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

Back to School Safety Tips

As schools open this fall, more children will be walking and riding their bikes, skateboards and scooters to class. OCTA supports active transportation with bikeways planning, safety programs and community events. With more people out and about,... read more

O.C. Active Transportation Forum Comes to Santa Ana

This year’s Regional Active Transportation Forum “Smarter, Sustainable and Connected Communities: Moving Orange County Forward with One Voice” will focus on the intersection of active transportation and equitable development. Presented by The... read more

A Journey across Orange County

Tyler Martins is a chemistry student at Cal State Fullerton with a passion for Orange County. When he decided he wanted to see his native area in a new way, Tyler and a friend took a 66-mile, four-day hike across Orange County. At the end of his... read more

Share Your Thoughts about Biking & Walking in OC

With abundant year-round sunshine, natural beauty and plenty of cool destinations, Orange County is an awesome place to go for a walk or bike ride. Over the past few years, OCTA has encouraged active transportation through projects such as the... read more

Many Ways to Share the Ride All Year

In June, commuters all over Orange County and the country left their cars home and chose public and alternative forms of transportation as part National Dump the Pump Week. Though the celebration is over, there are still plenty of reasons to... read more

Ease into Summer on the Santiago Creek Bike Trail

If you’re searching for a way to ease into summer, consider the Santiago Creek Bike Trail. Cyclists, joggers and nature lovers enjoy views of the creek's native vegetation and natural habitat along this 7.6-mile paved trail beside Santiago Creek from... read more

OCTA Leads Transportation Show and Tell for Business Coordinators

OCTA Leads Transportation Show and Tell for Business Coordinators Throughout the year, OCTA works with employee transportation coordinators (ETCs) from Orange County businesses to promote activities that help take cars off the road to reduce traffic... read more

OCTA Bike Rally Promotes Commuting Alternative

About 40 riders joined OCTA on May 18 for a bike ride from the Orange Metrolink Station to OCTA headquarters. Conducted during Bike to Work Week, the annual event is open to all and provides a pleasant early morning ride through Old Town Orange and... read more
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