The Youth Ride Free program, which allows youth ages 6 to 18 to ride OC Bus for free to school, sports, work, and other activities, has been extended to eligible OC ACCESS riders. As part of this extension, OC ACCESS trips for eligible OC ACCESS riders ages 18 and under will also be provided at no charge.
Personal care attendants (PCA) and guests ages 5 and under will continue to ride for free. However, a guest travelling with an eligible OC ACCESS rider will continue to pay the existing fare of $3.60 per trip.
Eligible OC ACCESS riders are automatically able to request rides at no cost. These riders may also receive a Youth Ride Free pass for free travel on OC Bus from a participating school, online or at the OCTA Store.
The Youth Ride Free program is currently grant-funded by the California Department of Transportation and the California Air Resources Board through California Climate Investments, which helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen the economy, and improve public health and the environment. For more information about Youth Ride Free, visit here.