Proposed February 2018 Bus Service Plan

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  • February 2018 Bus Service Plan

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    The February 2018 Bus Service Plan is one component of OC Bus 360°, an ongoing strategy that examines and implements bus system improvements from every angle.

    In July 2017, OCTA proposed a draft service plan to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall bus system. Following extensive public input and technical analysis, OCTA revised the draft plan and approved the final February 2018 Bus Service Plan.

    Changes go into effect February 11, 2018

  • Service Changes for February 2018

    The 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 will be reallocated to high-demand areas to reduce travel times and serve more people.

    Service improvements include:

    • Improve weekday peak frequencies to 30 minutes on routes 56, 89, 90, and 91
    • Improve weekday evening frequencies on routes 29, 50, 53, and 60
    • Improve weekend frequencies on routes 29, 43, 50, 53, 54, 60, and 91
    • Extend weekend evening service span on Route 46
    • Extend Route 59 to The District at Tustin Legacy and improve frequency on weekends

    Service reductions include:

    • Eliminate bus trips with less than eight boardings in the morning or late evening on routes 30, 46, 50, 86, 89, 90, 153, and 178
    • Reduce peak frequencies on routes 57, 178, and 543
    • Reduce midday frequencies on routes 54, 66, and 543
    • Reduce weekend frequencies on routes 29, 43, 64, and 543
    • Reduce Saturday frequency on Route 70
    • Restructure Stationlink Route 463 and eliminate Stationlink Route 454
    • Eliminate Express routes 212 and 216
    • Reduce trips on Express routes 211 and 721
    • Eliminate Sunday service on Route 177
    • Reduce or eliminate service on some lower-ridership segments of routes 463 and 794

    Route Changes

    • Route 29/A
      • Weekday:
        Increase frequency from 50 to 30 minutes from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
      • Saturday:
        Reduce frequency to 20/60 minutes during day
        Increase frequency to 30/60 minutes from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
      • Sunday:
        Reduce frequency to 20/60 minutes during day
        Increase frequency to 30/60 minutes from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
       
    • Route 30
      • Weekday:
        Eliminate last eastbound trip
       
    • Route 43
      • Saturday:
        Reduce frequency during day from 20 to 25 minutes
        Increase frequency to 30 minutes from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
      • Sunday:
        Reduce frequency during day from 22 to 25 minutes
        Increase frequency to 30 minutes from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
       
    • Route 46
      • Weekday:
        Eliminate last eastbound trip and first westbound trip
      • Saturday:
        Extend service until 10:00 p.m. at 60 minute frequency
      • Sunday:
        Extend service until 10:00 p.m. at 60 minute frequency
       
    • Route 50
      • Weekday:
        Increase frequency to 30 minutes from 8:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
        Eliminate last eastbound trip
      • Saturday:
        Increase frequency to 40 minutes until 12:00 a.m.
      • Sunday:
        Increase frequency to 40 minutes until 12:00 a.m.
        Eliminate last eastbound trip
       
    • Route 53/53X
      • Weekday:
        Increase frequency to 30/60 minutes from 8:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
      • Saturday:
        Increase frequency to 30/60 minutes from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
      • Sunday:
        Increase frequency to 30/60 minutes from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
       
    • Route 54
      • Weekday:
        Reduce midday frequency from 15/30 minutes to 20 minutes.
        Add one AM & PM trip for Metrolink passengers from Orange Transportation Center to Harbor Boulevard.
       
    • Route 64/64X
      • Saturday:
        Reduce frequency from 14 to 15 minutes
      • Sunday:
        Reduce frequency from 14 to 15 minutes
       
    • Route 66
      • Weekday:
        Reduce midday frequency from 15/30 minutes to 18/36 minutes
       
    • Route 70
      • Saturday:
        Reduce frequency from 20 to 30 minutes and eliminate last eastbound trip
       
    • Route 86
      • Weekday:
        Eliminate last westbound trip
       
    • Route 89
      • Weekday:
        Increase frequency from 35 to 30 minutes during peak and midday
        Eliminate last northbound trip
      • Sunday:
        Eliminate first northbound trip
        Eliminate first southbound trip
       
    • Route 90
      • Weekday:
        Increase frequency to 30 minutes during peak
      • Saturday:
        Eliminate last westbound trip
       
    • Route 91
      • Weekday
        Increase frequency from 35 to 30 minutes during peak and midday
      • Saturday:
        Increase frequency from 45 to 30 minutes during midday and afternoon and from 75 minutes to 45 minutes during early evening
       
    • Route 153
      • Saturday:
        Eliminate last northbound trip, first southbound trip, and last two southbound trips
      • Sunday:
        Eliminate last northbound trip and last two southbound trips
       
    • Route 177
      • Sunday:
        Eliminate Service
       
    • Route 178
      • Weekday:
        Reduce peak frequency from 45 to 60 minutes and eliminate last westbound trip
       
    • Route 211
      • Weekday:
        Reduce frequency from 35 to 40 minutes and eliminate first eastbound afternoon trip and first westbound morning trip
       
    • Route 212
      Eliminate Route
    • Route 216
      Eliminate Route
    • Route 454
      Eliminate Route
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    • Route 463
      • Weekday:
        Eliminate segment on Sunflower west of Bristol Street
       
    • Route 543
      • Weekday:
        Reduce peak frequency from 12 to 15 minutes and midday frequency from 18 minutes to 20 minutes
      • Saturday:
        Reduce frequency from 20 to 25 minutes
      • Sunday:
        Reduce frequency from 20 to 25 minutes
       
    • Route 721
      • Weekday:
        Eliminate last northbound trip and last southbound trip
       
    • Route 794/A
      • Weekday:
        Eliminate all trips to Canyon Community Church Park-and-Ride (2 a.m. and 2 p.m. trips)
       

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