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SealCity of Beaumont, CA
550 East 6th Street
Beaumont, CA 92223
Commuter Link 120

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Hop on board!

It’s easy, quick and affordable to commute from Beaumont to the heart of Southern California.

You can hop on a Beaumont Transit shuttle in front of Wal-Mart and ride non-stop to the Metrolink Station in San Bernardino.

From there, commuters can take a Metrolink train to jobs in Pasadena and Los Angeles. College students can catch an Omnitrans bus at the Metrolink Station and quickly be sitting in class at California State University, San Bernardino.

After four months, ridership is growing for Commuter Link 120—a shuttle route between Beaumont and San Bernardino. In July, a stop could be added to take veterans to the VA Center in Loma Linda. The city would like to hear about other transit needs from the public. We invite you to take a survey under the Beaumont Transit section of the city’s website, www.BeaumontCares.com or call us at 951-769-8530.  

“As a city, we believe strongly in regional transportation,” said Mayor Roger Berg. “Our pioneering approach helps people get where they’re going and keeps the air clean and skies blue.”

Commute time

Beaumont Transit’s commuter link between the city and San Bernardino runs weekdays, and riders must make reservations 24 hours in advance. To make a reservation, please call Beaumont Transit at 951-769-8532 during office hours. (Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday:  8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Roundtrip general fares are $6 per person, and roundtrip fares for seniors, youth and the disabled are $4 per person. It takes only 30 to 45 minutes, depending on traffic, for a one-way commute between Beaumont and San Bernardino. Passengers are picked up at the Beaumont Wal-Mart at 4 a.m., 5 a.m., 4:20 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.

On a recent day, bus driver Diana Fuquay left Beaumont at 4:20 p.m. on her familiar afternoon run to pick up passengers in San Bernardino at the Metrolink Station. She drove along Sixth Street and merged onto Interstate 10. Traffic was light as she motored along past Calimesa’s rolling foothills and open fields. Before the bus driver knew it, she was cruising the 215 Freeway headed for the Second Street exit in downtown San Bernardino.

Passengers come first

A few minutes later, Fuquay pulled up to Beaumont Transit’s stop at the Metrolink station and glanced out her window at a long line of sleek, modern Metrolink trains.

“My passengers should be here any minute,” she said.

Moments later, Chris Bromley, 64 and her grandson, Kevin, 20, appeared and boarded. They had been visiting a friend in San Bernardino over the Memorial Day weekend, and like always, her trip included a few hours at the Friday night swap meet. The woman and her grandson chatted with the bus driver and then settled back into their seats for the ride to Beaumont.

“The drivers are so friendly and on time, I would give this service an A +++,” Chris Bromley said. “My friends are always saying, `You’re here already?’”

It would only be a few minutes before Bromley and her grandson were dropped off at Wal-Mart in Beaumont.

Last run of the day

At 5:45 p.m., Fuquay made a second run to San Bernardino to pick up another passenger at the Metrolink Station. Miguel Santana, 20, is a Cal State, San Bernardino student and is majoring in business management. He takes the bus twice a week and learned about Beaumont Transit’s Commuter Link 120 from his school.

During the ride back to Beaumont, the bus driver asked Santana about a second job he just started and an upcoming family wedding. They chatted a little more and then arrived right on time at the bus stop.

“See you next time,” Fuquay said as her passenger went down the steps and the doors closed.

As she headed for the bus barn, Fuquay was eager to see her passengers again and watch regional transportation grow. Mile after mile, it just seems to come naturally along Commuter Link 120.