Share the Ride News

  • Bike Sharing Program in Fullerton Attracts Riders
    2/28/2014 10:30:00 AM

    OCTA kicked off public beta testing for BikeShare, the bike sharing pilot program that provides commuters with a convenient, healthy and emissions-free transportation option in Fullerton.

  • OCTA BikeShare Pilot Program Kicks Off in Fullerton
    1/14/2014 10:40:00 AM

    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority has kicked off a bike-sharing pilot program that provides commuters with a convenient, healthy and emissions-free transportation option in Fullerton.

    The OCTA BikeShare pilot program on Monday began a 90-day testing period for the public to try the system and provide feedback on their experience. BikeShare initially has 10 stations where bikes can be checked out, including at Fullerton City Hall, Fullerton Transportation Center, the SOCO parking structure, College Plaza shopping center, First Christian Church, Fullerton College and four locations at Cal State Fullerton.

  • Countywide Planning Effort Aims to Improve Regional Bikeways
    12/23/2013 1:35:00 PM
    OCTA is working with the Orange County Council of Governments, local jurisdictions and stakeholders to identify potential bikeway improvements as part of a countywide bikeways planning effort.
  • Take the Bus or Train to Holiday Shopping and Events
    11/18/2013 9:00:00 AM

    Throughout the holiday season, OCTA buses and trains provide a safe and convenient alternative to jammed freeways and overcrowded parking lots. During the Jingle Pass Sales Event through Nov. 30, bus riders can save 15 percent on 30-day passes.

  • OCTA Urges Solo Drivers To Try Other Travel Options During Rideshare Week
    9/30/2013 11:05:00 AM

     Commuters will have a chance to learn about the benefits of using alternate modes of transportation during national Rideshare Week, which runs from Oct. 7 through Oct. 11, 2013. Rideshare Week is an annual event that focuses on environmentally friendly transportation options, which include buses, trains, carpools, vanpools, bike sand more.

  • Rideshare Week Kicks-Off With an Employer Meeting
    9/5/2013 1:45:00 PM
    Last Thursday, Aug. 29, OCTA's rideshare team brought nearly 60 Employer Transportation Coordinators (ETCs) together from across Orange County to launch the 2013 Rideshare Week campaign.
  • OCTA Gears Up For Bike To Work Day
    5/8/2013 2:05:00 PM
    ORANGE – Commuters looking for ways to improve their health, help the environment and cut the cost of driving are invited to join OCTA for a bike rally on national Bike to Work Day, May 16.
  • Huntington Beach Festival Kicked Off Bike Month
    4/29/2013 3:10:00 PM
    More than 2,000 people attended an event hosted by OCTA in Huntington Beach yesterday to celebrate the beginning of Orange County Bike Month, including Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem and OCTA Director Matthew Harper and Huntington Beach Mayor Connie Boardman.
  • Orange County Goes the Distance for Rideshare Week
    9/25/2012 8:45:00 AM
    ORANGE – Nearly 4,000 commuters gave up driving solo and shared the ride during Rideshare Week, Monday, Oct. 1 to Friday, Oct. 5.
  • Millions Approved For Countywide Bicycle Projects
    8/13/2012 2:30:00 PM
    ORANGE –  The Orange County Transportation Authority today approved $9.4 million to improve bike connections throughout the county.
  • OCTA Gears Up For Bike To Work Week
    5/8/2012 3:35:00 PM

    ORANGE – Commuters looking for ways to improve their health, help the environment and cut the cost of driving are invited to participate in Bike to Work Week from May 14 to 18. To kick off the week, riders are encouraged to join OCTA for a Bike Rally this Thursday, May 10. 

  • Bike Month Gets Rolling With Huntington Beach Festival
    4/16/2012 3:45:00 PM

    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority is kicking off national Bike Month with a festival from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, April 29 at the Huntington Beach Pier Plaza.

  • Grab Your Bike and Get on Board: Bike Cars Launched into Weekday Metrolink Service
    11/13/2011 4:20:00 PM

    ORANGE – Commuters can now grab their bikes and get on board a train as Metrolink rolls out bike cars throughout the 512-mile network.

    As cycling’s popularity as a commuting option continues to grow, Metrolink is introducing bike cars into weekday service on 34 trains to provide for additional bike storage. Cyclists gathered today in Orange County for the inaugural ride.

