The public is invited to provide input on the Orange County Transportation Authority’s proposed bus service changes which, if approved, would be implemented in October and February. The proposed changes are part of OC Bus 360°, OCTA’s ongoing effort to improve bus service and increase the efficiency of transit throughout the county by better matching service to rider demands. Among the changes are extended service to popular locations and improved weekend service. Minor service reductions on a few routes may also take place.
In addition, some OC Bus routes will be adjusted to accommodate OC Streetcar construction. The OC Streetcar will run on a 4.1-mile route, carrying passengers between the busy Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center and a transit stop at Harbor Boulevard in Garden Grove. It will run along Santa Ana Boulevard, Fourth Street and the Pacific Electric right-of-way, connecting with OCTA’s busiest bus routes. The OC Streetcar is expected to begin operations in 2022.
OCTA is seeking public comments through an online survey and at three countywide community meetings taking place at the following times and locations:
- 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 at the Brea Community Center, 695 E. Madison Way in Brea
- 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22 at the Santa Ana Senior Center, 424 W. Third St. in Santa Ana
- 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 23 at the Irvine Lakeview Senior Center, 20 Lake Road in Irvine
The OCTA board is expected to consider the proposed changes at a public hearing at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 10 at OCTA Headquarters, 550 S. Main St. in Orange. The public will also have an opportunity to address the board at that time.
For more information about the plan or to submit a comment, please visit OCTA's website.