Service Improvements


Effective June 8, 2014

The Bus Service Change Improvements Highlights provides a summary of the upcoming servicechanges to the OCTA bus system. This service change will include some minor schedule and route adjustments.

Schedule Adjustments were made to the following routes: 1, 29, 35, 38, 42, 43, 47, 50, 51, 54,57, 59, 64, 66, 72, 86, 173, 191, 211, 213, 543, and 794.

Routes 21, 24, 25, 410, 411, 430, 453, 454, 462, 463, 464, 472, 473, 480, 490 were adjustedto meet Metrolink trains as a result of the April 7 Metrolink Service Change.

Routes Adjustments were made to Route 38 in the Anaheim Hills area.

Bus News

The Summer Bus Pass is Back! OCTA’s popular 3-month bus pass provides unlimited bus rides throughout Orange County for only $60. If you are 18 or younger, you are eligible to use the Summer Bus Pass. The pass is good from June 1 – August 31, 2014 and is available for purchase now at any Ralphs, Vons, Pavilions or Northgate supermarkets in Orange County, or at the OCTA Store in Orange, by calling 714-560-5932, or Get yours now online, and have a great summer!

OC Fair Express returns for 2014. Thanks to grant funding from the MSRC, OCTA is able to bringback the OC Fair Express direct bus service to the OC Fair again this year. The special service will operate from eight different locations throughout Orange County, from July 11 – August 10 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Cost is only $2 regular fare each way, and for those customers who take the OC Fair Express to the OC Fair, they will receive a coupon for $3 admission into the fair. For more details.

Service Improvements

In addition to the schedule adjustments on the routes listed, the following schedule changes and route alignment changes were made to provide additional customer service and/or relieve bus overloads.

Route 86:
Weekdays: The 6:10 am westbound trip was adjusted to improve the connection with Route 57

Route 38:
All Days: The end of the route in the Anaheim Hills area will be rerouted and no longer service Festival Road.Eastbound: Stop 628 will be discontinued. The last eastbound stop will be stop 617 at the corner of Roosevelt and
Santa Ana Canyon.
Westbound: Stops 627 and 628 will be discontinued.The beginning of the westbound route will begin at stop 617 at the corner of Roosevelt and Santa Ana Canyon.

Route 42:
Effective with the June Service Change, Long Beach Transit (LBT) routes 131 and 171 will be returning to Seal Beach and will be sharing the Electric and Main layover with OCTA. To accommodate the LBT buses, some trips will be rescheduled to provide a convenient connection for passengers.

Route 47:
Add one northbound trip in the 2 pm hour to alleviate overcrowding.

Route 543:
As a result of customer feedback indicating preference for later weekday service, Route 543 service will be adjusted to operate every 12 minutes during peak hours and every 18 minutes during non-peak hours. The additional resources gained as a result of the frequency adjustment will provide extended southbound evening service from the Fullerton Transportation Center. Three additional trips will be added at 5:34 pm, 5:46 pm and 5:58 pm.