Brea Seniors Discover that Public Transportation is the Way to Go

At a recent meeting at the Brea Senior Center, nearly 50 seniors learned about the many public transportation options open to them during a “How to Ride the Bus” presentation from the OCTA senior outreach staff. The presentation also... read more

OC Fair Express Ridership Rises by More than 30 Percent

This year, OC Fair-goers showed a clear preference for something that wasn’t deep-fried or wrapped in bacon: The OC Fair Express.    During the five weeks from July 11 through Aug. 10, OCTA provided a total of 76,952 trips to and from the OC Fair --... read more

New K9 Team Helps Keep Transit Safe

Fresh from an intense 10-week training class, a new K9 team has joined Transit Police Services (TPS) to help keep travelers safe. Part of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, TPS patrols major transportation hubs, responds to incidents and... read more

Roundtable Provides Valuable Customer Perspective

OCTA conducts customer roundtables to ensure it is providing effective solutions for customers’ transportation needs, particularly those pertaining to bus scheduling and routing.  The customer roundtable on July 29 offered an opportunity to... read more

Popular OC Fair Express Mobile Ticketing App Adds Convenience, Saves Time

For this year’s OC Fair Express, OCTA unveiled a mobile ticketing app that allows customers to purchase bus passes with mobile devices and on the Internet. With a credit card and the app, customers can purchase one-way and round-trip passes for up to... read more

O.C. Agencies Unite to Combat Human Trafficking

On Aug. 6, Orange County law enforcement, transportation officials and the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force will hold a joint news conference to discuss the growing problem of human trafficking and efforts to put an end to the crime through... read more

Upgrades Headed to Busiest Bus Stops in Orange County

More than $1.2 million is headed to upgrades at 51 of the busiest bus stops in the county following a recent Board decision to award funding. The upgrades are part of the Measure M Safe Transit Stops program. The program provides funding for... read more

Thousands Jump Aboard the OC Fair Express

Each summer for the past 124 years, Orange County residents have looked forward to the regional fair and this year they seem particularly eager to enjoy the fun. Ridership on the OC Fair Express is up 30 percent so far this summer, with 57,000... read more

Transit Police and Canine Partners Help Keep Bus and Rail Systems Safe

Transit Police Services (TPS) works with OCTA to maintain a safe environment throughout the entire transit system. Part of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, TPS patrols major transportation hubs, responds to incidents and performs searches. In... read more

The OC Fair Express Is Back!

Beginning July 11, Orange County’s favorite transport to the OC Fair will return for Friday, Saturday and Sunday journeys through Aug.10. The popular OC Fair Express provides direct service to and from the fair from eight convenient locations for... read more

For a Great OC Summer Staycation, Bus to the Beach

Orange County has world-famous beaches that are as close as your local bus route. With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to head over to the sand and surf. For a truly relaxing day, leave the car home and take the bus. It’s... read more

The OC Fair Is Coming Soon and OCTA Has More Ways to Enjoy It

Last year, more than 1 million traveled to the OC Fair in Costa Mesa for everything from deep-fried Oreos to baby animals to first-rate music. That’s a lot of people, cars, traffic, and parking issues.  Fortunately, there’s a time-and-money... read more

Photo Contest Awards Users of Summer Bus Pass

Each year, OCTA offers the youth of Orange County a golden opportunity for vacation fun, and this year is no exception. The OCTA Summer Bus Pass, which provides riders 18 and younger with unlimited bus rides from June 1 through August 31, is now on... read more

Unlimited Bus Rides, Sunglasses and Prizes

Each year, OCTA offers the youth of Orange County a golden opportunity for vacation fun, and this year is no exception. The OCTA Summer Bus Pass, which provides riders 18 and younger with unlimited bus rides from June 1 through August 31, is now on... read more

Bus Service Change Effective June 8

As part of OCTA’s regular June service change, minor schedule adjustments and route alignments will be implemented on June 8 to provide additional customer service, relieve bus overloads, and provide greater connectivity. Schedule adjustments are... read more

Get to Your Favorite Beach on the Bus

Orange County has plenty of wonderful beaches that can be enjoyed year-round. However, with summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to head over to the sand and surf. There are plenty of bus routes that can take you there. Here are... read more

Ride the Bus to the Tustin Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

OCTA is partnering with the City of Tustin to offer something special for bus riders at the 30th annual Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-off on Sunday, June 1. The event will feature chili tasting, craft booths, food vendors, entertainment, a kids’... read more

OCTA Increases Bus Boarding Efficiency

Improved fare collection procedures can help improve the speed and efficiency of public transportation. To reduce bus boarding time, decals with the message ‘Speed Your Ride’ were placed on the window adjacent to front bus doors to remind customers... read more

Service Animal Training Day Adds Spring Date on April 5

The popular program that helps trainers and their service animals learn how to ride a bus has been expanded to twice a year. The new spring date is Saturday, April 5 at the Fullerton Park-and-Ride at 3000 Orangethorpe Ave. Service Animal Training Day... read more

Parents and Youth to Participate in Bus Ridership Roundtable Discussion

Selected parents and youth ages 14 to 18 have been invited to share perspectives on riding the bus at a roundtable discussion. OCTA will use the feedback to improve programs, marketing, and pass sales targeted at the youth market. Together and in... read more
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