Bus Travel

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    OCTA $1.26 Billion Budget is Up From Last Year and So is the Anticipated Service

    The Orange County Transportation Authority board on Monday approved a $1.26 billion budget that was up from $1 billion last year due to an anticipated increase in service.Funding for more buses on routes with the highest ridership is part of a 4 percent increase in expected bus service, according to ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 11, 2013

    Bus UnFare

    [Hey, You!] A little case of the working-class blues

  • Columns

    March 14, 2013

    Bossy Bus Lady

    [Hey, You!] 'On my ride, y'all better follow my rules'

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Keith Edward Froman and Martin Esquibel Aguilar Busted Separately for Bothering Teens on OCTA Buses

    ​Two men have been arrested for separate incidents where teens were preyed upon on Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) buses, according to authorities.The Orange County Sheriff's Department and Transit Police Services participated in the investigations that led to the busts.

  • Columns

    January 21, 2010
  • News

    January 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    OCTA Committee Recommends Slightly Less Painful Bus Cuts--For Now

    WikicommonsBye bye buses.​County Supervisor Patricia Bates may have said it best today: "You can't send these people off a cliff, in a bus."The remark came amidst some low-heat sparring between her and Tustin Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Amante at this morning's meeting of the OCTA Finance and Administrati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Transit Activists to Pitch Ways to Save OCTA Bus Routes

    ​More than 60 people got up and spoke at Monday's board meeting for the Orange County Transit Authority. Pacific Progressive has the run-down: It was a diverse group of people telling OCTA how detrimental further cuts to the OC bus system would be.It's a sticky issue. Facing a steep decline in sal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Friday Film Funnies Fun: The OCTA, and John Moorlach the Bus-Hater

    Supervisor John Moorlach wants to get rid of our bus system? What a buffoon! This video is too earnest, but what are you gonna do...

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Is OCTA Sacrificing Transit Service for Executive Pay?

    Courtesy of OCTAWill Kempton moves to OCTA from Caltrans, where he has served for five years.The hiring of Caltrans director Will Kempton for the Orange County Transportation Authority's vacant executive director position would seem like a step down. After all, the Schwarzenegger appointee oversees ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2007

    OCTA wants to party with you

    Been riding those darn buses since 1972? Then you might be one of 35 special people who gets to party with OCTA - which is celebrating 35 years of hauling fat OC ass across the county at the end of the month. Party place: The Fullerton Transportation Center, 120 E. Santa Fe Ave, where the bus syst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2007

    Monday's Headlines

    Spotlight on Little Saigon: Some experts from Washington will be coming to town to study the area's "economic viability and its potential for future development." It's gonna be a long, hot summer: For bus riders, if OCTA can't appease disgruntled workers soon. Sign of the times: UC Irvine adds thre ... More >>

  • News

    July 28, 2005

    Hooray for OCTA?

    Award for top transportation agency is astoundingfor all the wrong reasons

  • News

    December 9, 2004

    Center Bind

    Beth Krom embarrasses Centerline with radio fiasco

  • Culture

    September 26, 2002

    Reclaiming Insults

    F.O.B. suggests were all in the same boat

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    Train in Vein

    Jane Reifer lives for mass transit