Omnitrans Seeks Public Comment on Significant Service Changes for Fall 2020

To prepare the agency for future regional transit needs and ensure long-term financial sustainability, Omnitrans is proposing implementation of its ConnectForward service plan on September 7, 2020. This plan includes significant elements of route realignment, route elimination and creation of new routes, and is designed to maximize efficiency while minimizing impact to riders.

The proposed changes will be presented at a series of public meetings and hearings, scheduled for January 13 – February 6, 2020 (full schedule below). This is your chance to share your opinions and feedback about the proposed changes, and Omnitrans service in general. 

We encourage you to look over the proposed changes and share your constructive input. Details about specific routes, cities and communities impacted, and changes to the Access/ADA service area are provided on our website at:

The proposed changes are also available in a special booklet, ConnectForward – Proposed Service Changes for September 2020, which will be available onboard buses beginning January 6, 2020.

If you are unable to attend one of the public meetings, you may send your comments by mail to the Omnitrans main office located at 1700 West Fifth Street, San Bernardino, CA 92411 to the attention of the Strategic Development Department. Comments may also be submitted by telephone at (909) 379-7150, or by e-mail at planning@omnitrans.org. The deadline for comments is February 13, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

LOCATIONDATETIMESERVED BY ROUTES
San Bernardino Transit CenterMonday, Jan. 13, 20206 – 9 a.m. sbX, 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 215, 290 
San Bernardino Transit CenterMonday, Jan. 13, 20203 – 6 p.m. sbX, 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 215, 290 
Yucaipa City HallTuesday, Jan. 14, 20203 – 5 p.m. 19, 308, 309, 310 
Fontana Transit CenterWednesday, Jan. 15, 20206 – 9 a.m.10, 14, 15, 19, 20, 61, 66, 67, 82
Upland City HallWednesday, Jan. 15, 20203 – 6 p.m.83, 85
Fontana Transit CenterThursday, Jan. 16, 20203 – 6 p.m.10, 14, 15, 19, 20, 61, 66, 67, 82
Rialto – Foothill & Riverside Bus StopsFriday, Jan. 17, 202011 a.m. – 2 p.m.14, 22
Montclair Transit CenterTuesday, Jan. 21, 20206 – 9 a.m.66, 80, 85, 88, 290
Chino Transit CenterTuesday, Jan. 21, 20203 – 6 p.m.81, 83, 85, 88
*San Bernardino – Omnitrans Committee Meeting Wednesday, Jan. 22, 20209 a.m.14
Redlands Mall Bus StopsThursday, Jan. 23, 20203 – 6 p.m. 8, 15, 19
Ontario Mills Bus StopsFriday, Jan. 24, 202011 a.m. – 2 p.m. 61, 81, 82, 290 
Grand Terrace Community RoomMonday, Jan. 27, 20203 – 5 p.m.325
Montclair Transit CenterWednesday, Jan. 29, 202011 a.m. – 2 p.m.66, 80, 85, 88, 290
Chino Hills City HallWednesday, Jan. 29, 20204 – 7 p.m.88, 365
San Bernardino Transit CenterThursday, Jan. 30, 20206 – 9 a.m.sbX, 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 215, 290
Fontana City HallThursday, Jan. 30, 20203 – 6 p.m.10, 14, 15, 19, 20, 61, 66, 67, 82
Ontario – Dorothy Quesada Community CenterMonday, Feb. 3, 20204 – 7 p.m.86
Colton – Arrowhead Regional Medical CenterTuesday, Feb. 4, 202011 a.m. – 2 p.m.1, 19, 22, 290
*San Bernardino – Omnitrans East Valley FacilityTuesday, Feb. 4, 20204 – 7 p.m.14
*San Bernardino – Omnitrans Board of Directors MeetingWednesday, Feb. 5, 20208 a.m.14
Rancho Cucamonga – Chaffey College Transit CenterThursday, Feb. 6, 202011 a.m. – 2 p.m.67, 80, 81, 85

* Omnitrans is located at 1700 West Fifth Street, San Bernardino, CA 92411.

