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

Photos from Our Riders

Bus riders from across Orange County have shared photos of their trips with us on social media. We've included some of our favorites below. Have you been on a fun trip lately to a new destination? Did you travel by bus over the holidays to see family... read more

More Than 1,200 Enter OCTA’s Bus Safety Contest

A contest designed to educate both new and experienced riders about bus safety attracted more than 1,200 participants between December 2013 and January 2014. Called “Be A Safety Hero!”, the integrated program included a series of videos, contests and... read more

Bus Service Change on Feb. 9

Beginning Sunday, Feb. 9, as part of OCTA’s annual February service change, minor schedule adjustments and route alignments have been made to provide additional customer service and/or relieve bus overloads. Schedule adjustments were made to the... read more

OCTA Adds Bus Service and Offers Discounts to Tet Festival

To help Orange County celebrate Lunar New Year, OCTA is providing additional bus service and admission discounts to at the largest Tet Festival outside of Vietnam. The event will be held at the OC Fair & Event Center on Feb. 7, 8, and 9 and is... read more

New Text4Alerts Enhances Communications with OCTA Bus Riders

To improve communication with customers and enhance their transit experience, OCTA has launched another valuable text-messaging tool designed to provide timely information to bus riders. Text4Alerts sends messages to mobile phones to alert riders... read more

OCTA Customers Save $4 On Tet Festival Admission

Come celebrate the Year of the Horse at the world’s largest Tet Festival outside of Vietnam on February 7, 8, and 9, 2014, at the OC Fair & Event Center. OCTA has partnered with organizers to usher in the Vietnamese New Year with a great discount to... read more

Orange County Bus Riders Respond Positively To “Be A Safety Hero!” Campaign

More than 1,000 people have entered a contest designed to educate both new and experienced riders about bus safety. In December, OCTA launched an integrated program that includes a series of videos, contests and social media messaging devoted to this... read more

Two Holiday Campaigns Promote Ridership on Bravo! Route 543

Two campaigns with the goal of increasing bus ridership are designed to entice both new and current users this December to spend more time on Bravo! Route 543, OCTA’s newest route. Launched last June, Route 543 zips down Harbor Boulevard and stops at... read more

Santa Rolls into Town for the 21st Annual Stuff-A-Bus Event

Santa Claus is coming to town and looking for help filling OCTA buses with toys for local children in need from 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 at the Honda Center in Anaheim.   This year marks the 21st annual Stuff-A-Bus event, which supports... read more

OCTA Continues Its Tradition of Free Bus Rides on New Year’s Eve

For the 12th year in a row, OCTA will offer free bus rides on New Year’s Eve to promote safe travel. Passengers can ride free from 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 until 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 on all fixed-route buses. This seasonal service... read more

Give the Gift of OCTA Bus Passes or Merchandise

Every year, it’s the same dilemma: What’s a good small, affordable yet useful holiday gift?   For all those pondering this question, OCTA has the perfect answer: An OCTA bus pass!   To help promote the use of pre-paid pass media, OCTA launched a... read more

Integrated Bus Safety Promotions Engage Orange County Riders

Recognizing the importance of bus safety, OCTA recently launched a series of videos, contests and social media messaging designed to educate both new and experienced riders about this essential topic. The program encourages riders to “Be A Safety... read more
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