Discounted Youth Bus Pass Will Help Cure Summer Boredom

Each year, OCTA offers the youth of Orange County a golden opportunity for vacation fun, and this year is no exception. Presented as the cure for zombie-like boredom, this year’s Youth Summer Pass provides riders 18 and younger with unlimited bus... read more

Bus Riding Goes to the Dogs

Last month, service and therapy animals in training joined their handlers in making bus rides a familiar and relaxed experience during OCTA’s semiannual Service Animal Training Day. More than 100 animals and 123 of their human companions... read more

30-Day Youth Summer Pass Offers Lively Fun at a Deep Discount

The 30-Day Youth Summer Pass has everything kids need to get off the couch and out into Orange County fun, including a great low price, an enticing contest, and zombie thrills. Yes, zombies. That’s the fun theme of this summer’s program, which... read more

On Service Animal Training Day, Bus Riding Went to the Dogs—In a Good Way

On April 11, service and therapy animals in training joined their handlers in making bus rides a familiar and relaxed experience during OCTA’s semiannual Service Animal Training Day. More than 100 animals and 123 of their human companions... read more

Service Animal Training Day Debuts at a New Location April 11

On April 11, OCTA will offer its free semi-annual program to familiarize therapy and service animals with public transportation. Animals that are comfortable with the sounds, movement and layout of a bus increase the independence and confidence of... read more

Bus Branding Continues with New Design Options

OCTA is exploring the possibility of giving fixed route and ACCESS buses a new look. With 400 new buses on the way, there is a cost-effective opportunity to update the branding, which hasn't been done for 15 years. Thousands provided feedback on the... read more

Nine Out of Ten OCTA Bus Riders Satisfied With Service, According to Survey

Results of a recent customer satisfaction survey show that an overwhelming majority of bus riders in Orange County are pleased with the fixed-route bus service that transports nearly 1 million people each week to work, home, and retail and... read more

Bus Customers Provide Feedback at Roundtable

OCTA hosted a customer roundtable on Feb. 24 to receive input from transit riders about bus service changes and digital technology enhancements. Roundtable attendees voiced appreciation for the rider alerts delivered via flyer and regarding... read more

The Bus is the Best Choice for Travel to Two Orange County Tet Festivals

OCTA is making it easy for Orange County residents to get to two popular Tet Festivals by bus. Both will be held this weekend of Feb. 20 to 22. The largest Tet Festival outside of Vietnam will be held at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.... read more

Online Application Makes It Easy to Get the New College Fare ID

OCTA offers college students specially discounted passes to help them keep more money in their wallets while traveling to class or exploring OC using fixed-route buses.  An OCTA College Fare ID is required when boarding the bus using any OCTA College... read more

Ride to a Free Family Event this Saturday

Mardi Gras for Autism is a free event that is fun for the whole family. Sponsored by the Fullerton Cares Autism Coalition, the event encourages families to enjoy the fun of Mardi Gras while raising money for special education programs. Expected to... read more

The Festival of Whales is Coming Soon

Celebrate the annual migration of the California Gray Whales at the 44th Annual Festival of Whales in Dana Point on two consecutive weekends, March 7- 8 and 14 - 15, 2015. Getting there is easy with OCTA. Plus, you can receive valuable discounts such... read more

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with OCTA

The most celebrated holiday of the year for the nearly 1.5 million people of Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese descent living in Southern California, Lunar New Year gets a big welcome with two great events that each draw more than 100,000 people.   Tet... read more

New Real-Time Mobile Apps for Bus Customers

To take the guesswork out of waiting for the bus, OCTA is providing bus location information to third-party mobile apps, creating better mobile experiences for OCTA’s customers. Bus riders can easily find real-time bus locations and predicted bus... read more

New Bravo! Route 543 Weekend Service Highlights Bus Service Change

Bravo! Route 543, the reduced-stop bus service that connects Fullerton and Costa Mesa via Harbor Boulevard, will begin offering weekend service on Feb. 8. The colorful buses with the distinctive blue-and-orange design will run every 20 minutes from... read more

New 30-Day College Bus Pass Helps College Students Budget for Transit

Starting this month, OCTA will release a 30-Day College Pass (C-Pass) designed to help cash-strapped college students take advantage of OCTA bus service. The new pass reduces upfront costs to encourage ridership and brings the safety and convenience... read more

Free New Year’s Eve Bus Proves Popular with OC Residents

Ridership rose by 9 percent compared to last year as Orange County residents welcomed the opportunity for safe, convenient travel during OCTA’s annual tradition of free bus rides on New Year’s Eve. From 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 until 2:30... read more

CEO Darrell Johnson Addresses OCTA Teen Council

OCTA’s first Teen Council kicked off Jan. 13 with an overview of OCTA from CEO Darrell Johnson.  The seven council members also reviewed potential new bus designs and weighed in on their favorites. Representing six area high schools, the Teen Council... read more

OCTA and OCSD Promote Safe Transportation Alternatives for New Year's Eve

As 2014 came to an end, OCTA and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) made a difference on the streets through a community partnership and providing alternatives to driving while intoxicated. To promote safe travels, OCTA continued its... read more

Holiday Schedule Will Be In Effect on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

All buses will run on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Thursday, December 25, 2014 for Christmas Day and on Thursday, January 1, 2015 for New Year's Day. Download an eBusbook to view the schedule for your route. Holiday schedules apply on Christmas Day,... read more
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