Proposed February 2018 Bus Service Plan

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  • Proposed February 2018 Bus Service Plan

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    OCTA is proposing changes to its bus service in 2018. If you would like to provide input on these changes, please share your thoughts in this survey.

    Reallocating Resources for Better Service

    In 2015, the OCTA Board of Directors launched OC Bus 360°, a plan that examines bus service from all angles. During the initial implementation of this comprehensive plan, OC Bus 360° provided better service in high-demand areas by reallocating existing resources, improved passenger experiences through technology, stimulated ridership with pricing changes, and created fresh marketing and branding to attract new riders.

    OC Bus 360° has been effective in improving service in those areas where service was reallocated to meet demand. To continue in this positive direction, OCTA is proposing additional adjustments through OC Bus 360° that will result in better service and greater efficiency in areas where demand is greatest.

    Proposed Service Changes for February 2018

    The proposed service plan for February 2018 improves evening, weekday and weekend service on several routes and reduces service on others with low demand. In addition, service on some Stationlink and express routes will be reduced or eliminated due to low ridership. Services and resources can be reallocated to high-demand areas to reduce travel times and serve more people.

    Summary of Changes

    Major service improvements and changes are proposed for Routes 50, 54, 59, 70, 90, 91, 177, 212, 216, 454, and 794/A effective February 2018.

    In addition to these proposed changes, minor adjustments will be made to routes 24, 29, 30, 43, 46, 50, 53/53X, 54, 56, 60, 64/64X, 66, 72, 86, 89, 90, 91, 153, 178, 211, 463, 543, and 721 to enhance efficiency.

  • Community Meetings and Public Hearing

    Your input is very important to us. Your comments will be carefully reviewed and considered as a final proposal is developed. Contingent on the final approval of OCTA’s Board of Directors, the plan will be implemented in February 2018. Please review the proposed changes and share your thoughts at one of our public meetings.

    Making Bus Riding Easier

    OCTA continues to add services that make bus riding easier. The OC Bus Mobile app lets you purchase most fares with your smartphone, eliminating the hassle of paper tickets. Learn more about the app here. Our transit apps deliver real-time schedule information direct to your phone, and Text4Next relays the next three arrival times via text for your specific stop. To find out more about these convenient tools, click here. In addition, NextRide, available on computers and smartphones, offers trip planning, schedules, and an interactive system map in one convenient location.

    Thank you for riding OC Bus.

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