  • Rideshare Week Kicking Off In Orange County
    9/23/2011 10:50:00 AM
    ORANGE – It’s time for commuters to get their share of the savings by giving up driving solo and taking part in this year’s Rideshare Week, Oct. 3 to 7.
  • Public Invited To Weigh In On Bike Trail Improvements
    9/6/2011 10:50:00 AM
    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority is inviting residents to provide input on proposed bikeways in the Fourth District by completing a brief online survey.
  • Commuters Urged To ‘Dump the Pump’ This Week
    6/13/2011 10:50:00 AM
    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority is encouraging people to Dump the Pump the week of June 13 by leaving their car at home and trying out other forms of transportation.
  • OCTA Gears-Up For Bike To Work Week
    5/16/2011 10:55:00 AM
    ORANGE – Commuters looking for ways to improve their health, help the environment and cut the cost of driving are invited to participate in Bike to Work Week from May 16 to 20.
  • Bike Month Gets Rolling With UCI Festival
    5/3/2011 11:20:00 AM
    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority is kicking off national Bike Month with a festival from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday at the University of California, Irvine.
  • OCTA Urging Southern Californians to Participate in Thursday’s National Dump the Pump Day
    6/16/2010 11:25:00 AM

    Those who pledge have the opportunity to win a year of free meals from El Pollo Loco June 16, 2010 ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority is offering coupons, prizes and maybe even your name on the side of a bus if you pledge to ditch your car and let someone else do the driving as part of Dump the Pump this week. Riders can log on to www.OCTA.net/dumpthepump until June 18 and pledge to “Dump the Pump” by choosing not to drive solo or using other forms of transportation. Participants who register will have a unique opportunity for their names to be featured on a 40-foot bus that will crisscross Orange County for approximately one year. “Instead of driving alone, commuters have a wide array of options when it comes to commuting,” OCTA Chairman Jerry Amante said. “Commuters can either take the buses, ride Metrolink trains, carpool, vanpool and even bike to work or walk.” Everyone who pledges to Dump the Pump will be entered into a drawing and one lucky winner will receive a year of free meals from El Pollo Loco worth more than $500. “El Pollo Loco is proud to join OCTA in spreading the word about fuel conservation,” said El Pollo Loco CEO and President Steve Carley. “We encourage the people of Orange County to explore the many different transportation options available to them.” OCTA also created unique badges that participants can proudly display on their social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook to share how they used other transportation options instead of driving. The American Public Transportation Association sponsors the national Dump the Pump Day, which takes place tomorrow June 17. OCTA’s week-long promotion kicked off with a rider appreciation event on June 14 at the Fullerton Transportation Center. The first 50 people who attended the event received El Pollo Loco certificates for a free two-piece chicken meal. Participants at the event also added their names to a parked bus that later will be fully covered with names of all participants of Dump the Pump week from across Orange County. So far, more than 800 people have pledged to Dump the Pump.

  • OCTA Kicking Off Bike To Work Week
    5/12/2010 11:30:00 AM
    ORANGE – Commuters looking for ways to improve their health, help the environment and cut the cost of driving are invited to participate in Bike to Work Week from May 17 to May 21.
  • Fullerton Moves Foward With Parking Plans 
    10/28/2009 11:35:00 AM
    ORANGE – A new parking structure is coming to the Fullerton Transportation Center that will accommodate current and future growth of rail passengers in the area.
  • Rideshare Week 2009 Kicking Off In Orange County 
    9/29/2009 11:30:00 AM
    ORANGE – It’s time for commuters to get their share of the savings by giving up driving solo and joining the ride during this year’s Rideshare Week, Oct. 5 to 9.
  • OCTA Workshop Seeks Public Input to Improve Bikeways in Orange County
    7/30/2008 11:30:00 AM
    ORANGE – With more than 800 miles of bikeways in Orange County, planners are looking to the public for feedback on ways to improve the network.
  • Orange County Joins Transit Agencies Nationwide To ‘Dump The Pump’ Thursday
    6/18/2008 11:30:00 AM
    The third annual National Dump the Pump Day is Thursday, June 19 and it is a perfect opportunity for commuters to beat the high price of gas and do their part to help conserve the environment.
  • Residents Trying Transit May Share Story On YouTube.com During ‘Dump the Pump’ Week 
    6/17/2008 11:35:00 AM
    OCTA invites riders to share their stories of using public transit. Riders are encouraged to create short videos describing their experience and share them on the popular video Web site YouTube.com.
  • OCTA Offers Free Ride for Dump the Pump
    6/12/2008 11:35:00 AM
    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is offering free one-day bus passes for use during Dump the Pump week, June 16 to 20, to encourage commuters to leave their cars at home and ride public transportation.