OCTA is partnering with the local Consulate of Mexico and the Santa Ana Unified School District to encourage students and residents of all ages to get out and discover Orange County’s many museums and other cultural landmarks – and to consider taking OC Bus to get there.
It’s all part of the 2019 G.O. P.A.S.E. program, which is an acronym for the Spanish phrase: “Grandes Oportunidades para Pasear, Aprender, Soprender y Experimentar.” Loosely translated, the phrase means to “great opportunities to walk around, learn, surprise yourself and experiment.”
The Consulate of Mexico in Santa Ana launched the G.O. P.A.S.E. program May 1 with more than 30 destination partners throughout the county, from the Ocean Institute in Dana Point in the south, to the Santa Ana Zoo, to the La Habra Children’s Museum in north Orange County – and many other stops in between.
The OC Bus system, operated by OCTA, has 59 bus routes that make it easy and affordable to reach any of the program’s destinations. Traveling there using clean public transportation also takes cars off the road and helps the environment.
The cost to ride OC Bus is just $2 per ride or $5 for a day pass, with discounts available for youth and seniors. The OC Bus Youth Summer Pass also will be available beginning June 1 through Aug. 31, allowing youth 6 to 18 unlimited rides for 30 consecutive days for just $20. Visit here for more information on riding the bus.
Information about each of the destinations in the G.O. P.A.S.E. program and a map showing how to reach them by bus is available here.