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Omnitrans Proposes Service and Fare Changes
Transit Agency proposes its first fare increase in five years
The cost of a one-way bus trip would increase from $1.50 to $1.75 while the 1-day pass rate would rise from $4 to $5. A 31-day pass would go from $47 to $55. Discounted fares apply to persons with disabilities, seniors age 62 and up, and youth 18 and under. Fare increases also are proposed for Access service which transports persons with disabilities who qualify under Americans with Disability Act (ADA) guidelines.
September service change proposals affect bus routes in the east San Bernardino valley. “With the launch of the sbX bus rapid transit line this April, we have the opportunity to streamline several routes and enhance connectivity,”
Elimination of OmniLink general public dial-a-ride service operating in Chino Hills and Yucaipa is also up for consideration. Trips taken on OmniLink have steadily declined since the implementation of OmniGo community shuttle routes in those cities in 2010. In fiscal year 2009-10, OmniLink provided over 45,000 trips compared to only about 18,500 last year.
“Most of our OmniLink customers are within walking distance of an OmniGo route,” explained Williams, “and those with disabilities who are ADA-eligible can switch to using Access service.”
Details and fare tables are available online at: http://www.omnitrans.org/
Public Hearing Schedule:
SAN BERNARDINO: Monday, March 24
10 am – 2 pm, Feldheym Library, 555 W. Sixth St.
3:30 – 6 pm. San Bernardino Transfer Ctr., 4th & F St.
CHINO: Tuesday, March 25
9 am – Noon, City Hall, 13220 Central Ave.
2 – 6 pm, Chino Transit Center
REDLANDS: Wednesday, March 26
1 – 3 pm, Redlands Mall Transfer Center
5 – 8 pm, City Hall, 35 Cajon St.
FONTANA: Thursday, March 27
7 – 10 am, Metrolink Station, 16777 Orange Way
RANCHO CUCAMONGA: Thurs., March 27
1 – 3 pm, Chaffey College Transit Ctr., 5885 Haven Ave.
ONTARIO: Thursday, March 27
5 – 8 pm, Senior Center, 225 East B Street
MONTCLAIR: Monday, March 31
9 am – Noon, Montclair Transit Ctr., 5091 Richton Rd.
YUCAIPA: Monday, March 31
2:30 – 6:30 pm, Yucaipa Transit Ctr., 34278 Yucaipa Blvd.
Comments may also be submitted by phone at 909-379-7250, email: tembi.morales@