OC Celebrates the Return of the OC Fair Express

Summer fun is easy with the OC Fair Express, back for five weeks of Friday-through- Sunday transportation to the OC Fair. The non-stop bus to the non-stop party kicked off service on July 17 with help from OCTA and about 100 fans. Held at Irvine... read more

Bus Riders Share Travel Tales during Dump the Pump Week

During National Dump the Pump Week in June, people all over the country jumped aboard public transportation to help conserve resources, clean the air, and take cars off the road. In Orange County, OCTA reached out to new and existing bus riders... read more

Rapid Bus Service Gets Boost from State Grant Funds

A planned rapid bus service along one of the most heavily used routes in the county will soon become a reality thanks to a state grant. OCTA will receive $2.3 million from the Transit and Intercity Rail Program, part of the state’s cap-and-trade... read more

Download the Free OC Fair Express App

The popular OC Fair Express app is packed with everything you need to know about the OC Fair Express. From the convenience of your mobile device or Internet connection, you can purchase and redeem OC Fair Express tickets, check schedules, and view... read more

Here Comes the OC Fair Express, the Non-Stop Bus to the Non-Stop Party

One of Orange County’s most popular destinations, the OC Fair will return to Costa Mesa this summer with delicious food, great music, and packed parking lots. Those in the know can avoid traffic and parking hassles by jumping aboard the OC Fair... read more

Dumping the Pump in OC Can Be Rewarding

Many of Orange County’s premier destinations – Disneyland, beaches, world-class shopping – are easily reached by safe, convenient OCTA buses. Until July 5, those who take the Dump the Pump Challenge can win valuable weekly bus adventure packages to... read more

OCTA Buses Will Feature a New Paint Design

As part of an ongoing and comprehensive effort to maximize service, retain riders, and attract new customers, the Board voted at its most recent meeting to adopt a colorful new paint design for OCTA buses. The existing design, more than 20 years old,... read more

New Dump the Pump Challenge Makes It Cool to Ride the Bus

Everything is better on the bus. That’s the message of OCTA’s latest campaign to motivate new riders to jump on a safe, convenient OCTA bus and travel to amazing Orange County destinations.  To celebrate National Dump the Pump Week, OCTA is... read more

June Bus Service Change Improvements Now in Effect

As part of OCTA’s annual June service change, minor schedule adjustments have been made to several OCTA bus routes to improve customer service. Schedule adjustments were made to the following routes: 1, 20, 21, 24, 25, 30, 38, 42, 50, 53, 54, 55, 56,... read more

Discounted Youth Bus Pass Will Help Cure Summer Boredom

Each year, OCTA offers the youth of Orange County a golden opportunity for vacation fun, and this year is no exception. Presented as the cure for zombie-like boredom, this year’s Youth Summer Pass provides riders 18 and younger with unlimited bus... read more

Bus Riding Goes to the Dogs

Last month, service and therapy animals in training joined their handlers in making bus rides a familiar and relaxed experience during OCTA’s semiannual Service Animal Training Day. More than 100 animals and 123 of their human companions... read more

30-Day Youth Summer Pass Offers Lively Fun at a Deep Discount

The 30-Day Youth Summer Pass has everything kids need to get off the couch and out into Orange County fun, including a great low price, an enticing contest, and zombie thrills. Yes, zombies. That’s the fun theme of this summer’s program, which... read more

On Service Animal Training Day, Bus Riding Went to the Dogs—In a Good Way

On April 11, service and therapy animals in training joined their handlers in making bus rides a familiar and relaxed experience during OCTA’s semiannual Service Animal Training Day. More than 100 animals and 123 of their human companions... read more

Service Animal Training Day Debuts at a New Location April 11

On April 11, OCTA will offer its free semi-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

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
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