Category Archives: Rider Alert

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


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


E Street Bus Stop Closures

ROUTES 4, 10 & 11 RIDER ALERT – 10/24/2012

The City of San Bernardino is finishing improvements to the 4th  Street Transfer Center at the Route 14 stop today. They are now beginning improvements on 4th Street westbound.

We will relocate both Routes 4 & 14 to our old bus stop area adjacent to the Carousel Mall parking structure heading east on 4th Street between F & E Streets. We anticipate Route 14 returning to its normal parking location on F Street within a few days, but the Route 4 will remain at the temporary location for a few weeks while the concrete bus parking pad is completed.

We are also adjusting the stop location for Routes 10 & 11 for a few days due to traffic control cone zone while the work is being completed at the Route 14 stop. The Route 10 will just be backed up about north about 100 feet and the Route 11 will move further north on F to the same area that we have been using as
the temporary stop for Route 14. This will also be for only a few days while the original Route 14 stop is completed.

Information has been posted  at the Route 4 stop and bus stop signs have been adjusted.

Shakeout Earthquake Drill planned Thursday

News release from the San Bernardino County Fire Department:

This Thursday, October 18 at 10:18 a. m., the Omnitrans bus fleet will slow or stop all over San Bernardino County as a part of the Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill.

A mock emergency announcement will be made to passengers, and if it is safe, buses will slow and pull over as they would in an actual earthquake. During the simulated magnitude 7.8 earthquake along the San Andreas Fault, Omnitrans coach operators will practice safety procedures that would be followed in the event of a major earthquake.

Omnitrans, the County’s largest transit provider, will be conducting other simultaneous company-wide earthquake preparedness activities on October 18th including:

  • Conducting a DROP, COVER and HOLD ON drill for their employees at all their facilities at 10:18 a.m.
  • Displaying an Omnitrans Travel Training bus to instruct children on bus safety during an earthquake as a part of the ShakeOut event at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands.
  • Distributing refresher awareness material to Omnitrans Coach Operators on the proper procedures to be taken if an earthquake strikes while they are on the road.

“The important thing is for our riders not to panic, but to remain calm and follow the instructions given by their coach operator and/or transit supervisor on-scene until a higher level of authority arrives,” says Mark Crosby, Security & Loss Prevention Supervisor. “While the bus is shaking during an earthquake, passengers should stay seated and protect their head and neck.”

This year’s ShakeOut exercise focuses on commuter preparedness by encouraging commuters who drive themselves or use public transportation to take steps today to prepare should a major earthquake occur during
their commute.

If an earthquake occurs while you are driving:

  • Safely pull over to the side of the road, stop, and set the parking brake.
  • Avoid overpasses, bridges, power lines, signs and other hazards.
  • Stay inside the vehicle until the shaking is over.
  • If a power line falls on the car, stay inside until a trained person removes the wire.

For more information about the Great California ShakeOut and to register your participation, visit

The San Bernardino County Fire Department, Office of Emergency Services reminds you to prepare now so you can get back to normal sooner after the next major earthquake.

Read more about the important role Omnitrans plays in emergency disaster preparedness:

Omnitrans participates in disaster planning exercise

Photo of the Omnitrans moblile command center

Mark Crosby, Security & Loss Prevention Supervisor and Ray Lopez, Safety & Security Director, stand outside the Omnitrans Mobile Command Center

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.

Route 83 temporary bus stop closure

Bus stop 7779 at Euclid & D is temporarily closed due to improvements being made by the City of Ontario. Alternate stops are Euclid & F southbound or Euclid & Holt southbound.

Rider Alert: Route 2 detour due to construction

For the next 3-5 days, Route 2 Northbound will be detouring using Hospitality to Sunwest to E Street due to construction.

sbX Construction Update for August 6th-10th

The sbX weekly construction update lists the places, dates, times and details of construction activity currently taking place in San Bernardino in preparation for the sbX bus rapid transit project.

Kendall Drive and Palm Avenue Park-and-Ride-Facility

  • Parameters: South of Kendall Drive and Palm Avenue intersection
  • Day Work: Mon. – Fri. from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
  • Specifics: Work on park-and-ride restroom continues, Sidewalk grading

Cal State University San Bernardino

  • Parameters: New bus station location on campus
  • Day Work: Mon. – Fri. from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
  • Specifics: Roadway work continues, work on bus passenger platform continues
  • LANE CLOSURE: Traffic control in effect.
E Street
  • Parameters: Select locations between 10th Street and Hospitality Lane
  • Day Work: Mon. – Fri. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
  • Night Work: Mon. – Fri. from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly
  • Specifics: Driveway, curb and gutter work continues, storm drain activities, electrical activities, street light activities
  • LANE CLOSURE: Parking and lane nearest the curb along the east side of E Street between 10th Street and 6th Street has been eliminated. Traffic control in effect on east and west side of E Street throughout the corridor.

Hospitality Lane

  • Parameters: Select locations between E Street and Tippecanoe Avenue
  • Night Work: Mon. – Fri. from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Intermittent Day Work
  • Specifics: Driveway, curb and gutter work continues including sidewalk removals, landscaping activities, irrigation activities, electrical activities, street light activities
  • LANE CLOSURE: North side of Hospitality Lane nearest the curb is closed.

Various Bus Station Locations

  • Parameters: Little Mountain Drive, Shandin Hills Drive, Marshall Boulevard, Highland Avenue, Baseline Street
  • Day Work: Mon. – Fri. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
  • Night Work: Mon. – Fri. from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly
  • Specifics: Platform structure activities such as pouring slab, forming walls and erecting structure steel, irrigation activities
  • LANE CLOSURE: Traffic control in effect at some locations.
To establish a safe work environment for crews and the public, the construction crew has implemented traffic control measures that allow for at least one lane in each direction to be open during construction. Maintaining access to businesses is a high priority as part of this project. As such, signage is placed throughout the corridor to inform the public that they are open for business.

About sbX

The sbX BRT Project is the first-of-its kind express service to be constructed in the Inland Empire. It is the beginning of an intermodal public transit system in the San Bernardino Valley that will help reduce vehicle congestion while providing the public an environmentally friendly alternative that is sophisticated, cost effective, and time efficient.

The 15.7-mile corridor spans between northern San Bernardino and Loma Linda. It will include 16 art-inspired stations at key university, government, business, entertainment and medical centers as well as four park-and-ride facilities.

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