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    Efren Guzman Magdaleno

    Associate Marketing Specialist

    (714) 560-5560
  • A Youth Bus Pass Means Independence!30 day pass

    When it is time to give your kids some independence, our youth pass programs offer an alternative to them waiting around or asking you for a ride. Bus travel is one of the safest ways to get around Orange County, and it's affordable. Give your kids (ages 6-18) a discounted 30-day Youth Pass, or buy a 30 day Summer Youth Pass (June – August) for extra savings. They can use the bus to get to the beach, skate park, an amusement center, summer job, library, or even school.

    Go cool places. Share a snap or two. All summer long!

    Eliminate the parent factor this summer and get out to explore OC without the need of your parental taxi service. Earn your transportation independence this summer with our Youth Summer Pass, which is good for 30 consecutive days, and is specially priced for just $20.00. Head to the beach, meet up at the mall, catch a movie, or just chill at your friend’s house, all without having to bother mom or dad for a ride. 20 bucks is a small price to pay for your freedom, buy yours today! Passes available at Vons, Ralphs, Northgate Market, the OCTA store and online.

     

     

  • Just Ask Kids and Teens

    As part of our youth outreach program, OCTA conducted youth focus group research throughout Orange County (ages 11 to 18). The research was compelling

    • The bus gave youth freedom or independence.
    • They are most likely to ride the bus when parents felt that riding the bus was both advantageous and safe.
    • After riding the bus, they thought the process was easy.
    • Most rides are for leisure-time activities.
    • Travelling with a friend or group increased sense of safety.

    Teaching kids how to ride the bus and encouraging them to ride fosters a greater sense of independence at this critical stage of their development. Navigating around the community by bus also builds a sense of confidence young people can use for the rest of their lives.

    Bus Riding 101

    If you’ve never ridden the bus, you might be a little nervous about figuring out how to get where you’re going. Don’t worry – it isn’t rocket science. If you can read, use a computer or dial a phone you can plan a bus trip.

    To get started, visit our online trip planner. Got a question about riding the bus, bus fares or passes? Visit our How to Ride section or contact us directly and we'll get an answer for you!

  • We’ll Even Come to You

    That’s right. The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) offers a free program for Kids and Teens on "How to Ride the Bus" for both schools and youth organizations.A professional from OCTA will come to your location, at a time you select, to teach youth groups and teens how to ride the bus. Our presentation is lively and informative, and at the end, participants receive one one-day bus passes so they can try the bus first-hand with a friend or parent. It’s making a difference.

    Schedule a Presentation

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