Omnitrans Connecting at ONT Every 15 Minutes

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ONTARIO, Calif. – August 28, 2017 – Getting to Ontario International Airport (ONT) will soon be easier as Omnitrans expands public transit service to the Inland Empire’s gateway airport.

Beginning September 5, Route 61 will include stops at ONT every 15 minutes between 4:45 a.m. and 10:45 p.m. on weekdays, officials of Omnitrans and the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) announced today. The expanded bus service will operate seven days a week.

“Ontario International Airport is a public treasure and it should be more readily accessible by public transit, particularly as we add air service and the number of passengers we serve continues to rise,” said Alan D. Wapner, OIAA president and Omnitrans board member. “We are grateful to Omnitrans for increasing dependable and affordable service for air travelers, greeters and employees alike.”

More than 383,000 airline passengers traveled through ONT in July, an increase of 9.2 percent compared with the same month in 2016.

Omnitrans officials noted that higher-frequency service will provide a desirable transit mode beyond private transportation.

“We believe the 15-minute frequency makes public transit a viable option for ONT travelers,” said P. Scott Graham, Omnitrans CEO/General Manager. “With bus fare just $1.75, it’s a lot more affordable than parking, hailing a ride or renting a car, and needless to say it will help to reduce congestion in and around the airport.”

Route 61 travels through Pomona, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana, providing easy connections to many other Omnitrans routes, neighboring transit bus operators and Metrolink rail service in both Pomona and Fontana.

At ONT, Route 61 buses will stop just east of baggage claim areas at both passenger terminals. Omnitrans Route 80 also reaches ONT with hourly service seven days a week, traveling through Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga.

Omnitrans recently introduced a pay-by-phone option and also provides real time arrival information and online trip planning via smartphone through the free Omnitrans mobile app and the agency’s mobile-friendly website, www.omnitrans.org. Personalized routing assistance available at 800-9-OMNIBUS (800-966-6428) or through Omnitrans website.

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Take Metrolink Labor Day Weekend to World Class Destinations Across the Region

Riders benefit from Metrolink’s $10 Weekend Day Pass

LOS ANGELES – Southern California residents can take a relaxing ride on Metrolink to beach attractions or to Los Angeles Union Station and transfer at no additional cost to Metro’s light rail and subway system. Passengers can spend the day visiting popular destinations and attractions in Downtown L.A. and Hollywood, including:

  • Olvera Street
  • Chinatown
  • Disney Concert Hall
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame and Attractions
  • Universal Studios
  • Madame Tussauds (wax attractions) in Hollywood
  • L.A. LIVE (The GRAMMY® Museum, restaurants, Regal Theaters)

There’s no greater value than the $10 Weekend Day Pass, which allows families and friends to be adventurous while saving time, money and avoiding traffic. Metrolink Monthly Pass holders can also take advantage of unlimited systemwide travel on Saturdays and Sundays at no additional cost.

On Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, Metrolink will provide more service than previous years with train schedules regularly available on Sundays. This year, Metrolink trains on the San Bernardino Line will also stop at the Los Angeles County Fair on Labor Day.

The Labor Day schedule includes service on the Antelope Valley, San Bernardino, Orange County, the 91/Perris Valley and the Inland Empire-Orange County lines. Trains will not operate on the Ventura County Line nor the Riverside Line, or to the four stations on the Perris Valley Line extension. Regular Monday fares are in effect; no Sunday/Weekend Day Pass discount.

Due to expected high levels of ridership on Amtrak trains Labor Day weekend, Metrolink’s Rail 2 Rail® program agreement with Amtrak will be partially suspended. Starting Friday, Sept. 1, until Monday, Sept. 4, Metrolink monthly passes will only be accepted on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner® trains 761 and 796, as well as all Amtrak 500 series trains.

Regular Metrolink service will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Please visit the following link for more information on the Labor Day service www.metrolinktrains.com/laborday.

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Omnitrans Buses Not in Service Labor Day

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In observation of the Labor Day holiday, Omnitrans buses will not be in service on Monday, September 4, 2017. Their administrative offices and customer service call center will also be closed. Regular office hours and bus service will resume on Tuesday, September 5.

Don’t forget that September 2017 Omnitrans service changes go into effect on September 5th. Plan your trips ahead of time with our  Guide to September 2017 Service Changes!

For additional information, visit omnitrans.com/blog.