Omnitrans

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An Omnitrans bus at the 4th Street Transfer Center in San Bernardino, CA
Slogan Connecting our community.
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 267[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). Major destinations within the Omnitrans service area include transportation centers, medical centers, educational facilities, shopping malls, business parks, and community centers.

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).

List of fixed routes[edit]

Bus rapid transit[edit]

Omnitrans developed a bus rapid transit route titled sbX that will traverse 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]

List of OmniGo routes[edit]

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]

Rider Type of Fare As of September 2013
Full Fare Rider
Cash $1.75
Day Pass $5
7-Day Pass $18
31-Day Pass $55
Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
Cash $0.75
(includes Measure I subsidies) Day Pass $2.25
7-Day Pass $8
31-Day Pass $27.50
Students
Cash $1.75
(Youths taller than 46 inches (120 cm), Day Pass $5
under 19, and in school) 7-Day Pass $14
31-Day Pass $41

Children under 46 inches (120 cm) ride free of charge. (Limit 2 per fare-paying adult)

Ridership[edit]

Year Ridership %Change
2000 15,118,778 +2.5%
2001 16,754,115 +9.2%
2002 16,925,613 +1.0%%
2003 16,671,990 -1.5%
2004 15,902,857 -4.6%
2005 15,420,783 -3.0%
2006 15,497,166 +0.5%
2007 15,480,043 -0.1%
2008 14,826,501 -4.2%
2009 15,452,794 +4.2%
2010 14,652,000 -5.1% Projected
2011 14,254,000 -2.7% Projected

Fleet[edit]

Omnitrans also operates a Restored Vintage Coach (named Old Blue) which is a 1958 GMC diesel bus on special occasions.[8]

The roster below excludes the 101 Omnilink/Access vehicles.

Make/
Model
Picture Year Numbers
(Quantity Ordered)
Engine/
Transmission
Fuel Propulsion Assigned Depot Notes
GMC Old Look 1958 5876
(1 bus)
Diesel
  • Known as "Old Blue"
  • Restored coach
  • Used only on special occasions.
NFI C40LF 2000 0001-0044
(44 buses)
  • John Deere 8.1L CNG
CNG 0001-0034, 0042-0043-East Valley

0035-0044(?)- West Valley

  • Originally had Cummins C Gas Plus.
  • Some retired
NFI GE40LF 2000 0045-0047
(3 buses)
  • Ford Triton V-10
    • ISE Thundervolt hybrid system
Hybrid East Valley
  • Gas-Electric Hybrid test buses
  • Uses ISE Thundervolt Hybrid System
  • 0045 & 0047 retired
NFI C40LF 2001 0101-0127
(27 buses)
  • John Deere 8.1L CNG
CNG 0101-0119 - West Valley 0120-0127 - East Valley
  • Originally had Cummins C Gas Plus.
NFI C40LF 2001 0131-0141
(11 buses)
  • John Deere 8.1L CNG
CNG East Valley
  • Originally had Cummins C Gas Plus.
NFI C40LF 2003 0151-0172
(32 buses)
CNG

0161-0169 - West Valley
0151-0160, 0170-0172 - East Valley

Thomas Dennis SLF230 2004 501-512
(12 buses)
CNG West Valley
  • 502 retired
NFI C40LF 2005 0175-0198
(24 buses)
CNG East Valley
NFI C40LFR 2009 1201–1227
(28 buses)
CNG East Valley
NFI C40LFR 2011 1231-1247
(17 buses)
CNG West Valley
NFI XN40 2012 1251-1270
(20 buses)
CNG 1251-1270 East Valley;1261,1262,1263,1264,1265,1266,1267 West Valley.
  • Features new Blue and Green livery.
NFI XN40 2015 1290-1316
(27 buses)
CNG East Valley.

Retired fleet[edit]

Make/
Model
Picture Year Numbers
(Quantity Ordered)
Engine/
Transmission
Fuel Propulsion Formerly Assigned Depot Retired Notes
GMC
TDH-5105
1957-1958 5101-5104
(4 buses)
  • Ex-Santa Monica Municipal Bus Lines
Flxible
411-HD-D1-1
1967 800-814
(15 buses)
  • Ex-San Bernardino Municipal Transit System
Flxible
45102-8-1
1975 1000-1015
(16 buses)
  • Ex-San Bernardino Municipal Transit System
Mercedes-Benz
O309D
1975 101-104
(4 buses)
  • Ex-San Bernardino Municipal Transit System
Mercedes-Benz
O309D
1975 20700-20719
(20 buses)
Dodge
Tradesman 300 Van
1975 20720-20723
(4 buses)
Chance
RT-50
1977 700-706
(7 buses)
AMG
10235B-8
1977 1100–1118
(19 buses)
Diesel
GMC
T8J-204
RTS-04
1980 400-440
(41 buses)
Diesel 2000
  • Renumbered 1400-1440
TMC
T70-206
RTS-06
1989 600-633
(34 buses)
Diesel 2003
TMC
T80-206
RTS-06
1992 640-683
(44 buses)
Diesel 2005
  • Renumbered 1640-1683
TMC
T80-206
RTS-06
1993 684-698
(15 buses)
Diesel 2009
  • Renumbered 2684-2698
Orion
05.501
1996 700-723
(24 buses)
CNG East Valley 2009
Neoplan
AN440A
1997 9701-9707
(7 buses)
CNG 2008
SVMC Trolley
3000
2003 1101-1103
(3 buses)
  • Formerly used on Redlands Trolley

Governance[edit]

Omnitrans is administered by a Board of Directors, made up of the Mayor or Council Member from each member-City and all five Supervisors of the County of San Bernardino. Each City has one alternate Board Member who is designated by the City Council. The County representatives have no alternates. The alternates vote only in the absence of the official representatives. It is required under the JPA that the Board of Directors meet at least one time each quarter of each fiscal year. The Board of Directors holds its regularly scheduled meeting on the first Wednesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. in Omnitrans Metro Facility (San Bernardino) Board Room. All meetings are held in compliance with the Ralph M. Brown Act. Board meetings are presided by the Board-appointed Chair. In addition, a Vice-Chair is elected by the Board. The CEO/General Manager is the Secretary to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for such acts as adopting the budget, appointing the CEO/General Manager, appointing a technical committee, establishing policy, and adopting rules and regulations for the conduct of business.

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