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 nearly doubled the second weekend of operation as the... 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 the Board's decision on July 14 to award funding. The upgrades are part of the Measure M Safe Transit Stops program. The program provides funding for... 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

Get to These Upcoming Events on the Bus

Here are some fun events and destinations that are sure to inspire travel ideas: Swallows Day Festivities San Juan Capistrano celebrates the legendary return of the swallows to the Mission with a parade and street fair every year. Routes 91 and 191... read more

Get Bus Alerts Delivered to Your Phone

OCTA's newest tool, Text4Alerts, sends text messages to subscribers when there is a detour, schedule change or other event impacting a specific route. It's the easiest way to stay informed while on-the-go.   Along with Text4Next, OCTA’s mobile... read more

Ride the Bus to Swallows Day Festivities

Each year on St. Joseph’s Day, tiny swallows begin to arrive at San Juan Capistrano after winging hundreds of miles from Argentina. To celebrate these world-famous birds and the colorful history of the city, San Juan Capistrano rolls out the largest n... read more

OCTA Asks for Public Input on the Youth Summer Bus Pass

For the past 12 years, OCTA has offered a specially priced three-month youth bus passthat offers affordable summer transportation to those under age 18. Valid from June 1 through Aug. 31, it provides safe, reliable, inexpensive transportation on all... read more

Be Bus Smart with OCTA’s Digital Hub

OCTA’s new “Go Digital” webpage is a one-stop shop for bus riders who use their smartphones for trip planning and travel alerts. Having one central location makes it easier for passengers to discover and use the featured digital tools and... read more

Get to These Fun Upcoming Events on the Bus

Here are some fun events and destinations that are sure to inspire travel ideas:   Whale and Dolphin Watching How does a day at the beach sound? Ride Routes  1, 85, 90, 91 or 187 to Dana Point Harbor or Route 71 to Balboa Beach. Each destination... read more
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