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COVID-19 Response: May 2020 Service Changes Cancelled, Emergency Service Plan In Effect

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UPDATE
5/11/20
The County of San Bernardino no longer mandates face coverings when leaving your house, therefore our operators will no longer enforce face coverings for customers to board, or while riding, Omnitrans buses. Face coverings are strongly encouraged during the pandemic.


UPDATE
04/28/20
– Fare suspension has been extended through May 31, 2020.


Under ordinary circumstances, we would be introducing May 2020 service changes and brand-new Bus Book right now. Needless to say, this plan has been upended by the COVID-19 situation we are all working through.

Omnitrans will continue to maintain bus service at current levels while the world continues to cope with the implications of coronavirus. Bus service changes will be updated on September 7, 2020, during routine September service changes each year.

In late March, Omnitrans implemented an emergency service plan due to a reduced ridership demand related to the health emergency and stay-at-home orders. In April, we further adjusted service on specific routes to better align with ridership levels during the pandemic. As a result, several service changes originally proposed for September 2020 were implemented earlier than anticipated.

Your understanding as we navigate this unexpected health crisis is much appreciated!

Click here to view the current edition of the reduced service plan Bus Book.

For routes that have been eliminated, there are alternative ways to reach key destinations on other Omnitrans routes if you must travel for essential needs. For trip planning assistance, please utilize the Trip Planner on our website, the Transit smartphone app, or call us at 1-800-966-6428 .


Route 7 – Permanently Eliminated

Connected CSUSB and Downtown San Bernardino via Sierra Way.

Route 20 – Permanently Eliminated

Connected Fontana Metrolink and Kaiser Permanente Fontana via Merrill and Randall.

Route 67 – Temporarily Suspended

Connects Chaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga) and Fontana Metrolink.

  • Routes connecting Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana Metrolink: Route 66, Route 82 (weekdays)

Route 80 – Temporarily Suspended

Connects Chaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga) and Ontario International Airport via Vineyard/Carnelian.

Route 290 – Temporarily Suspended

Freeway Express route connecting San Bernardino, Colton Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Ontario Mills, and Montclair Transit Center via I-10.

Local routes connecting Route 290 stops:

  • Route 14 (San Bernardino, Rialto, Fontana) with connection to Route 66 (Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Montclair)
  • Route 15 (San Bernardino, Colton, Rialto, Fontana) with connection to Route 61 (Fontana, Ontario Mills, Pomona)
  • Route 1 (San Bernardino, Colton ARMC)

Route 308 – Permanently Eliminated

OmniGo community shuttle serving Yucaipa.

  • Served by OmniGo Route 309, an identical route traveling in clock-wise direction.

Your safety remains our top priority, but please remember it is a shared responsibility. While Omnitrans has made safety adjustments and enhanced bus cleaning protocol, it is equally important to take additional individual precautions if you must be out in public. Please remember to protect yourself and other community members by riding the bus for essential needs only during this time.

Let’s work together to keep travel safe for those who need to keep moving so the rest of us can remain safe at home. We look forward to getting through this together!

12 thoughts on “COVID-19 Response: May 2020 Service Changes Cancelled, Emergency Service Plan In Effect

  1. I am very disappointed that the 67 has been temporarily suspended. It is a very important bus route that connects with several buses. Baseline Street has many businesses. My leg is injured so I cannot walk to get to Foothill without pain. More people might ride the bus if they ran more often. I think there should also be a bus that goes down Archibald from 19th Street.

  2. Stupid change. I have family that lives not far from route 7. You people don’t understand that walking in our heat is unbearable, you cut service every time. Now it’s 30 minutes to walk from the sbx stop in the north end to their place. Route 7 did MORE than just transport people to Csusb.

    1. I agree with you on that one. Route 7 helps me get closer to home and now I have to walk about 1/4 of a mile either direction to either catch the 3/4 or 1/5 to get where I need to go…

  3. Thank you for not eliminating the route 5. It takes me everywhere I need to go.thank you thank you

  4. 🤭Saturday 5/9/2020 I was at the number 1
    Highland in Mountain Bus Stop, The Bus Driver
    Road Wright By Me Like I Wasn’t Waiting
    On The Bus Like It’s Not Corona Virus19 Going On
    Noone Trying To Get Sick🤫🤣😂🤣

  5. Route 15 bus did not pass by this morning. Waited for an hour and nothing. Is there a problem or change with the service on this route? This has potential to impact me at work. I need to know somi can make changes. Thank you.

    1. Hi Rocio, our apologies for the inconvenience! I do not see any detours or delays this morning. Please call our customer service center at 1 (800) 966-6428 as they may have other recent information. Thank you!

  6. I want to thank omnitrans for their generosity in providing the free ride during these stressful times!!! I’m a regular rider in a wheelchair and have been treated with much kindness and the drivers are professionals in every sense of the word. Again thank you omni Paul Stearns 909-470-2832 .

  7. I think omnitrans should start operating the busy route more frequent cause stores and restaurants are going to open this week the route 15 that I take to work in morning has a longer wait time instead of 20 minutes it’s 50 minutes I have found other means of transportation to get not a good sign

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