Transportation

Omnitrans rate hike, route changes set for Sept. 3

Omnitrans will raise fares for the first time in five years on September 3, 2019. The same day, the transit agency will add new Route 12, eliminate freeway express Route 208 due to low ridership, and implement additional route changes to enhance connectivity and efficiency. A single bus trip will increase from $1.75 to $2.00 while the 1-day pass rate will rise from $5 to $6.  A 31-day pass goes from $55 to $60 and a 7-day pass will be $20, up from $18. Single ride and one-day passes are also sold in discounted 10-packs. Persons with disabilities, seniors age 62 and up, military veterans, and youth age 18 and under are eligible for reduced fares.  Single rides and 1-day passes can be purchased with cash on board buses.  Bus passes are also available for advance purchased through the Token Transit mobile payment app, the Omnitrans online store,  and at various retail pass outlet locations. Fares also increase on Omnitrans’ Access service which transports persons with disabilities who qualify under Americans with Disability Act (ADA) guidelines. The new Access base fare will be $3.75, up…

Redlands Passenger Rail Project breaks ground, future of faster, cleaner transportation

Residents of San Bernardino County were introduced to the future of accessible and cleaner transportation during the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) groundbreaking event of the Redlands Passenger Rail Project on Friday, July 19 on the corner of Third St. and Stuart Ave. The rail connection will run nine miles between the University of Redlands and the San Bernardino Transit Center, a multi-modal transit hub that provides passengers access to all cities heading west. Courtesy photo: Rep. Pete Aguilar and Redlands Mayor Pro Tem Denise Davis. Once completed the Redlands Passenger Rail Project will house the Arrow Commuter Line featuring low-emission trains that will be converted to zero-emission vehicles, the first of its kind in North America. Darcy McNaboe, President of SBCTA led the panel for the Railway project event, and explained the process and challenges overcome to get the project afloat. The many contributors who helped make this dream come to fruition were acknowledged, including Rep. Pete Aguilar who secured major funding. With over $8 million invested in the Railway project, the idea of more efficient and clean transportation was able to gain…

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