This site summarizes the recommended guidelines for the design of transit system components including bus stops, bus facilities and amenities, and the bus rapid transit (BRT) system in the San Bernardino Valley.

The purpose of this site is to provide design criteria guidelines that should be considered when designing and placing safe and secure transit facilities. These guidelines are developed by Omnitrans, working with the local jurisdictions to provide safe, comfortable, and convenient high-quality facilities at bus stop locations, while considering the operational needs of Omnitrans, the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), other federal and state accessibility mandates, and public safety and security.

These guidelines are intended for use by city planners, designers, traffic engineers, developers, and other public officials. The general public may also find these guidelines useful in understanding the current practices for the placement of transit facilities. By no means is this information intended to be used as standard details on which to base a final design, but rather as recommended criteria and general guidance for the placement and safe design of transit facilities. It cannot be overemphasized that these guidelines must be used in conjunction with full evaluation of the facts and local conditions, and the application of sound planning/engineering judgment. Each particular site must be thoroughly examined and each particular project must be evaluated from the aspect of safety, operational requirements, and cost effectiveness. Design solutions may need to be adjusted accordingly to satisfy sit- specific constraints and applicable local ordinances.

These guidelines are to be used for actions on new or revised stop locations and for sbX system implementation, and do not apply to existing stop locations.


Thank you to those who participated in the creation of this document, including but not limited to the following:

  • Parsons, Gruen Associates, and MIG consulting team
  • Omnitrans‘ Maintenance, Marketing, Operations, Planning, and Safety & Security departments
  • Omnitrans’ 16 member agencies:
    • City of Chino
    • City of Chino Hills
    • City of Colton
    • City of Fontana
    • City of Grand Terrace
    • City of Highland
    • City of Loma Linda
    • City of Montclair
    • City of Ontario
    • City of Rancho Cucamonga
    • City of Redlands
    • City of Rialto
    • City of San Bernardino
    • City of Upland
    • City of Yucaipa
    • County of San Bernardino