Special service now in its 18th year helps revelers safely celebrate the New Year
ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority is providing safe rides for those ringing in 2020 with free fares on OC Bus from 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31 to 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1.
Riding OC Bus is a safe and easy way to get to popular destinations around Orange County, including bus routes that operate near Downtown Fullerton, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and more.
“We encourage everyone to ring in the new year responsibly by taking advantage of the New Year’s Eve OC Bus service,” said OCTA Chairman Tim Shaw, also a La Habra City Councilman. “The free service makes celebrating the start of 2020 a breeze, allowing riders to leave their cars at home and not worry about finding a safe ride home.”
Those planning to ride the bus this New Year’s Eve are encouraged to plan their trip ahead of time by visiting www.OCBus.com. The site includes an interactive planner that makes it easy for new and experienced riders to determine times and routes, along with a map of popular Orange County destinations.
Free rides begin at 6 p.m., so those getting an early start must pay the $2 bus fare or use an OC Bus pass.
More than 157,000 people have taken advantage of this special free bus service since it began in 2002.
About the OCTA: The Orange County Transportation Authority is responsible for planning, funding and implementing transit and capital projects serving 34 cities and 3.1 million residents. With the mission of keeping Orange County moving, this includes freeways and express lanes, bus and rail transit, rideshare, commuter rail and active transportation.