Free shuttles make it easy to get to some of Orange County’s best places without traffic stress and parking hassles. The following will operate through Labor Day: Dana Point Trolley, Surf City Shuttle in Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach Summer Breeze, Laguna Beach Weekend Trolley, Balboa Peninsula Trolley in Newport, San Clemente Trolley, and San Juan Capistrano Trolley.
Many of these shuttles connect to each other, to transit, and to Metrolink stations, making it easier to travel to great destinations without a car.
The shuttles are funded by OC Go (also known as Measure M), Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. Through a competitive grant program, cities develop and implement transit services that complement regional bus and rail services in areas not adequately served by regional transit.
To date, 28 services have been approved with $41.5 million in funding. Interest from cities to start new services is strong and new project applications are expected later this year.