Get on the Bus, Relax, and Let Someone Else Drive

Though fall doesn’t begin until late September, everyone knows that the Labor Day weekend is really the unofficial end of summer. And the Labor Day weekend is just around the corner. Fortunately, there are several ways to relax and squeeze the most... read more

Voice Your Opinion about the Proposed February 2018 Bus Service Plan

OCTA is proposing changes to its bus service to increase efficiency and productivity. In 2015, the OCTA Board of Directors launched OC Bus 360°, a plan that examines bus service from all angles. During the initial implementation of this comprehensive... read more

OC Fair Express Kicks Off the Season with Fun and Prizes

For many in Orange County, summer is the season for the OC Fair, and the OC Fair Express is the best way to get there without worrying about driving or parking.   At the OC Fair Express opening day on July 15 at the Fullerton Park-and-Ride, fans... read more

Free Summer Bus Service Returns for Laguna Beach Fun

After a successful debut last year, the Laguna Beach Summer Breeze is back to help visitors get to the many attractions offered in the popular beach town without sitting in traffic or hunting for parking. The familiar blue-and-white OC Bus will serve... read more

Celebrate Good Times with the OC Fair Express

Everyone’s favorite way to get to the OC Fair is back! Avoid traffic and parking headaches by taking the OC Fair Express direct to the gate, and save on fair admission, too. From July 15 to Aug. 13, buses will depart from nine convenient locations on... read more

Youth Summer Pass Keeps Kids On the Go

This summer, kids 6 to 18 can get their own wheels for only $20. That’s the price for 30 days of unlimited travel on all fixed-route OC Buses. With the Youth Summer Pass, kids have the freedom to travel throughout the county to places like the beach,... read more

Santa Ana College Students Approve OC Bus Pilot Program

In May, Santa Ana College students voted to approve a three-year pilot program that will provide unlimited bus rides for all students. During the first year, the program will be free; during the second and third years, each semester full-time... read more

OC Bus 360° Shows Positive Results

The OCTA Board of Directors received an update on OC Bus 360°, an ongoing effort to reposition the bus system by responding to changing market conditions. While ridership nationwide and regionally is declining sharply, OC Bus 360° is showing... read more

Money-Saving Youth Summer Pass Returns

OCTA’s Youth Summer Pass will be back this summer for youth ages 6 to 18.  Popular among kids and their parents, the pass will be available in June for the unbeatable price of only $20 for 30 days of unlimited rides on OC Bus.  To identify... read more

Ride OC Bus to Fun Destinations

There as so many reasons to ride OC Bus – for play, to school, to market, for shopping. Here are some great places to visit for fun. A favorite destination is the Santa Ana Zoo, just a short walk from the bus stop at 1st and Lyon. The area is served... read more

OCTA Scores at Southern California Regional Roadeo

On April 18, the Southern California Regional Roadeo competition was hosted by Foothill Transit at their Arcadia location.  This event is held every year to give local Roadeo teams a competitive practice before the national competition is held at... read more

METRO Magazine Highlights OCTA’s Bravo! Lines

  A recent issue of METRO, a leading transportation industry publication, highlighted OCTA’s implementation of two limited-stop bus lines, Bravo! Route 543 and 560, which in many ways mirror Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service without major... read more

Surf’s Up for Service Animals and Trainers

On a beautiful Orange County Saturday, more than 100 participants enjoyed OCTA’s semi-annual training designed to put service animals at ease when riding public transportation. The April 1 event was the first to take place in Huntington Beach, where... read more

New Venue for Popular Service Animal Training Day

Twice a year, OC Bus offers service animals and their trainers the opportunity to experience riding a public transit bus. On Saturday, April 1, the event will move to a new venue at the Goldenwest Transportation Center in Huntington Beach.... read more

OCTA Wins APTA Award

Competing against transportation agencies from all over the country, OCTA won an award from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) for the OC Bus Awareness Video. This entertaining video encourages people to think about taking the... read more

OCTA Welcomes Prospera Hotels to Employer Bus Pass Program

Prospera Hotels, Inc., a hotel real estate and investment company based in Orange, has joined the growing number of companies who are taking advantage of OCTA’s employer bus pass program. Called Perk Pass, the program is offered through employers and... read more

Ride OC Bus!

Via bold billboards and bus wraps, direct mail and much more, OCTA is encouraging residents to take a simple action that can make traveling OC convenient and affordable: Ride OC Bus. The new campaign is designed to create awareness, improve... read more

Help Us Improve Travel Along Harbor Boulevard

Harbor Boulevard is Orange County’s busiest north/south transit corridor and provides a vital link for residents, businesses, schools and visitor destinations. OCTA, with the cities of Fullerton, Anaheim, Garden Grove and Santa Ana, is leading a... read more

Say Goodbye to the Angels Express Bus, Welcome Back to the Train

The Angels Express bus service from the Goldenwest Transportation Center has been discontinued due to low ridership and budget constraints. Angels fans have no reason to worry about rides to Anaheim, however! The Angels Express train is back this... read more

State Grant to Fund 10 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses

OCTA is set to receive more than $13 million to add 10 zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell buses to its fleet, another step in the ongoing effort to expand and improve an eco-friendly transportation system. The zero-emission buses are expected... read more
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