Join Us to Donate Toys at Stuff-a-Bus Event

Now in its 24th year, the Spark of Love program collects toys for needy kids with regional Stuff-a-Bus events. Last year, the generous people of Orange County stuffed a record-breaking 31 buses! And this year, with your help, we’ll fill even more.... read more

Ride OC Bus and Shop till You Drop

It’s time to buy those holiday presents! Leave driving and parking hassles behind and let OC Bus take you to your favorite shopping destination. South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Mainplace Mall in Santa Ana, and Bella Terra Shopping Center in... read more

OCTA Approves Changes to Fare Policy

As part of OC Bus 360°, a plan to improve bus service from all angles, the OCTA Board of Directors approved several adjustments to its bus fares. Adjustments include: Increasing the fare for express routes that travel within Orange County from $2 to... read more

Enjoy an OC Bus Thanksgiving

​ During the Thanksgiving holiday, why not relax and enjoy some easy leisure time with OC Bus? It’s the no-hassle way to enjoy Black Friday shopping without battling for a parking space at the mall. It’s also a safe, clean travel alternative for your... read more

Celebrating the New Little Saigon Shuttle

At a celebration outside of the Asian Garden Mall on Oct. 29, the Westminster community of Little Saigon joined OCTA and Westminster city officials to unveil the winning design of the new local bus service. The Little Saigon Shuttle is provided... read more

Service Animals and Their People Learn about Public Transportation

Twice a year, OC Bus goes to the dogs. And riders love it. Each spring and fall, OCTA offers free training to help service animals become more familiar with public transportation. When these special companions are comfortable with the sounds,... read more

New Mobile Ticketing App Puts Purchasing Power into Smartphones

Launched as part of OC Bus 360°, a plan to improve bus service from all angles, the new OC Bus Mobile Ticketing App for fixed-route buses eliminates the hassle of carrying paper passes or exact change. OC Bus riders can buy fares any time, anywhere... read more

Weigh In on Proposed Fare Policy Adjustments on Tuesday, October 18

As part of OC Bus 360°, a plan to improve the bus system from all angles, OCTA is evaluating its fare policy and is seeking public input on the following proposed adjustments: Reduce the Day Pass to $4 from $5 (already approved for a six-month... read more

Fare Policy Adjustments Revised Following Public Input, New Public Meeting Added

After hearing the concerns of ACCESS customers on September 26 during a public hearing about proposed fare policy adjustments, the OCTA Board of Directors removed from consideration a zone-based fare plan that increased the cost for the longest... read more

Big Changes Are Coming to OC Bus Beginning October 9

One of the most significant bus service changes in OCTA history is right around the corner. Beginning October 9, there will be more frequent service, better connections, additional stops, lower fares, mobile ticketing, and community shuttles. In some... read more

Community Input Sought on Upcoming Little Saigon Shuttle

A free community shuttle bus is coming to Little Saigon in late October. OCTA, in partnership with the city of Westminster, is hosting community events to raise awareness and find out what people think about the new service. The shuttle will travel... read more

Transit Ambassadors Share Changes with Bus Passengers

Big changes are coming to OC Bus on October 9. The 2016 October Bus Service Change will bring more frequent arrivals, better connections, additional stops, new community shuttles, a lower-priced Day Pass during a six-month promotional period,... read more

Proposed OC Bus Fare Policy Adjustments: Tell Us What You Think

As part of OC Bus 360°, a comprehensive plan to improve and sustain bus service and enhance the customer experience, OCTA is evaluating its fare policy and is seeking public input on the following proposed adjustments: Reduce Day Pass fare from $5 to... read more

OC Bus Schedule for Labor Day

OC Bus Schedule for Labor Day All buses will run on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Monday, September 5, 2016 due to Labor Day. Regular weekday service will resume on Tuesday, September 6. All OCTA Buses operate on Sunday/Holiday schedules on the... read more

Passengers Praise New OCTA Bravo! 560 Bus Service

Bravo! Route 560, OCTA’s new, faster service from Santa Ana to Long Beach, recorded more than 2,700 daily average boardings during its first month of service. The Bravo! route launched June 13 and was made possible by a $2.3 million grant from... read more

Discounted Day Pass Coming in October

After hearing recommendations about the OC Bus fare policy, the OCTA Board voted to drop the price of the popular Day Pass from $5 to $4 for a six-month promotional period beginning with the upcoming service change on October 9. Day Pass boardings... read more

Big Changes Are Coming to OC Bus in October

One of the most significant bus service changes in OCTA history is coming October 9. As part of OC Bus 360°, an initiative to improve bus service from all angles, there will be more frequent arrivals, better connections, and additional stops. In some... read more

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
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