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Celebrate 50 Years of OC Bus and Share Your Stories

Since 1972, OC Bus has helped Orange County grow and thrive as we innovate and evolve to connect riders to their destinations.

We started with five leased buses and three routes serving 25,000 passengers a month with a flat fee of 25 cents. Today, OC Bus is a sophisticated transit operation with more than 500 vehicles.

Along the way, we pioneered programs to provide cost-effective programs for persons with disabilities, seniors and youth, embraced low-emission and zero-emission vehicles to help keep Orange County’s air clean, and offered a safe, accessible transit solution for all.

OC Bus has shared all kinds of journeys with the people of Orange County. Now it’s time to share your memories with us.

If you have a story, please add it to our 50th Anniversary album on our OC Bus 50th Anniversary website. While you’re there, visit a while and see how far we’ve come in half a century as we prepare for another 50 years of serving Orange County.