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

From Backpacks to Bikes: OCTA Lost and Found

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 of the room.    Each... 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

Bus Service Change Improvements Roll in Oct. 12

As part of its annual October service change, beginning Oct. 12 OCTA will make minor schedule adjustments and route alignments to provide additional customer service and/or relieve bus overloads. Schedule adjustments were made to the following... read more

Service Animal Training Day Helps Animals and Their Handlers

On Saturday Oct. 4, OCTA will offer its free 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

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
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