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June Service Change to Partially Restore Bus Service to Pre-pandemic Level

The OC Bus service change that will take effect on June 13 will restore bus service back to about 74 percent of what it was prior to the pandemic.

OCTA implements schedule and route revisions to selected OC Bus routes three times a year, in February, June and October. In March of last year, an emergency service change was needed to balance a sharp decline in ridership due to the state’s stay-at-home order to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The most recent bus service change in February provided an enhanced Saturday service schedule on weekdays and a regular schedule on Saturdays and Sundays. The June service change will continue to deliver this service and will improve on-time performance and strategically add bus trips during certain times of the day in response to public input. A public outreach campaign, which concluded with a public hearing on April 26, solicited feedback that has helped guide the development of the June service change.

For more information about the June Service Change, click here.

OC Bus ridership is expected to remain steady throughout the summer, but additional buses can be deployed if needed to allow for social distancing or increased ridership.