Safe Driving Video with Active Transportation Focus Wins Top Award

OCTA’s Play It Safe for Cyclists video has been recognized as a gold winner at the international Telly Awards. The video promotes safety by showing motorists how to drive safely around cyclists and pedestrians. Telly Awards honor excellence in video... read more

It’s Back! Waze Carpool Offers $2 Rides in Irvine

Irvine commuters, your trip just got way easier. Now through August 1, Waze Carpool is once again offering $2 rides for commutes of any length to or from Irvine. Waze Carpool connects riders and drivers with nearly identical commutes based on their... read more

OCTA Bike Rally Shows What Commuting by Bike Looks Like

On a clear, cool morning on May 17, nearly 40 riders from all over Orange County gathered for the OCTA Bike Rally. This annual event celebrates Bike Month with a fun ride from the Orange Metrolink Station to OCTA headquarters and demonstrates what... read more

Stay Safe with Your Bike on the Train

Happy Bike Month! May is a great time to consider using your bike as part of your Metrolink commute. Bikes are allowed on any Metrolink train car and each regular train car can hold three bikes. The special Bike/Board Cars are designed to hold six... read more

During Bike Month, Add Cycling to Your Commute and Win

In Orange County, any time is a good time to include a bike ride as part of your daily commute. And in May, also known as Bike Month, you can pedal your way to some cool prizes, including: Trek 2 FX Bike Morpher Helmet $100 Gift Card Movie Tickets... read more

“Play It Safe” Video Campaign Attracts Award and Attention

OCTA’s innovative campaign to educate drivers about road safety is generating a lot of interest. Developed to increase awareness about the need for motorists to safely share the road with bicyclists and pedestrians, “Play It Safe” combines two... read more

OCTA and Other Organizations Help Anaheim Kids Learn Bike Safety

During the last weekend in March, Anaheim residents gathered at Maxwell Park for Cruise with a Cop to join mascot Oscar El Oso and the Anaheim Police Department for helmet fittings and bicycle safety inspections. Families also decorated their... read more

Hurry to Learn the Rules of the Road – And Maybe Win $100

Charged with increasing awareness about the need for motorists to safely share the road with bicyclists and pedestrians, OCTA created two videos and a video game using a $50,000 grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). Through May 31,... read more

Rideshare to Irvine for Only $2 with New, Improved Waze Carpool

OCTA’s pilot program with Waze Carpool just got better. It already offers subsidized carpool rides to or from Irvine for only $2 per rider, regardless of the length of the trip. Through its app, Waze Carpool matches up to 5 people with nearly... read more

Innovative Videos and Video Game Teach Road Safety

Charged with increasing awareness about the need for motorists to safely share the road with bicyclists and pedestrians, OCTA created two videos and a video game using a $50,000 grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). The videos focus on... read more

OCTA Partners with Waze Carpool in Irvine

As part of its mission to take more cars off the road and encourage people to commute together, OCTA has partnered with Waze Carpool to deliver a pilot program that offers subsidized carpool rides to or from Irvine. From February 1 through April 30,... read more

Thinking About Sharing the Ride? Try RideMatch

RideMatch, a free ridesharing service offered by OCTA, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Ventura County Transportation Commission, connects thousands of riders in its database to help them save time and money... read more

Daily Publication Shares Information about OC Active

Streetsblog, a daily news source connecting people to information about sustainable transportation and livable communities, recently interviewed Paul Martin, OCTA’s active transportation coordinator. Martin provided information about OC Active,... read more

Tips for Cycling Safety during the Holidays and Beyond

Safety awareness is one of the best presents you can give your children, so tuck this list under the tree – and check out our safety tips for adults here.  Youth Bike Safety Tips Wear a helmet. Every time you ride. In California, kids under 18 must... read more

Chalk, Walk & Roll Contest Showcases the Art of Active Transportation

What does active transportation look like from a kid’s perspective? To find out, as part of its Chalk, Walk & Roll contest OCTA gave students at seven Orange County schools the opportunity to create chalk art pieces related to active transportation... read more

As Daylight Savings Ends, Remember These Safety Tips

Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 5 at 2:00 a.m. At that time, the clocks will fall back one hour. Smartphones with automatic date and time settings should change on their own. For all other clocks, set them back one hour before going to... read more

Take the Family and Explore Safer Walking & Biking

Bring your family to an event highlighting potential street improvements that can make walking and biking safer and more enjoyable. On October 21, bike, walk, skate, and roll along Hazard Avenue in Garden Grove and discover pop-up safety projects... read more

Celebrate Ridesharing All Month during October

Officially, our national celebration of ridesharing is only one week long, from October 2 to 6. OCTA, however, believes the concept of leaving your car at home and taking alternative transportation is so important that it deserves its own month.... read more

Get Active and Take Our Walking Survey

As part of our mission to encourage residents to leave their cars home and try alternate methods of traveling through beautiful Orange County, OCTA champions active transportation. That’s the term for human-powered transportation such as cycling,... read more

Go Green, Save Green during Rideshare Week

Every year, America celebrates Rideshare Week, a great opportunity to try alternate forms of transportation like bus, train, vanpool, carpool, or biking. At OCTA, we believe that ridesharing is so important that we’re dedicating a whole month to it.... read more
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