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

OCTA Seeks Public Input on New Branding for Buses

OCTA is currently in the process of purchasing 400 new buses for fixed-route and ACCESS services. This purchase, combined with the in-process repainting of the existing fleet, presents a cost-effective opportunity to explore new branding concepts... read more

OCTA to Offer Free Bus Service on New Year’s Eve

To encourage people to travel safely, OCTA will continue its tradition of free bus rides on New Year’s Eve throughout Orange County. From 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 until 2:30 a.m., Thursday, January 1, 2015, rides on all fixed-route buses... read more

Annual Stuff-A-Bus Event Collects Toys for Local Children

A record-breaking 27 buses were filled with new toys at the Honda Center on Friday, Dec. 19 as part of the 22nd Annual Stuff-A-Bus event. From 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., donations poured in from businesses and residents to make this the most successful... read more

Holiday Free Pass Encourages New Riders to Explore OC by Bus

Orange County is full of amazing places to shop, dine, and have fun that are easily accessible by bus. During the holiday season, OCTA is encouraging new riders to hop aboard and explore those OC destinations using a free day pass. To help residents... read more

Get to Shopping Destinations with OCTA

OCTA buses are a safe and convenient way to get to your favorite shops to find the perfect gifts for friends and loved ones. Here is a list to help you plan for some last-minute shopping! Bella TerraRoutes 29, 66 & 70 Dozens of retailers, including... read more

Explore OC by Bus and Discover Great Destinations

Orange County is packed with amazing theme parks, beautiful beaches, first-class shopping, and many other fun and educational opportunities. And many of those places are a safe and convenient bus ride away. At the octa.net/exploreoc site, it’s simple... read more

Donate A Bus Ride

During the holiday season, consider donating a bus ride to those in need. This simple gift can make a big difference to those who can’t afford basic transportation while also putting food on the table for themselves and their families. Your donation... read more

Buses Will Be on a Holiday Schedule on Thanksgiving

All buses will run on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Thursday, November 27, 2014 due to Thanksgiving Day. Download an eBusbook to view the schedule for your route. Regular weekday service will resume on Friday, November 28.  Holiday schedules apply on... read more

Make a Difference by Joining OCTA’s Teen Council

OCTA is launching a Teen Council that will provide members with experience in the multifaceted issues associated with land use and transportation. This is a great opportunity for high school students to beef up their college applications.... read more

Explore OC by Bus and Discover Great Destinations

Orange County is a world-class destination packed with amazing theme parks, beautiful beaches, first-class shopping, and many other fun and educational opportunities. And for those who live and work in Orange County, many of those places are a safe... read more

From Backpacks to Bikes: OCTA Lost and Found (Part 2)

From Part 1: Each year, millions of people board OCTA buses and when they get off, they leave behind hundreds of items which are carefully collected and stored in a warehouse in Anaheim. OCTA’s Lost and Found is operated by the Orange County Adult... read more

OCTA Seeks Feedback on Bus and ACCESS Service

As part of its ongoing effort to improve bus service throughout Orange County, OCTA periodically surveys customers to gauge satisfaction about both fixed-route and ACCESS paratransit service. This important, up-to-date information will help OCTA... read more

OCTA Roadeo Tests Driving and Maintenance Skills

At OCTA’s 39th Annual Bus and Maintenance Roadeo Competition on Nov. 1 at the Santa Ana bus base, Board members, dignitaries, and employees battled it out for recognition as they showed off their prowess in driving and maintaining OCTA buses. ... read more

Service Animals and Their Handlers Participate in Special Training

OCTA recently hosted a free training event for service animals and their handlers to practice boarding, riding and alighting OCTA buses. The event helps familiarize service animals with public transportation and attracted dozens of participants. For... read more

Fun Places to Go by Bus

These fun events and destinations are sure to inspire a day trip with OCTA! Go Whale Watching Now is a great time to go on a whale watching excursion. The best part is, you can get discounts with Dana Wharf (Routes 1, 85, 90 or 91) and Davey's Locker ... read more

Stay Connected and Get Important Information

Don't ever miss news about a detour or schedule update again! OCTA has plenty of resources for you to get important information online or on-the-go. Schedules: Create an ebusbook with the latest schedules for the routes you use. Our Text4Next system... read more

Tell Us What You Think about the College Pass

Calling all community college students! OCTA is reviewing its College Bus Pass Program and needs your input. The College Pass has been offered for the past 10 years as a cost-effective way for community college students to travel to and from school.... read more

Get In the Halloween Spirit

Can you believe that it's already time for Halloween? OCTA hosted a group of costumed children from Orange Children and Parents Together, a local United Way Agency, today for some Halloween fun, including trick-or-treating and games. The event kicks... read more

From Backpacks to Bikes: OCTA Lost and Found

Part one of a two-part series Wallets, purses and cell phones fill large plastic bins. Backpacks, luggage and shopping bags sit along the shelves. Coats and plastic-wrapped dry cleaning hang on a rack. Bicycles are lined up in neat rows at the center... read more
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