Omnitrans announces measures to improve access to transit

Posted: 8 August 2022 | | No comments yet

In addition to expanding its Omniride on-demand transit service to serve more community destinations across San Bernardino County, Omnitrans is also reducing fares for seniors and people with disabilities.

Omnitrans expands on-demand transit service and reduces senior fare

Credit: Omnitrans

Omnitrans has announced that it is expanding its on-demand micro-transit service, OmniRide, in Chino/ Chino Hills and Upland, as the agency reduces fares for seniors and people with disabilities in all three of its transit zones.

“It is exciting to expand the OmniRide micro-transit service and offer personalised service to more community destinations,” said Omnitrans CEO and General Manager Erin Rogers. “Omnitrans is continuing to meet the challenge of our region’s evolving mobility needs.”

As of 8 August 2022, OmniRide Chino/ Chino Hills service boundaries will expand to Euclid Avenue, north to Riverside Avenue, and to serve Walmart and Amazon fulfilment centre. Similarly, OmniRide Upland will serve Carnelian Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga and Montclair Place in Montclair.

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In order to further benefit customers, Omnitrans will utilise Measure I sales tax funding to provide a permanent $1 reduced senior/ disabled fare in all OmniRide zones (Bloomington, Chino/ Chino Hills, Upland), also effective as of 8 August 2022.

The OmniRide service is powered by the OmniRide on-demand app, provided by RideCo. To access the service, customers need to simply reserve a trip to and from any location in any of the OmniRide
service areas. The app will then direct customers to the nearest virtual stop and arrive for pickup within 15 minutes, before proceeding to their requested drop-off point, similar to Uber or Lyft services.

All fares for the on-demand service come with a day pass for Omnitrans fixed-route services. Customers have the option of paying by credit card when making their reservation or paying cash on-board.

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