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  • OmniTrans Seeks Input on Proposed Temporary Suspension of Route 290

    December 1, 2021

    Over the last year and a half, OmniTrans has closely monitored ridership trends, demand, incrementally restored bus service and even introduced new transit options to better suit the changing needs of our community. In August, several bus route frequencies were increased, and other routes returned to service to better align with the start of in-person learning at our schools and colleges.

    As the effects of the pandemic continue to manifest, OmniTrans now faces a Coach Operator shortage due to the continued tight labor market we are seeing nationwide. As such, OmniTrans must consider modification of service levels in January 2022 to continue to provide reliable service with the least impact on customers, which includes temporary suspension of freeway express Route 290. (View presentation video below.)

    Route 290 currently serves the San Bernardino Transit Center, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Ontario Mills, and Montclair Transit Center. If Route 290 were suspended, these four destinations would still be served by local OmniTrans bus routes.

    Let us know your feedback

    Community members are invited to give input on this proposal at any of the upcoming meetings. Your valuable feedback will allow OmniTrans staff to understand any unintended consequences from the temporary suspension of Route 290 and work to mitigate the impact.

    Virtual MeetingJoin on Zoom | Meeting ID: 858 6465 6308Wednesday, December 15, 20216-7 p.m.
    MontclairMontclair Transit CenterThursday, December 16, 20217-9 a.m.
    San BernardinoSan Bernardino Transit CenterFriday, December 17, 20216-8 a.m.

    If you are unable to attend these events, you can still provide your input through the end of Friday, December 31, 2021 via:

    Phone: 909-379-7342

    Mail: Omnitrans, Strategic Development Dept., 1700 W. 5th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92411

    E-mail: planning@omnitrans.org 

    Comment Form:

    OmniTrans appreciates your understanding and patience as we continue to work through the developing effects of the pandemic. All those looking for work, or who know someone looking for work, are encouraged to look at OmniTrans careers in transit. It’s a fulfilling job with competitive pay and healthcare and retirement benefits, where you will keep the San Bernardino Valley moving and positively impact people’s lives and the local economy.

    View public hearing presentation

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