Free rides will be open for students of the Cal State San Bernardino, Chaffey and San Bernardino Community College Districts. This is an initative brought to you by the schools, the air quality agency and local governments.
For those in Riverside County, UCR and Riverside College students were given the option to get rides on RTA buses. Now San Bernardino County college students are given the chance. This experiment will last for one year, but if you are interested in this service beyond the year students will likely have to invoice themselves a fee to cover the bus service. RCC students currently pay around 6 dollars a quarter, but expect it to cost as much as a parking permit. However that would be a bargain.
Only bad thing is that Omnitrans will likely need to increase the frequency on some of the routes if ridership actually picks up due to the offer. I did post on the Omnitrans wall on facebook stating that instead of 60 minute frequencies for Route 80 and 81, we should have 45 minute frequencies to help meet the demand for the services.
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