Category Archives: Events

Omnitrans Joins ABC7, Firefighters in Toy Drive

Omnitrans and Buster join Santa and Southern California Firefighters, along with Garth Kemp and ABC7 to bring smiles to the faces of hundreds of children this holiday season.

The 20th Annual Spark of Love Toy Drive “Stuff a Bus” Event will take place on Friday, November 30th between 4:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m at Mathis Bros. Furniture at 4105 E. Inland Empire Blvd. in Ontario.

The “Spark of Love” Toy Drive collects new, unwrapped toys and games for underserved children throughout Southern California, and last year distributed more than 600,000 toys to 3,000 families. All toys collected in San Bernardino County will stay local, and be distributed to kids in surrounding communities.

Community members can participate by bringing a toy to the “Stuff a Bus” event,  or they may drop off a toy at Omnitrans offices, local fire stations or CVS Pharmacy Stores.

To learn more, please visit Click here  or call (818) 863-7777.

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Omnitrans Honors America’s Veterans

On Veterans Day, our country pays tribute to more than 26 million brave Americans who have served in our armed forces. We owe the many freedoms we often take for granted to their collective sacrifice and dedication. Without them, our nation and world would be an entirely different place. To those who served, we say thank you.

REGISTER ONLINE FOR JOBS AT OMNITRANS.

Military veterans often possess the skills and training that match jobs in public transportation. Veterans and others interested in a career at Omnitrans can sign up to receive notifications of future job openings through the OmniAlerts section of the Omnitrans website, http://www.omnitrans.org. Current openings and general information about working at Omnitrans are posted online at www.omnitrans.org/about/careers/

Omnitrans Employs Vets in Many Roles.

Omnitrans is privileged to have 90 employees who are also military veterans, whom we have listed below. Just as they served our country in a variety of ways, these veterans are deployed in a variety of roles at Omnitrans, from Coach Operator to Equipment Mechanic, Department Director and more. One employee is currently on active duty and two are active reserve. We are proud to have them on our team.

  • Kevin Allen
  • Rick Alverez
  • Carol Angier
  • Joe Armenta
  • Darrell Bell
  • Patrick Belton
  • Mike Bonacio
  • Robin Bose
  • Salvador Botello
  • Allan Bowman
  • Byron Brown
  • Jon Bryant
  • Fausto Bustos
  • Diane Caldera
  • William Carnall
  • Craig Chance
  • Jami Cisneros
  • Edward Cooney
  • William Collins
  • Aron Cook
  • Joanne Cook
  • Kevin Copeland
  • Paul Coussa
  • Thomas Dahlin
  • Joseph Day
  • Leonard Diaz
  • Mark Donley
  • Dennis Eaves
  • John Ellis
  • Raymond Ellis
  • Xavier Estrada
  • Ronald Freeland
  • John Gavin
  • La’ Vern Gerald
  • Terrence Gipson
  • Andres Gomez
  • Scott Graham
  • William Hall Jr
  • Jerry Henry
  • Alejandro Hernandez
  • Daniel Hernandez
  • Manuel Herrera
  • Bryant Hogan
  • Brian Hoppie
  • Roy Hoskinson
  • Dion Igyarto
  • Verretta Johnson
  • Dennis Jones
  • Eric Keeney
  • Michael Kevorkian
  • Joseph Krolik
  • Effie Lee
  • Ralph Ligon
  • Elliot Lipsey
  • George Lizama
  • Ray Lopez
  • Daniel Luna
  • Glennvanni Maiquez
  • John Martinez
  • Albert Matthews
  • Herald Mc Coy
  • Dennis Mc Neir
  • Harold Mc Rant
  • Alan Mooney
  • Robert Neilson
  • Jack Oliver
  • Lionell Olley Sr.
  • Alfred Orozco
  • Gregory Owens
  • Robert Peters
  • Michael Plunkett Jr.
  • Dwaun Roberson
  • Archie Rockwell
  • Alex Rosas
  • Derman Redman
  • Phillip Sosa
  • Joseph Sozanski
  • John Stafford
  • Douglas Stanley
  • John Steffon
  • Hosia Stokes
  • Krafton Stoll
  • Wallace Tatum
  • Willie J Thomas
  • David Torres
  • Emilio Torres
  • Forrest Tucker
  • William Valle
  • Art Villagran
  • Donald Walker
  • Allen Wild
  • Paul Wichman
  • Clarence Wingfield
  • Martin Yedwalsky

PLEASE NOTE: Omnitrans buses will be running as scheduled on Monday, November 12th. However our administrative offices will be closed in observance of the Veterans Day holiday

Buses running, offices closed Monday

Omnitrans salutes America's Veterans

Holiday Schedule
Omnitrans buses will be running as scheduled thoughout the Veterans Day holiday. However our administrative offices will be closed on Monday, November 12th.

Our Proud Veterans
 If you see your any of your coach operators wearing one of these buttons over the weekend, you will know that they are one of the many military men and women employed by Omnitrans. Over the next few days we will be sharing some of their personal stories with you on our blog.

