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Taxi Administration (OCTAP)


Regulating all Orange County Taxi Companies
Peace of mind. That’s what the Orange County Taxi Administration Program (OCTAP) offers to both riders and taxicab companies. The regulatory program administered by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) ensures that whether you need a taxi or want to operate a taxicab, public safety comes first.

OCTAP accomplishes this by simplifying the regulation of taxicabs by centralizing the permitting of cab companies, vehicles and drivers. Through this consolidation of regulatory functions, customer service and industry standards have improved. It is a program that was launched in 1998 and continues to work on behalf of all 34 Orange County cities and the County of Orange.

What visitors don’t see when they jump into a taxicab at John Wayne Airport, or at one of the county’s many hotels, are the great lengths OCTAP goes through with each driver, taxicab company and vehicle. You’ll find OCTAP making criminal background checks and multi-point vehicle inspections, reviewing vehicle insurance documents and ensuring drivers have passed their annual drug and alcohol tests.

So when you see that OCTAP sticker on the back of a taxicab, you can rest assured that it is part of a program focused on help'n you... and keeping you safe.

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