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      Irvine Valley College Students Ride FREE

      With unlimited rides on all OC Bus local fixed routes, it's easy to hop aboard for school, work, shopping. Relax and ride safe, comfortable air-conditioned buses while avoiding parking costs and hassles and contributing to a cleaner, healthier environment.

      Download the OC Bus App to your mobile smartphone. Your pass will appear in the "My Ticket" section. To create your account, you must use the email you need to register for your Irvine Valley College classes.

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      Everything You Need to Know

      This 3-year transportation program lets you ride OCTA's local fixed-route buses at no additional charge with the OC Bus mobile app or your activated student ID. Now there’s one less thing to spend money on!

      • For students who do not have access to a mobile smartphone, please contact the Office of Student Life at (949) 451-5278 or IVCStudentLife@ivc.edu. For more information, please visit here.

      • When you board, scan the pass on your smartphone.

      • OC Bus app passes renew each semester upon enrollment. Students must maintain enrolled status to maintain eligibility for the program. All bus passes are non-transferrable.

      • Irvine Valley College full-time and part-time credit students currently registered for the semester.

      • In order to address lack of transportation as a barrier to student success, the Associated Students of Irvine Valley College (ASIVC) is supporting a free bus pass program for IVC students. This partnership with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) will allow full-time and part-time credit students, beginning Fall 2021 to access all OCTA fixed-route buses for transportation to school, work, or other destinations. The first year of this three year pilot program is funded by the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP), a part of the Cap-and-Trade Program. During the second and third years (Fall 2022 – Spring 2024), the cost of program will be paid for by the ASIVC.

      • Your pass will be available via OCTA’s mobile application. Students will have to create an account on the OC Bus mobile application in order to receive the mobile ticket. The email account used to register must be the same used by the college administration for registration or preference. Please contact your college administration or registrar’s office for more details, if email is not already known prior to setting up the account.

      • Enrollment does not guarantee immediate activation. Please wait up to 72 hours for processing.

        • Only your IVC email can be used to create your account.
        • The invite to add the mobile app is sent to your IVC email account. Make sure to use your IVC email account to create your account.
      • Call 714-636-RIDE (7433)

      • You are eligible for a mobile ticket through your college of record.

      • Yes, it is valid for school days, non-school days, holidays etc.

        • It is valid on all fixed route OCTA service (all regular lines of service). Not paratransit.
        • You can use it on express routes but if they are inter-county you would have to pay a fare difference.

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