Dump the Pump and Ride Free

OCTA is making it easier than ever to experience the ease and affordability of public transportation and ridesharing as part of Dump the Pump, a national celebration that encourages people to share rides instead of driving by themselves. To increase... read more

Half-Price Bus Pass Lets Kids Explore OC This Summer

With an OC Bus Youth Summer Pass, kids can get out of the house and have a summer worth posting. A pass costs $20 and is valid for unlimited rides for 30 consecutive days between June 1 and Aug. 31.That’s a 50 percent savings over the typical cost... read more

CEO Discusses Zero-Emission Strategy in Industry Publication

As part of a nationwide panel of transportation leaders, CEO Darrell Johnson discussed OCTA’s zero-emission bus strategy in the industry publication Passenger Transport. Seven experts responded to the question, “With environmental and financial... read more

Bus Service Adjusted to Meet Summer Demand

As part of OC Bus 360°, the comprehensive action plan developed to help sustain bus ridership, the upcoming June service change makes minor adjustments to correspond with summer demand. The seasonal changes are designed to improve connections and... read more

More Bike Capacity on Buses Will Help OC Cyclists

This summer, OCTA will begin installing racks that will hold up to three bikes at once on the front of its buses, expanding bicycle-carrying capacity by 50 percent. Currently, most OC Buses have room for only two bicycles. “Adding bicycle capacity on... read more

OC Bus 360° Continues to Meet Community Needs

OC Bus 360°, the comprehensive action plan developed to help reshape bus ridership in Orange County, continues to show positive results. Despite drops in ridership regionally and across the nation, Orange County has experienced a 12.8 percent... read more

Congrats to OCTA’s Roadeo Champs

On April 7, Victor Valley Transit Authority in Hesperia hosted the Southern California Regional Roadeo. This event is held every year to give local teams a competitive practice before the national competition at the American Public Transportation... read more

Record-Setting Training Day Was Something to Wag About

Twice a year, OCTA conducts free training for service animals and their humans to help them experience the sights and sounds of public transportation. The training promotes independence and confidence and attracts participants from near and far to... read more

OCTA’s Paratransit Program wins CalACT Award

In early April, OCTA hosted the spring conference of the California Association for Coordinated Transportation (CalACT), a gathering of statewide small, rural, and specialized transportation providers. At the conference, OCTA was presented with... read more

CEO Addresses Declining Ridership from Every Angle in Industry Publication

In Transit California, the monthly e-magazine of the California Transit Association, OCTA CEO Darrell Johnson discussed the background of OC Bus 360° initiative and some of the results: “While overall ridership continues to be a challenge, OCTA has... read more

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
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