To all who have served in our nation’s military over the years, we salute you and thank you for your service.

Route 2 Parade Detour November 10th

Celebrations will be in full swing for the 13th Annual Cruizin ‘E’ Street Veterans Day Parade & Car Show on Saturday, November 10th! Due to this popular event, our Omnitrans Route 2 buses will be detouring that day as follows:

Route #2 – Northbound Detour

  • From 5th Street
  • Left on D Street
  • Left on 18th Street
  • Right on E Street

Route #2 – Southbound Detour

  • From E Street
  • Left on 18th Street
  • Right on D Street
  • Right on Baseline
  • Left on E Street

PLEASE NOTE: Omnitrans buses will be running as scheduled on Monday, November 12th. However our administrative offices will be closed in observance of the Veterans Day holiday

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Cruizin E St. Veterans Day Parade & Car Show

Presented by: Juan Pollo; hosted by E St. Cruizers Car Club and Inland Empire Military Museum

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 10th

Where: Original McDonald’s Museum, 1398 N. E St., San Bernardino

Admission: Free

Parade details: Starts 10 a.m. at San Bernardino High School, 1850 N. E St., and continues south past Original McDonald’s Museum to Base Line

Contacts:

Cirque du Soleil discounts available

Looking for something special to do this month? Why not take advantage of this amazing discount offer from Cirque du Soleil? Citizens Business Bank Arena is easily accessible from Routes 61, 81 and 82!

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Fusing the 3000 year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, Dralion draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature. The show’s name is derived from its two emblematic creatures: the dragon, symbolizing the East, and the lion, symbolizing the West. In Dralion, the four elements that govern the natural order take on a human form. Thus embodied, each element is represented by its own evocative color: air is blue; water is green; fire is red; earth is ochre. In the world of Dralion, cultures blend, Man and Nature are one, and balance is achieved.

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Rider Alert: Detour for Route 66 Rendezvous

The San Bernardino Convention & Visitors Bureau, producers of the Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous© is gearing up for the 23rd Annual Rendezvous which takes place September 13 – 16 this year in the downtown streets of San Bernardino.

As always, there will be Omnitrans detours in effect during the event that passengers will need to be aware of. Please adjust accordingly, and if you have any questions call us at 1-800-9-OMNIBUS.

  • Routes 1, 3, 4, 7, 8 and 9 will detour from 5th Street and use  6th Street.
  • Routes 2, 5 and 15 will detour from 2nd Street.
  • Routes 10 and 11 will be not be affected.

Omnitrans Unveils New Logo, Fleet Graphic

Omnitrans CEO Milo Victoria unveils new logo and buses

Rebranding includes new mobile friendly website

San Bernardino, CA –Omnitrans unveiled its new logo, slogan and fleet graphics on Wednesday, August 15th at the transit agency’s main transfer center in downtown San Bernardino.

“The colors symbolize our green earth and blue sky, reflecting Omnitrans’ commitment to the environment, and air quality in particular, with our 100% natural gas-powered fleet,” explained CEO/General Manager Milo Victoria. “But my favorite part of Omnitrans’ new look is our tagline: ‘Connecting our Community.’ This is our purpose: to connect all members of the community – from students, to mothers, to commuters, to persons with disabilities and senior citizens – with the places they need to go to live their lives as they choose.”

Omnitrans New Flyer Xcelsior bus

Two New Flyer Xcelsior 2012 40-foot transit buses on display were decked out with a bold new fleet design in bright green and blue. Twenty of the new buses will be deployed in coming weeks to replace retiring models. The remaining 144 buses in the Omnitrans fleet will get a simplified color refresh.

The agency website, www.omnitrans.org, also got a makeover. Smart phone and tablet users can now instantly access maps and schedule information without cumbersome downloads or continuous scrolling. Important news and updates are prominently featured up front. The easy-to-use trip planner appears on every page. Drop-down menus allow the user to easily search information by service, route or destination. Fare information is available at the touch of a button, and passes can be purchased online.

New buses also feature 3-capacity bike racks, an upgrade from the 2-capacity racks on the existing fleet. Omnitrans transports over 300,000 bikes each year. To spotlight the new racks, Omnitrans held a “Rack and Roll” contest at the event. Contestants were timed loading a bike on to the rack. Al Langdon of Rialto had the fastest time and won a new bicycle courtesy of Performance Bicycles in Ontario, California.

Buster, the agency mascot was also updated with the new fleet graphics. The new logo and color scheme replace designs developed in 1985 and are the third logo and branding used by the transit agency in its 36-year history.

Additional photos may be viewed on Flickr at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/omnitrans/sets/72157631085639788/

Buster, the Omnitrans mascot, also got an updated look

Founded in 1976, Omnitrans is the public transit agency providing over 50,000 passenger trips each weekday across the San Bernardino Valley. Omnitrans is governed by a 20-member board representing the 15 cities served by Omnitrans and San Bernardino County.