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  • Bus Service Change Improvements
    Effective February 12, 2017

    The Bus Service Change Improvements provides a summary of the upcoming service
    adjustments to OC Bus. This service change will provide minor schedule adjustments to several routes, as well as introduce the new 53Xpress.

    Schedule Adjustments were made to the following routes: 25, 35, 37, 38, 43, 47, 50, 53, 54, 55, 57, 59, 60, 64, 66, 71, 72, 76, 79, 87, 89, 129, 143, 153, 206, 211, 430, 463, 560.

    Route adjustments will occur on Routes 37 & 79.

    BUS NEWS
    Route 53Xpress. Route 53 will now offer faster service between the MacArhur Blvd in Costa Mesa and Katella Avenue in Orange. See inside for details.

    Eliminate Underutilized Passes
    Because of low usage, the 5-Rides Pass and the 7-Day Pass will be discontinued on February 12, 2017. OCTA will continue to accept existing passes until February 1, 2018.

    Recategorize Express Service & Increase Fares
    Routes 206, 211, 212, 213 and 216 will be recategorized as intracounty express routes, and will be branded as OC Express. Routes 701, 721, and 794 will continue to operate as intercounty express routes. All fares for newly recategorized OC Express Routes and Express Routes will increase. See inside for details.

    SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS
    In addition to the improvements to the routes listed on the previous page, the following schedule changes and route alignment changes were made to provide additional customer service.

    Route 37:

    • Northbound trips will no longer loop around Ellis & Ward. Service will begin at Euclid & Talbert.
    • Additional service will be added to Sunday, improving the frequency to every 50 minutes.

    Route 47:
    Timepoint will change on southbound trips from Balboa & 23rd to Balboa & 21st.

    Route 50:
    Timepoint will change on short turn west end from Katella & Meridian to International & Meridian.

    Route 59:
    Timepoint will change from Santa Ana & Santiago to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center, Dock 3.

    Route 79:
    A new alignment variation is added to service the San Miguel area in Newport Beach. Service will be provided every other trip all days of the week.

    Route 206:
    The first and last trips will be eliminated due to low demand, as well as schedule adjustments.

    Route 463:
    Timpoint will be added at 4th & Cabrillo.

    Route 53/53Xpress
    OC BUS has added a new, faster option on Route 53 for weekday travel. We’re calling it 53Xpress, and it will offer faster service between Katella Ave and MacArthur Blvd. The 53Xpress provides a quicker ride because there are less stops. Look for the 53X sign at regular Route 53 stops and on the message sign on the top of the bus. You can ride the 53Xpress for the same fare as Route 53 and catch it from 6am to 6pm Monday through Friday at any marked stop.

    Eliminate Underutilized Passes
    Because of low usage, sales of the 5-Rides Pass and the 7-Day Pass will be discontinued on February 12, 2017. OCTA will continue to accept existing passes until February 1, 2018.

     

     

     

    Recategorize Express Service & Increase Fares
    Routes 206, 211, 212, 213 and 216 will be recategorized as intracounty express routes, and will be branded as OC Express. Routes 701, 721, and 794 will continue to operate as intercounty express routes. All fares for newly recategorized OC Express Routes and Express Routes will increase.

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