21 thoughts on “Omnitrans Seeks Public Comment on Significant Service Changes for Fall 2020

  1. Regarding the replacement service for Route 365, please clarify the last sentence. “Proposed fares are $5 per trip, with a day pass, for fixed route service.” Does this mean a day pass and $5 will be needed to use the “micro transit”, or that a day pass will issued to connect with fixed-route buses?

  2. Regarding Route 290 service cuts, would they include the eastbound trip currently leaving Montclair at 9:43 AM, and/or the trip departing Montclair at 1:59 PM?

  3. Fuck I know your out of money but you gotta fuck with the Frequency on the 66 and eliminate the 80 south of fourth where I need it at fourth you are abandoning students that rely on this route and the others to get them to school and now it’s gonna be your fault they are truant you mess with the 80 you’ll lose riders and money Fuck Fuck Fuck fuck

  4. The rE oval of route 7 is a very bad idea. As this route services 1 college campus as well as 3 k-12 schools. Also this is the only route close Enoch for me to do your Daly chute. By removing this you end up causing it were I can not get to school or work because the closest route would be way too far for me to walk. Also you would cause many college students and k-12 students a major inconvinance causing them not being able to get to and from school. Please reconsider this plan.

  5. please do not eliminate the route 5 bus it’s my transportation to work and the doctors. I am almost sixty and have severe asthma. I love the convenience of the 5 being right across the street from where I live. Thank you. Deborah Million

  6. Route 5 is critical for me and my family. Our grocery store, pharmacy, doctor and work are all along the route 5. Perhaps a smaller bus instead of the elimination of the route. Please reconsider this choice. Thank you.

  7. I personally think the changes are amazing!!! One question I’m a chaffey college student and I’m familiar with all the drivers but it seems like there’s different ones now this semester. Do they get transferred somewhere else? So sad 🙁 they were all so sweet:)

    1. Thank you for the feedback, Lauren. Every service change (on January, May, and September), drivers have the opportunity to bid for new shifts/routes, which is why you may see a new friendly face every now and then. Thank you for the nice comment about our awesome drivers!

  8. Tell me you are asking for comments if this is already a done deal. Why would you eliminate the route 5. A lot of people depend on that bus. A lot of elderly people. Run a bus down North Park??? Nobody on North Park needs a bus. Please reconsider this plan. Don’t your paying customers get a say in

    1. Hi DJ. Not a done deal. The changes, if approved, will be implemented in Sept. 2020. Thanks for the feedback. It will be considered as we move forward with the plan.

  9. So WHO at Omnitrans is the “genius” that came up with the idea of running both the Line 2, AND the SBX over the SAME EXACT ROUTE? Why not have the Line 2 run on weekends, and the SBX run on weekdays (or does that make too much sense?)! Additionally, your Line 1 buses have “overlays” at the SB Transit Center and Valley Collebe for WHAT REASON? If you are going to CUT SERVICE AND RAISE FARES, the least you can do is to KEEP THE BUSES MOVING! Or do the “planners” who come up with this nonsens, not even ride the bus routes they “adjust”? That is typical of a transit agency!

  10. Elimination of the route 5 and adding a route 6 dies not take care of the majority of the North end residents. We work hard for our money and have chosen a more environmental way to work school shopping and other errands by taking the bus and now you want to take it away. Keep the route 5 going for all the residents in the North end of the town to use and take advantage of. If it is the cost of the route perhaps you should tell the drivers that everyone that gets on should pay or the do not ride. I ride the route 5 every single me and almost every driver is letting people ride for free.. not fair to the people who are paying 60 dollars a month for a monthly pass or the six dollars for a daily pass

    Would it make a difference if I can get a certain time of people to sign a petition to keep the route 5. Thank you

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