Bus Branding Continues with New Design Options

OCTA is exploring the possibility of giving fixed route and ACCESS buses a new look. With 400 new buses on the way, there is a cost-effective opportunity to update the branding, which hasn't been done for 15 years. Thousands provided feedback on the... read more

Nine Out of Ten OCTA Bus Riders Satisfied With Service, According to Survey

Results of a recent customer satisfaction survey show that an overwhelming majority of bus riders in Orange County are pleased with the fixed-route bus service that transports nearly 1 million people each week to work, home, and retail and... read more

Bus Customers Provide Feedback at Roundtable

OCTA hosted a customer roundtable on Feb. 24 to receive input from transit riders about bus service changes and digital technology enhancements. Roundtable attendees voiced appreciation for the rider alerts delivered via flyer and octa.net regarding... read more

The Bus is the Best Choice for Travel to Two Orange County Tet Festivals

OCTA is making it easy for Orange County residents to get to two popular Tet Festivals by bus. Both will be held this weekend of Feb. 20 to 22. The largest Tet Festival outside of Vietnam will be held at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.... read more

Online Application Makes It Easy to Get the New College Fare ID

OCTA offers college students specially discounted passes to help them keep more money in their wallets while traveling to class or exploring OC using fixed-route buses.  An OCTA College Fare ID is required when boarding the bus using any OCTA College... read more

Ride to a Free Family Event this Saturday

Mardi Gras for Autism is a free event that is fun for the whole family. Sponsored by the Fullerton Cares Autism Coalition, the event encourages families to enjoy the fun of Mardi Gras while raising money for special education programs. Expected to... read more

The Festival of Whales is Coming Soon

Celebrate the annual migration of the California Gray Whales at the 44th Annual Festival of Whales in Dana Point on two consecutive weekends, March 7- 8 and 14 - 15, 2015. Getting there is easy with OCTA. Plus, you can receive valuable discounts such... read more

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with OCTA

The most celebrated holiday of the year for the nearly 1.5 million people of Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese descent living in Southern California, Lunar New Year gets a big welcome with two great events that each draw more than 100,000 people.   Tet... read more

New Real-Time Mobile Apps for Bus Customers

To take the guesswork out of waiting for the bus, OCTA is providing bus location information to third-party mobile apps, creating better mobile experiences for OCTA’s customers. Bus riders can easily find real-time bus locations and predicted bus... read more

New Bravo! Route 543 Weekend Service Highlights Bus Service Change

Bravo! Route 543, the reduced-stop bus service that connects Fullerton and Costa Mesa via Harbor Boulevard, will begin offering weekend service on Feb. 8. The colorful buses with the distinctive blue-and-orange design will run every 20 minutes from... read more

New 30-Day College Bus Pass Helps College Students Budget for Transit

Starting this month, OCTA will release a 30-Day College Pass (C-Pass) designed to help cash-strapped college students take advantage of OCTA bus service. The new pass reduces upfront costs to encourage ridership and brings the safety and convenience... read more

Free New Year’s Eve Bus Proves Popular with OC Residents

Ridership rose by 9 percent compared to last year as Orange County residents welcomed the opportunity for safe, convenient travel during OCTA’s annual tradition of free bus rides on New Year’s Eve. From 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 until 2:30... read more

CEO Darrell Johnson Addresses OCTA Teen Council

OCTA’s first Teen Council kicked off Jan. 13 with an overview of OCTA from CEO Darrell Johnson.  The seven council members also reviewed potential new bus designs and weighed in on their favorites. Representing six area high schools, the Teen Council... read more

OCTA and OCSD Promote Safe Transportation Alternatives for New Year's Eve

As 2014 came to an end, OCTA and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) made a difference on the streets through a community partnership and providing alternatives to driving while intoxicated. To promote safe travels, OCTA continued its... read more

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
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