Omnitrans

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An Omnitrans bus at the 4th Street Transfer Center in San Bernardino, CA
Parent San Bernardino Associated Governments[citation needed]
Headquarters 1700 West Fifth Street,
San Bernardino, California
Locale San Bernardino Valley
Service area San Bernardino Valley[1]
Service type
Routes 35 [2]
Stations 16 BRT[citation needed]
Fleet 139[2]
Daily ridership 43,836
Fuel type CNG, diesel
Operator First Transit (paratransit only)
Website http://www.omnitrans.org/

Omnitrans is a public transportation agency in San Bernardino County, California, United States. The largest transit operator within San Bernardino County, it serves the San Bernardino Valley.[1] The agency was established in 1976 through a joint powers agreement[1] and today includes 15 cities and portions of the unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County. In addition to the southwestern corner of San Bernardino County, Omnitrans provides service to parts of Riverside and Los Angeles Counties. Omnitrans currently carries about 14 million passengers per year, and although the system has enjoyed strong growth in recent years, the trend has leveled off and ridership has actually declined slightly in the most recent 24-month period. Omnitrans currently operates 27 fixed routes as well as a general public dial-a-ride service, “Omnilink,” and a paratransit service for the disabled, “Access.” Omnitrans operates throughout the urbanized area of southwestern San Bernardino County: south of the San Bernardino Mountains, from Upland, Montclair, and Chino in the west to Redlands, California and Yucaipa in the east. The Omnitrans service area covers approximately 456 square miles (1,180 km2).

Services[edit]

Fixed route[edit]

The fixed-route services consist of 28 local fixed routes including one peak-hour only service, two peak-hour trippers, and one regional express route. Routes are operated with 40-foot (12 m) buses (and 12 30-foot buses) running primarily along major east-west and north-south corridors. Headways vary from 15-minute to hourly service, with approximately 18 hours of service on weekdays, 13 hours on Saturdays, and 12 hours on Sundays. Omnitrans recently had major changes in the West Valley by adjusting routes to run more North to South (80s) and East to West (60s).

Bus rapid transit[edit]

Omnitrans developed a bus rapid transit route titled sbX that traverses the San Bernardino Valley from north to south.[3][4][5]

OmniGo[edit]

OmniGo is a general-public circular fixed route service for the low density/low demand cities of Chino Hills, Yucaipa, and Grand Terrace.[6]

Demand response[edit]

Access[edit]

Access provides public transportation services for persons who are physically or cognitively unable to use regular bus service (ADA certified and/or Omnitrans Disability Identification Card holders). Access operates curb to- curb service with minibuses or vans, complementing the Omnitrans fixed-route bus system. The Access service area is defined as up to 3/4 mile on either side of an existing fixed route. Service is available on the same days and at the same times that fixed-route services operate.

OmniLink[edit]

Omnilink is a general-public, demand-response service that operates in Yucaipa and Chino Hills. This service circulates through a defined, low-density service-area with minibuses picking up and dropping off passengers. Every hour, the bus returns to a timed-transfer point, for direct, timed connections to the fixed-route system. This type of service is a more efficient way to provide coverage in low-density areas compared to traditional fixed-route service. Service operates approximately 11 hours on weekdays, 10 hours on Saturdays, and six hours on Sundays.

Fares[edit]

Omnitrans offers both standard daily fares and discounted multi-trip and multi-day passes. Special fares are also offered to seniors, persons with disabilities, and students.[7]

Future[edit]

Omnitrans will operate the Redlands Passenger Rail Project line between San Bernardino and Redlands.

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