San Bernardino Transit Center photo tour

The San Bernardino Transit Center will open in September, and crews are hard at work on all the final details. Here’s a behind-the-scenes photo tour of this new facility so far.

San Bernardino Transit Center - Photographer Janice Kuhn
Solar panels installed on the roof of the San Bernardino Transit Center power the building. Omnitrans is applying for LEED Gold status of the facility.
The San Bernsardino Transit Center - Photographer Juno Kughler Carlson
The transit center will include connections between the sbX Green Line and 12 of Omnitrans’ other bus routes (including the new 290 freeway express route), as well as other regional services such as MARTA Over-the-Mountain routes and the VVTA BV-Link.
San Bernardino Transit Center - photographer Juno Kughler Carlson
Lobby entrance. Public hours for the Transit Center building will be 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The customer service window will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
San Bernardino Transit Center - photographer Juno Kughler Carlson
Meridian fencing and designated crosswalks are in place at the transit center to prevent bus-pedestrian accidents.
San Bernardino Transit Center - photographer Juno Kughler Carlson
Seating outside the lobby entrance
San Bernardino Transit Center - photographer Juno Kughler Carlson
Lobby with view of the customer service desk. The lobby will have TV screens featuring customer information for all routes as well as Metrolink, MARTA, and VVTA information.
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The customer service desk, located in the lobby, will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
San Bernardino Transit Center - photographer Juno Kughler Carlson
View of outside of the security monitoring station from the lobby
San Bernardino Transit Center - photographer Juno Kughler Carlson
Inside the security monitoring station, security guards have a full view of most of the grounds. Cameras placed throughout the transit center property are monitored 24/7.
San Bernardino Transit Center - photographer Juno Kughler Carlson
Patrons can enter the L-shaped lobby from multiple directions. They also have access to public restrooms.
San Bernardino Transit Center - photographer Juno Kughler Carlson
Public water fountains in the lobby offer purified water as well as a dispenser to fill up water bottles.
San Bernardino Transit Center - photographer Juno Kughler Carlson
The public men’s bathroom off the lobby
San Bernardino Transit Center - photographer Juno Kughler Carlson
The public women’s bathroom off the lobby
The San Bernardino Transit Center - Photographer Juno Kughler Carlson
The drivers’ bathrooms are very similar to the public bathrooms. In addition to sinks and toilets, these bathrooms include lockers and a shower.
San Bernardino Transit Center - photographer Juno Kughler Carlson
The drivers’ break room, still under construction. The area beyond the glass is a small patio with a zen garden
San Bernardino Transit Center - photographer Juno Kughler Carlson
The sink area in the drivers’ break room
San Bernardino Transit Center - photographer Juno Kughler Carlson
A Zen garden on the patio outside the drivers’ room features bubbling, recirculating fountains and drought resistant plants
San Bernardino Transit Center - photographer Juno Kughler Carlson
Back patio outside drivers’ room. The slotted awning and dividers run all along the side of the building.
San Bernardino Transit Center - photographer Juno Kughler Carlson
The serene outdoor areas around the building feature seating as well as drought tolerant plants and trees.
San Bernardino Transit Center - photographer Juno Kughler Carlson
Plaza in front of the building
San Bernardino Transit Center - photographer Juno Kughler Carlson
Large walkways are lined with tall lights that keep the property well lit in the evenings. Omnitrans hopes to partner with a developer for transit-oriented development in the vacant field at the corner of E Street & Rialto
San Bernardino Transit Center - photographer Juno Kughler Carlson
One of the art features of the transit center is a large, working sundial sculpture .
The San Bernardino Transi Center - photographer Janice Kuhn
Brilliantly colored drought tolerant plants brighten the landscape

San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG)  oversaw the design and construction of the project. The constructions manager is Parsons Brinckerhoff and the contractor is Kemp Brothers.

By late 2016, SANBAG is expected to complete the extension of Metrolink service to the Transit Center site. The Metrolink platform will be adjacent to and accessible from the Omnitrans bus waiting areas. Future Redlands Rail will also connect to this transit center around 2021.

For more photos of the San Bernardino Transit Center visit our Flickr page.

4 thoughts on “San Bernardino Transit Center photo tour

  1. Hats Off to OmniTrans. Great design and look. Nice to see there will be security at this location. Thanks for sharing the photos.

  2. Accomplishing LEEDS status is very commendable and will most likely set a precidence for future construction projects. I wish there were more full grown shade trees. After all trees are also a part of sustainabilty.

  3. Looks great!

    Let us hope that “SECURITY” = no transients / panhandlers on or near this beautiful development.

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