Omnitrans Buses Not in Service on Thanksgiving Day


In observance of Thanksgiving, Omnitrans buses will not be in service on Thursday, November 23, 2017. The 1-800-9-OMNIBUS customer service line and administrative offices will also be closed on this day.

Regular bus service will resume the following day, Friday, November 24. The customer service center will also re-open, but administrative offices will be remain closed until the following Monday.

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Take Metrolink During the Thanksgiving Holiday


Sunday service schedule on Thanksgiving and suspension of Rail 2 Rail® Program with Amtrak between November 22-26, 2017

LOS ANGELES – In observance of Thanksgiving, Metrolink will operate a Sunday schedule on Thursday, November 23. The Rail 2 Rail program on the Orange County Line will be suspended from Wednesday, November 22, through Sunday, November 26.

On Thanksgiving, regular weekday fares apply with no Sunday or Weekend Day Pass discount. Also on Thanksgiving, no trains will operate on the Ventura County Line, the Riverside Line, nor to four stations on Perris Valley Line extension.

Amtrak anticipates high ridership due to Thanksgiving and will suspend the Rail 2 Rail program on the Ventura County and Orange County lines from November 22-26. Metrolink Monthly Pass holders will not be able to ride any Amtrak service during this period. These holders should plan for other options, including normal Metrolink service.

The Rail 2 Rail program will resume on Monday, November 27.

For families looking to explore Southern California over the weekend, the Metrolink $10 Weekend Day Pass lets you ride all day for one low cost. You can transfer to local buses, Metro’s light rail and subway system at no additional cost.

Popular destinations and attractions near Metrolink and transfer stations include:

  • Olvera Street
  • Chinatown
  • Disney Concert Hall
  • Historic Downtown San Juan Capistrano
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame and Attractions; Madame Tussauds (wax attractions) etc.
  • Universal Studios
  • San Clemente Pier
  • Disneyland
  • Old Towne Orange Historic District
  • Burbank Downtown
  • L.A. LIVE (The GRAMMY® Museum, restaurants, Regal Theaters)

Please visit for more information about the Rail 2 Rail® program. Please click here for the latest schedule.

MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Gutierrez at or (213) 332-6979.



Donate to the Spark of Love Toy Drive 2017

Toy Drive

Spread some holiday cheer this season! Join Omnitrans, ABC7 and Southern California Firefighters and give to the Spark of Love Toy Drive.

Every child deserves to wake up with a smile on their face this holiday season, and you can help make that happen for under-served children in our local community on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Stuff-A-Bus extravaganza! Omnitrans buses will be ready to get “stuffed” with new, unwrapped toy donations at Mathis Brothers Furniture, located at 4105 Inland Empire Blvd, Ontario, CA 91764, from 5 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Last year, our community came together and stuffed over 10 buses with toys for little ones throughout San Bernardino County. In addition to supporting a wonderful cause, you’ll also enjoy music, treats, take a close-up look at the ABC7 news copter, and say hello to Santa at the event!

Unable to attend Stuff-A-Bus? We will be collecting toy drop-offs through Thursday, December 7th at our main office lobby in San Bernardino, and at the San Bernardino Transit Center.

You may also stop by any local fire station to drop off your toy, or donate monetarily online. All proceeds will go to buying toys or sports equipment for the children. Click here to donate online!

Omnitrans is located at 1700 W. Fifth Street San Bernardino, CA 92411. The San Bernardino Transit Center is located at 599 W. Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92401. For hours of operation, click here. 

San Bernardino County Transportation Authority Wins at the 29th Annual Clean Air Awards


(Photo by South Coast Air Quality Management District)

San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) was awarded with the “Model Community Achievement” award by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). SCAQMD hosted its 29th Annual Clean Air Awards honoring individuals, businesses, public agencies and others who are making significant contributions to cleaner air in the Southland.

The “Model Community Achievement” award is presented to an exceptional single program or strategy that improves air quality and sustainability in the community. The award is intended to recognize the collaborative efforts involving the public, business non-profit and government agencies.

“We’re proud to have been the first Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) agency in the state to use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) tow trucks within our community, and are thankful to SCAQMD for recognizing the hard work that has been put forth by the FSP program,” SBCTA President Alan Wapner said.

In collaboration with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Caltrans, FSP is a congestion mitigation program designed to assist with freeway traffic congestion caused by vehicles that have been disabled due to mechanical issues such as flat tires. It is a roving team of tow trucks that patrol selected segments of San Bernardino County Freeways during peak commute hours which assists more than 34,000 motorists each year. The goal of the program is to provide no-cost assistance or towing to motorists, which reduces congestion, as well as fuel consumption and exhaust emissions caused by traffic.

The FSP program implemented by SBCTA, utilizes CNG tow trucks resulting in the elimination of more than 1,477 pounds of criteria air pollutants over the span of three years. Since the initial deployment of the CNG FSP tow trucks in August of 2014, more than 1,038,400 gallons of fuel has been saved by the reduction of freeway congestion due the efforts this program.

SBCTA continues to work with its tow truck partners to employ the use of cleaner vehicles which will assist in improving air quality for the future.