Skip to Content
Streetsblog Los Angeles home
Streetsblog Los Angeles home
Log In
BRT

Ride the New sbX BRT with So.CA.TA. Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Friday May 2nd, Southern California Transit Advocates (SoCATA) is touring of Omnitrans' sbX Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) express service. Omnitrans sbX started operating Monday. Our hope is by highlighting its key attribute, dedicated stations along an exclusive bus lane, that sbX will inspire aspirations in Los Angeles County as Metro studies corridors for a proposed BRT network for possible implementation in the next few years.

Screen Shot 2014-05-01 at 8.22.47 AM

Just a glance at trade journal Metro Magazine's survey of Bus Rapid Transit confirms BRT is the object of burgeoning interest, especially in California.

We will be taking the Metrolink San Bernardino line train departing Los Angeles Union Station at 9:02 a.m. and scheduled to arrive in San Bernardino at 10:40 a.m. Our guide is to meet us at the San Bernardino station and from there we'll take local bus service to nearby E Street where we will begin riding sbX.

Cost of a Metrolink ticket from L.A. to San Bernardino is $13.25 (one way), $26.50 (round trip) -- senior/disabled rate is $6.75 (one way), $13.50 (round trip).

I have been monitoring the progress of this project for years and am jazzed at having a chance to finally ride it. And of course anyone who wishes to join us is welcome to do so. The only cost is out of pocket for fares and perhaps a late lunch after the tour is finished.

Omnitrans SBX BRT station. Image via Omnitrans
Omnitrans sbX bus at BRT station. Image via Omnitrans
Omnitrans SBX BRT station. Image via Omnitrans

A big thanks to Omnitrans for their cooperation in arranging this tour.

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog Los Angeles

Incomplete Streets Part 2: in OC Caltrans Ignores Caltrans Policy on Bike and Pedestrian Needs

Caltrans has a policy requiring Complete Streets in its projects, but Caltrans Districts routinely ignore it

July 24, 2024

Supervisor Hahn and Councilmember Ricks-Oddie: “Pull the Plug” on Metro/Caltrans 91 Freeway Expansion in Long Beach

Supervisor Janice Hahn: “I think it’s pretty clear that we’re going to need to pull the plug" on planned mile-long $174 million 91 Freeway project

July 23, 2024

L.A. Street Vendors Celebrate Removal of No-Vending Restrictions in Huge Win Against City

The victory is the product of a decade-plus-long battle to legalize sidewalk vending on our city streets

July 23, 2024
See all posts