Octa's transportation blog

Sharing Opportunities for Car-Free Metrolink Day Trips

To encourage Orange County residents and visitors to take Metrolink, OCTA showcases special events near Metrolink stations and offers opportunities to win free tickets. Traveling by train is enjoyable and helps take cars off the road to help reduce harmful emissions.

Stephanie and Douglas Hubbard, winners the recent OC Metrolink weekend holiday promotion, traveled to San Juan Capistrano for the Mission of Lights Holiday Program and contacted OCTA to say how much they enjoyed their day.

OCTA continually updates Metrolink Daycations with fun and exciting itineraries for the whole family and shares information about the opportunity to win tickets at the site, on social media and through emails. In 2023, over 10,000 entered sweepstakes for the chance to win free rides. The engagement prompts exploration and learning about alternative types of travel.