On June 21, also known as National Dump the Pump Day, local residents embraced the opportunity to leave their cars home and take free rides on OC Bus and Waze Carpool.
OC Bus recorded nearly 1,400 boardings, a 60 percent increase compared to last year’s Dump the Pump Day figures. Because the free bus rides were only available to those who booked them using the OC Bus app, app downloads increased by almost 50 percent. OCTA encourages riders to use the app because it makes planning, paying, and boarding more efficient.
OCTA also partnered with Waze Carpool to offer free rides for carpoolers anywhere in Orange County from June 18 to June 22, resulting in 667 completed carpools for a total of 18,551 carpooled miles.