Eat, Play, Work, Study with OC Bus and UPass

For many students, cars and campuses don't mix. Parking is scarce and fees are pricey, and the overall cost of car ownership is just one more big expense along with tuition, books, and living expenses. To help students get to class and travel the... read more

OC Fair Express Breaks Ridership Record – Again!

With a record-setting 94,675 boardings during its five-week run, the OC Fair Express increased ridership by 20 percent this year compared to last.  OCTA and the OC Fair have partnered for six years in a row to provide this important transportation... read more

Why Riders Bus to Work – and Why and How Employers Can Help

There are numerous advantages to taking OC Bus to work. OCTA asked riders to talk about why they chose this transportation method for their daily commute, and here’s what they said: “When I ride the bus, I bypass the traffic and save on gas. It’s... read more

During August, Kids Ride Free on Angels Express Bus

For one more month, kids can enjoy a free ride to the Big A on the nonstop Angels Express Bus. This special offer allows kids 18 and under to ride free with a fare-paying adult from Huntington Beach to the many Angels games left in August. All August... read more

OC Fair Express Scores a Record-Breaking Opening Weekend

Following a successful launch on Friday, July 15, the OC Fair Express closed out the weekend with record-setting ridership. OCTA officials and employees including Vice Chair Michael Hennessey, Directors Al Murray, Tim Shaw, and Gregory... read more

For only $20, Kids Can Travel OC This Summer -- No Car Required

With the Youth Summer Pass, kids 6 to 18 get clean, easy-to-use bus transportation that will safely take them all over Orange County and beyond. A 30-day pass, good for 30 consecutive days between now and Aug. 31, 2016, is only $20. The pass is a... read more

Catch a Free Ride to Laguna Beach Summer Fun

Every summer, people come from all over to experience unique Laguna Beach events like the Sawdust Art Festival, the Laguna Art-A-Fair, the Festival of the Arts, the Pageant of the Masters, productions at the Laguna Playhouse, the one-of-a-kind local... read more

OCTA Supports Special Athletes with ACCESS buses

On June 20, Westview Services, Inc. kicked off the opening ceremonies for its 11th annual Sports Fest, a mini ‘Special Olympics’ for Westview clients throughout the southern California area.  With a full week of scheduled activities,... read more

More Students Are Eligible for the College Pass This Summer

This summer, OCTA is making it easier for more college students to take OC Bus to school, work, the beach, shopping and entertainment. During July and August, college students need only 3 current enrollment credits to take advantage of the 30-Day Coll... read more

Kids Ride Free on the Angels Express Bus

If you’ve been waiting to try the Angels Express Bus, the new nonstop service that transports baseball fans from Huntington Beach to the Big A, now’s the time. During July and August, kids 18 and under ride free with a fare-paying adult to all week... read more

Kick Off the OC Fair Express on July 15 at The Village at Orange

The OC Fair Express returns July 15 with direct bus service from nine locations to the OC Fair with service on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through August 14. On opening day, OC Bus will kick off this popular service at a free event at The Village... read more

Now Available: Mobile Ticketing App for Express Bus Routes and OC Fair Express Shuttle

OCTA’s new mobile ticketing app is ready to roll for riders on OC Bus Express Routes 701, 721, and 794 and OC Fair Express shuttles. The free app eliminates the hassle of paper tickets and allows users to easily buy and display bus passes and... read more

New, Faster Bravo! Route 560 Unveiled

OCTA and city officials and students joined together at Santa Ana College this month to launch Bravo! Route 560, the new, faster service that provides a quicker commute along the popular Route 60 between Santa Ana and Long Beach. OCTA Chair Lori... read more

Trolleys and Shuttles Headed to 17 Cities to Meet Local Transit Needs

Cities throughout Orange County will receive funding for local trolleys and shuttles following the OCTA Board’s approval of $26.7 million for community-based transit circulators that serve specific public transit needs. The funding comes from Measure... read more

Big Summer Savings on OC Bus Passes for Kids

Summer’s here and so is the OCTA Youth Summer Pass, the super saver that gives kids 18 and under 30 days of unlimited rides for only $20. That’s a 50 percent savings compared to the regular youth bus pass, allowing more kids to go cool places on... read more

OC Street Team to Promote Awareness of OC Bus

To expand awareness of its bus program, OCTA is embarking on a grassroots program to engage new riders. The OC Street Teams, two upbeat groups charged with talking to target audiences, sharing OC Bus information, and researching travel habits, is... read more

OCTA Unveils Clean-Air Bus That Emits Only Water

Wrapped in a mural sporting OCTA’s signature blue, orange, and white and a colorful design of California poppies, OCTA’s first zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell bus took center stage on May 23 during an introduction ceremony that included local and... read more

Angel Fans Find Bus Service to Games More than Fare

According to the Orange County Register, fans of all ages like the convenience and price of the new Angels Express Bus Service direct to the Big A from the Goldenwest Transportation Center in Huntington Beach. The story originally appeared on May 13,... read more

New and More Frequent Bus Routes Headed to OC in June

Beginning with the service change on June 12, bus riders will have new and faster ways to travel. The new Bravo! Route 560 will offer a faster ride from Santa Ana to Long Beach and beyond with connections to Metrolink, Amtrak and major bus routes. ... read more

OC Bus Mobile Ticketing App Moves Forward with Beta Testing

As the OC Bus Mobile Ticketing App moves forward with beta testing, the future of bus travel is right around the corner. This app eliminates the hassle of paper tickets and allows users to easily buy and display bus passes and specialty passes on... read more
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