Octa's transportation blog

OCTA’s Culture of Sustainability

April is Earth Month, a time to honor and advocate for the health of our planet both globally and locally.

At OCTA, we continually demonstrate our commitment to healthy communities and a balanced, equitable and sustainable transportation network. For example, we’ve embraced a zero-emission bus future by building the world’s largest hydrogen fueling station, pioneered microtransit to reduce congestion and vehicle miles traveled and planned ahead for climate impacts to create a resilient transportation infrastructure for the people of Orange County.

During the past year, our ongoing efforts have resulted in programs and opportunities that help make Orange County a greener, healthier place to live. Following a break during the pandemic, docent-led hikes and equestrian rides are back so residents can experience some of the most beautiful wilderness area in the country, permanently protected as part of the Environmental Mitigation Program. To help workers and businesses adapt to changing work expectations and practices, OCTA now provides free telework consultations and resources as part of its rideshare offerings. In addition, two new and expanded programs offer free rides bus rides for youth, taking cars off the road, reducing emissions and encouraging use of transit by the riders of the future. For more information about OCTA’s culture of sustainability, visit here.