Service Animal Training Day Will Be at ARTIC April 7

Twice a year, OCTA goes to the dogs – in a good way. Each spring and fall, OCTA provides a free day of public transportation experience for service animals and their trainers. On Saturday, April 7, Service Animal Training Day will be back in Anaheim... read more

OCTA Bus Campaign Wins Top Industry Award

Competing against transportation agencies from across the nation, an OCTA advertising campaign aimed at increasing bus ridership took first-place honors from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). As part of OC Bus 360°, an ongoing... read more

OC Bus Has Improved Routes and Mobile App Readers

As part of ongoing efforts to improve bus service through the OC Bus 360° initiative, OCTA introduced improved routes and mobile app readers on Feb. 11. The service improvements included changing seven routes to provide more efficient and effective... read more

Boarding & Riding OC Bus Will Soon Be Even More Convenient

On Feb. 11, OCTA will introduce changes that will speed up boarding, improve service, and revise select bus passes. On that day, riders can begin using the new mobile app readers installed on all fixed-route buses to make boarding easier and more... read more

Mobile App Readers to Make Bus Boarding More Efficient

Since the OC Bus Mobile App launched last year, riders have downloaded it more than 67,000 times. Nearly 7 percent of total fare revenue is collected via the mobile app, more than double the industry average. To make boarding easier and more... read more

Thanks for Stuffing 21 Buses to Help Kids in Need

Orange County residents visited the Honda Center in Anaheim on Friday, Dec. 15 with enough skateboards, dolls, stuffed animals, bikes and more to pack 21 buses. For 25 years, OCTA, the Honda Center, and ABC7 have teamed up to offer the Stuff-a-Bus... read more

Bus Rides Are Free on New Year’s Eve

To help Orange County residents celebrate safely, OCTA is once again offering free rides on fixed-route buses on New Year’s Eve between Sunday December 31st at 6 p.m. and Monday January 1st at 2:30 a.m. More than 100,000 people have taken advantage... read more

Donate a Toy this Friday at Honda Center

Want to make Santa’s nice list this year? On Friday, Dec. 15, bring a new, unwrapped toy or sporting equipment to the Honda Center west parking lot at 2695 E. Katella Ave. in Anaheim from 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Toys will be distributed to children in... read more

Bloggers on the Bus

OC bloggers are riding OC bus and sharing their experiences with readers. When Sondra’s car was in the shop, she hopped on OC Bus and went to brunch: “I don’t think most people in Orange County realize how easy, convenient and clean the OC Bus... read more

OCTA to Purchase 10 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Buses

As part of its ongoing effort to expand and improve an eco-friendly transportation system, OCTA has received grant funds from the Center for Transportation and the Environment and the South Coast Air Quality Management that will be used to purchase... read more

Ridership Up by Nearly 20 Percent in Areas of Improved Bus Service

OC Bus ridership continues to see positive gains in areas where OCTA has improved service through the OC Bus 360° program. According to a recent report, bus ridership was up 19.6 percent as of September 2017 compared to a year earlier on routes in... read more

On-Demand Shared Ride Service Coming to Orange County

OC Flex, an on-demand shared ride service, will be part of OCTA’s suite of alternative transportation services beginning next summer. This type of service is also known as micro-transit and features short wait times and curb-to-curb pickup and drop... read more

Public Transportation Goes to the Dogs

OCTA Operations Instructor Scott Watt shared this snapshot of Service Animal Training, a happy biannual event that help these special animals and their trainers become familiar with public transportation. On Saturday, October 7, the bright sunny... read more

Public Input Considered in Bus Service Plan Approval

The February 2018 Bus Service Plan includes revisions based on 376 comments received from the public after the initial plan was released. OCTA adjusts bus service three time a year to ensure bus routes serve the county most efficiently. The February... read more

Shuttles and Trolleys Set Summer Record

A record number of people took advantage of local shuttle and trolley services this summer as cities worked with OCTA on innovative ways to relieve congestion at popular spots around the county.  As OCTA continues its effort to reinvent... read more

October Bus Service Changes Will Affect Routes

As part of OC Bus 360°, an ongoing effort to reposition the bus system by responding to changing market conditions, OCTA will make changes to routes and fares beginning October 8. This service change will provide minor schedule adjustments to several... read more

Service Animal Training in Anaheim on October 7

On Saturday, October 7, Service Animal Training Day will be back in Anaheim at ARTIC. Each spring and fall, OCTA offers free training to help service animals become more familiar with public transportation. When these special companions are... read more

OCTA Launches Santa Ana College Pass Pilot Program

Officials from OCTA, Santa Ana College, and Santiago Canyon College gathered at the Santa Ana campus on September 15 with students and community members to mark the launch of a new pilot program that allows nearly 42,000 students to take unlimited... read more

Public Hearing Next Week on Proposed February Bus Service Changes

Next Monday, September 25, is the last public meeting regarding a proposed service change that would take effect in February 2018. In 2015, the OCTA Board of Directors launched OC Bus 360°, a plan that examines bus service from all angles. During the... read more

Tell Us What You Think about Proposed February Bus Service Changes

In 2015, the OCTA Board of Directors launched OC Bus 360°, a plan that examines bus service from all angles. During the initial implementation of this comprehensive plan, OC Bus 360° provided better service in high-demand areas by reallocating... read more
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