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Veterans Ride Omnitrans Free on Veterans Day
Veterans just need to show a veteran-status ID when boarding any Omnitrans bus including freeway express and local bus routes, the sbX rapid line, or OmniGo community shuttles. Accepted veteran IDs include those issued by US Departments of Defense or Veterans Affairs, San Bernardino County Veterans Affairs, and the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
"We're pleased to honor our veterans with free rides on Veterans Day," said Omnitrans CEO/General Manager P. Scott Graham, himself a veteran of the US Marine Corps. Omnitrans provides ongoing fare discounts for military veterans. A one-way trip is $0.75 for veterans, compared to $1.75 regular fare; a veteran day pass is $2.25 compared to the regular rate of $5. Discounted veteran 7-day and 31-day bus passes are also available.
Since Omnitrans introduced a veteran fare in January 2015, an increasing number of retired military personnel have taken advantage of the discount. Boardings attributed to veterans in 2015 averaged 13,061 per month. In 2016, veteran monthly boardings are averaging 15,131 year-to-date, an increase of 16%.
All Omnitrans bus routes will be running regular schedules on November 11. The Veterans Day free ride offer is not applicable to Access service for persons with disabilities.
Personalized trip planning assistance is available through the Omnitrans information center, at 800-9-OMNIBUS (800-966-6428)