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OCTA Seeks Public Input to Shape Future of Bus Transit

OCTA is reimagining OC Bus service to better connect Orange County residents, workers and visitors to the places they want to travel. Using a variety of different outreach methods, OCTA is seeking public input on a draft service plan that proposes to increase bus service on high ridership routes, reduces wait times and simplifies the structure of bus routes.  

The Making Better Connections draft service plan was developed as a result of the initial phase of public input and extensive staff analysis.  

Additional public input will be sought during coming weeks with community meetings, outreach at community events and on board heavily used bus routes, and through an online questionnaire.  

“We want to hear directly from the people who ride OC Bus and from our diverse communities across Orange County about what can be done to better serve their public transit needs,” said OCTA Chairman Mark A. Murphy. “Public input is vital to the process of ensuring OC Bus continues to connect them safely and efficiently to the places they want to be, whether it’s for work, school or entertainment.” 

The draft service plan can be reviewed online, including proposed route changes, at OCBus.com/ConnectionsPlanner

Other ways to give feedback include: 

Fill out an online questionnaire by July 25 at OCbus.com/ConnectionsSurvey

Participate in an in-person community meeting

  • At 6 p.m. June 14
    Laguna Hills Community Center, Heritage Room 25555
    Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills CA 92653
    (Served by OC Bus routes 87 and 91) 
  • At 6 p.m. June 16 
    Santa Ana Senior Center, Hibiscus Room 
    424 W. 3rd St., Santa Ana, CA 92701 
    (Served by OC Bus routes 53, 55, 64, 83, 150, 862) 

Participate in a virtual community meeting online

  • At 6 p.m. June 15
    Virtual Community Meeting via Zoom
    RSVP here
    Meeting ID: 886 0055 2644 

Participate in the in-person public hearing

  • At 9 a.m. July 25
    OCTA Headquarters, Board Room
    550 S. Main St., Orange CA 92863
    (Served by OC Bus routes 53, 56, 83) 

Those interested in providing feedback can also submit comments by phone at (714) 636-7433 or find a postage-paid questionnaire onboard OC Bus to mail in by July 25. 

The same questionnaire can also be picked up at the OCTA Store, 600 S. Main St. in Orange during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Learn more about Making Better Connections here.