Service Improvements


Bus Service Change Improvements

Effective October 12, 2014

The Bus Service Change Improvements provides a summary of the upcoming service changes to OCTA’s bus system. The October service change will include some minor schedule and route adjustments.

Schedule Adjustments were made to the following routes: 24, 30, 35, 37, 38, 43, 46, 50, 53, 54, 56, 59, 60, 64, 66, 70, 71, 79, 83, 85, 89, 90, 91, 129, 143, 153, 177, 178, 430, 480, and 794.

Span Improvements
The following routes will have minor adjustments in their weekend start and/or end times to provide a longer duration of service:  35, 37, 46, 54, 56, 59, 71, 85, 91, and 153.

Discontinued Early AM & Late PM Trips
As part of OCTA’s on-going bus service review, the following early morning and late evening trips were identified as lightly-used trips or carrying very few riders.  As a result of low ridership, these trips will be discontinued and the service hours will be reallocated to other routes where service demand is greater.

Route 38:
Weekday: Eastbound: 11:33 pm
Weekday: Westbound: 12:33 am

Route 43:
Saturday: Northbound: 4:00 am
Sunday: Northbound: 4:00 am
Sunday: Southbound: 4:00 am

Route 50:
Saturday: Westbound: 4:00 am
Sunday: Westbound: 4:00 am

Route 59:
Saturday: Northbound: 8:20 pm

Route 70:
Weekday: Eastbound: 10:40 pm

Route 89:
Weekday: Southbound: 10:32 pm

Route 90:
Weekday: Eastbound: 11:25 pm

Route 129:
Saturday: Eastbound: 5:14 am & 10:38 pm
Saturday: Westbound: 4:14 am & 10:27 pm
Sunday: Eastbound: 11:37 pm
Sunday: Westbound: 4:43 am

Route 143:
Weekday: Westbound: 11:02 pm
Saturday: Eastbound: 5:12 am & 9:51pm
Saturday: Westbound: 10:56 pm
Sunday: Eastbound: 5:46 am
Sunday: Westbound: 5:11 am & 9:45 pm

Route 178:
Weekday: Eastbound: 10:06 pm

Route Adjustments
The following route adjustments will be made as part of ongoing construction projects:

New Realignment of Routes 50, 53, 153 and 430 to Serve ARTIC
Minor route adjustments will be made to routes 50, 53, 153 and 430 to provide service to the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) when it opens. Route changes will become effective when ARTIC opens in early December. Prior to the opening of ARTIC, Route 50 may arrive early at the eastbound Katella/Glassell and westbound Katella/Harbor timepoints. If buses arrive early at these time points, they will wait until the scheduled departure time.

Realignment of Routes 50, 53, 153, 430

Route 24 and 30 Long-Term Detours in Placentia/Anaheim
As a result of construction projects in the Anaheim/Placentia area Orangethorpe Ave. was closed to traffic between Kraemer Blvd. and Tustin Ave. on August 11, 2014. Routes 24 and 30 were placed on long-term detours at that time. These detours will be made permanent with the October Service Change for approximately 18 months. For detailed information on the detour route and stops affected, please visit

Bus News

ARTIC Opening: The new Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) will open in early December. The new facility will be a major transportation hub located on Katella Ave., across from the Honda Center, that will link bus, rail and other modes of transportation. In addition to the transportation services, ARTIC will provide shopping and dining options. To stay updated on the opening event, sign up to receive emails at visit or like us on Facebook! 

When ARTIC opens, routes 50, 53, 153 and 430 will be rerouted or extended to provide service. See individual route information for specific changes to each route.

La Habra Express 103 A&B: New shuttle bus service began in the city of La Habra on August 4. The two routes operates almost exclusively within the city of La Habra, providing connections to a number of OCTA bus routes, as well as connections at the Fullerton Transportation Center and St. Jude Medical Center. Service is provided weekdays from 6 am to 6:30 pm. For more information visit: