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June 5, 2014

Driver who crashed into bus to be charged with DUI

The driver allegedly ran a red light before striking a bus that in turn crashed into another truck on Tuesday night.


January 2, 2014

OCTA launches bus safety campaign

A series of videos, contests and social media messaging encourages riders to “Be a Safety Hero!” by watching four short bus safety videos and taking a quiz. Their responses are entered into a drawing that randomly awards one 30-day bus pass each week through Jan. 31.


June 25, 2013

OCTA to fund $9.8M in new county transit services

Funded by Measure M2, the half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements, the money will allow cities to operate year-round, seasonal or special event services that complement Orange County’s regional bus and rail systems.


April 23, 2013

OCTA changes pension plan

Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, administrative employees will contribute an average of 2% of their salaries to their pensions. That contribution will increase each year until employees are paying 100% of their employee share by Jan. 1, 2017. The plan will result in an $8.2 million savings to taxpayers over the three-year period.


October 25, 2012

Calif.’s OCTA bus riders protest fare hikes

Said that increasing fares would be unreasonable, since they believe buses are poorly maintained and often run late. Officials say the agency needs to raise fares about 25% every four years to help cover operating costs.


August 14, 2012

Calif.’s OCTA invests $9.4M in bike projects

Funds will be spread among 23 projects to add new bike lanes and trails, build bridges and crossings for cyclists, improve signs and add bike racks.


May 30, 2012

Orange County, Calif. paratransit system honored

The OCTA recently received statewide recognition as Paratransit System of the Year for its ACCESS paratransit service, which provides more than 1.3 million trips annually for seniors and persons with disabilities.


May 13, 2011

OCTA buys property to preserve as open space

Acquired Saddle Creek South, an 84-acre piece of property in south Orange County as part of the Environmental Freeway Mitigation Program, a comprehensive plan to preserve and restore open space.


March 29, 2011

Calif.'s OCTA completes sales tax program, touts benefits

The half-cent sales tax, collected over the past two decades, provided $1 billion for Metrolink service and senior and disabled bus fare stabilization. On April 1, the first half-cent of what is estimated to be $15 billion over the next 30 years will be collected for Measure M2.


November 10, 2009

Calif.'s OCTA to cut bus service by 8 percent

Agency's board will cut an additional 8 percent if a sizable amount of state funding doesn't "materialize."


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