How Are You Affected by County Bus Service Cuts?

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The Orange County Transportation Authority is proposing a number of changes to regional bus service, including the elimination of 15 routes.

The changes are geared toward shifting resources from routes with low ridership — concentrated mainly in the south part of the county — toward routes with the highest demand. Two routes in Santa Ana will also be cut, routes 51 and 145.

A map of the proposed changes to the bus system countywide. Boarding is densest in Santa Ana. Click to enlarge.

A map of the proposed changes to the bus system countywide. Boarding is densest in Santa Ana. Click to enlarge.

 

Among the proposed changes:

  • 15 routes will be eliminated entirely: 51, 76, 145, 172, 173, 175, 178, 20, 87, 187, 188, 191, 193, 757, 758,
  • Routes that will be cut partially or see reduced service: 21, 26, 30, 35, 54, 56, 82, 85, 187
  • Routes that will see increased frequency: 26, 50, 54, 56, 206, 37, 71, 72, 79
  • Two new Bravo! express buses that will run along existing routes 60 and 29

View all the changes on the Transportation Authority website.

We want to know how the changes will affect you or someone close to you. Let us know by posting in the comments section below, tweeting at @voiceofoc, or emailing tvo@voiceofoc.org.

  • LFOldTimer

    How am I affected? I’m not. I’m one of the lucky ones who has my own car and, by the grace of God, I have the wherewithal to drive it. But it’s not about me. It’s about those who rely on public transportation to get from Point A to point B in Orange County. IMO providing effective public transit is a government responsibility that falls into the same category as providing decent streets and roads, water, electricity and public safety. But OC has failed miserably with public transportation. And now instead of adding to it or modernizing it – OC government is cutting back. Go figure!