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Half-Price Bus Pass Lets Kids Explore OC This Summer

With an OC Bus Youth Summer Pass, kids can get out of the house and have a summer worth posting. A pass costs $20 and is valid for unlimited rides for 30 consecutive days between June 1 and Aug. 31.That’s a 50 percent savings over the typical cost for a 30-day youth pass.

For the past 17 years, OCTA has provided a summer bus pass for those ages 6 to 18 to help young riders discover affordable, convenient public transit. But kids aren’t the only ones that like the freedom of having a set of wheels. Parents appreciate having a safe, reliable, affordable transportation alternative to being the family chauffeur.

The Youth Summer Pass can be used on any OC Bus fixed route, whether it’s to get to the beach, a local shopping mall or to an amusement park. 

In addition to unlimited service on OCTA buses, Youth Summer Pass holders will also enjoy several discounts at local attractions, including Discovery Cube, Adventure City, Howie’s Game Shack, the Rinks ice skating, A La Minute ice cream in Orange and the Santa Ana Zoo.

The Youth Summer Pass is on sale now through Aug. 15 via the OC Bus mobile app, online and at participating Orange County Ralphs, Vons and Northgate Gonzalez Market locations or the OCTA Store.

As part of this year’s promotion, OCTA is also offering prizes as part of a Summer Youth Pass photo contest. Simply hop on an OC Bus and take a selfie with your pass and post it using #OCSummerBus.

Prizes for selected winners include tickets to Knott’s Berry Farm and additional OC Bus passes to be used at a later date.

Find out more about the contest, the OCTA Youth Summer Pass and the many destinations that can be reached via OCTA bus routes here.

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