Omnitrans Seeks Input on Future BRT Line and Freeway Express Expansion

Omnitrans is holding a series of public meetings in April to gather public feedback on proposals for additional freeway express service in 2016-2017 and the future West Valley Connector bus rapid transit (BRT) line.

sbX bus


Similar to the sbX green line BRT launched in San Bernardino and Loma Linda in 2014, the West Valley Connector would offer: weekday service every 10 to 15 minutes, stations spaced at one mile to a half mile apart, transit signal priority, and enhanced stations with benches, trash cans, lighting, real time bus arrival signs, security cameras and emergency phones.

The proposed 25-mile long line would travel through Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Montclair and Pomona, connecting major activity centers such as Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center, Victoria Gardens, Ontario Mills, Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario Convention Center, Ontario Airport and multiple Metrolink commuter rail stations. Details available online at: West Valley Connector Info.

West Valley Connector Meetings

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
4-7 PM at Ontario Senior Center
225 East B St. Ontario 91764

Thursday, April 14, 2016
4-7 PM at Purpose Church
601 N. Garey Ave., Rm. H100, Pomona 91768

Saturday, April 16, 2016
9 AM-2 PM at Terra Vista Farmer’s Market
10808 E. Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga 91730

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
4-7 PM at Fontana Women’s Club
16880 Seville Ave., Fontana 92335

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
4-7 PM at Montclair Senior Center
5111 Benito St., Montclair 91763

Buster with Route 290 Freeway Expressbus


Omnitrans is proposing a new weekday-only, peak-hour freeway express bus route to serve Yucaipa, Redlands, and San Bernardino via Interstate 10 beginning in January 2017. The transit agency also proposes increasing service span and frequency on the Route 290 freeway express launched last year which connects San Bernardino, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, Ontario Mills and the Montclair Transit Center via Interstates 215 and 10. If approved, Route 290 would provide additional early morning and mid-day trips beginning in September 2016. Details available online at: Freeway Express Proposals

Public comments also may be submitted by mail to Omnitrans, 1700 West Fifth Street, San Bernardino, CA 92411, phone at 909-379-7250, or email at The deadline for comments on freeway express proposals is Friday, April 29, 2016; the West Valley Connector comment deadline is Saturday, April 23, 2016.

Freeway Express Service Meetings

Monday, April 18, 2016
3-6 PM at Montclair Transit Center
5091 Richton St., Montclair 91763

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
6-10 AM at San Bernardino Transit Center
599 W. Rialto Ave., San Bernardino 92410

4-7 PM at Omnitrans Offices
1700 W. Fifth St., San Bernardino 92411

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
6-10 AM at Redlands Mall Transfer Center
100 Redlands Mall, Redlands 92373

3-6 PM at Yucaipa Transit Center
34272 Yucaipa Blvd., Yucaipa 92399

5 thoughts on “Omnitrans Seeks Input on Future BRT Line and Freeway Express Expansion

  1. Hi Omnitrans,
    I love the 290 Freeway Flyer from SB to Montclair. I don’t see how you could make it better? Are you saying you are adding Yucaipa and Redlands, to the current route, or, adding an additional frweeway flyer bus from Yucaipa/Redlands? I take the 290 from SB so I cannot comment on how it’s needed in the other communities. Hopefull people from Yucaipa/Redlands will give their feedback.


    Nathaniel Veal
    Happy 290 Rider!

  2. Now I have read the BRT proposal and I see that my comments above are totally irrelavent. Sorry about that. Please disreguard my comments above.

    Nathaniel Veal

  3. The arrogance of SANBAG planners is appalling, as seen in the proposed new SBX route that studiously Avoids reaching the planned Metro Gold Line station in Montclair.
    At this time the job destinations in the San Gabriel Valley far outnumber the dismal downtown San Bernardino corridor, so why are transit plans oriented toward the latter?
    The new SBX route must have an alternate leg that runs down Foothill Blvd and south on Monte Vista past the Montclair Metrolink station.
    Furthermore, some ‘interim’ express bus service is needed TODAY along Foothill and/or I-210 to the Gold Line. Metrolink is slightly faster to DTLA but does not reach many job destinations in the SGV and has far less frequency than the GL.

    1. Thank you for your comments, Mike. Two planned future sbX BRT routes will connect with the Gold Line. If you have time, please attend one of our upcoming public meetings to learn more.

    2. @Omnitrans, thanks for your unexpected response.
      You should consider surveying current patrons of the Express Route 290 service. Read the LAC Metro Source postings about the outer GL station parking lots – they are FULL very early largely due to commuters who changed over from Metrolink or otherwise decided tried not to drive. A wealth of potential connecting bus riders there!
      Perhaps alternate Rte 290 trips could end at the Asuza Citrus station, with concurrence of Metro. If not rerouted via the 57 fwy, a longer I-10 routing to Citrus Ave would pass the Covina Metrolink station.

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