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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Feb. 23, 2016
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713
Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697
Dedication Ceremony Planned for New 64X Route
WHAT: The Orange County Transportation Authority will dedicate a new limited-stop bus service that launched Feb. 15. The new 64Xpress route will give commuters the option to skip extra stops on the popular 64 route which runs along Bolsa Avenue and First Street between the Westminster Mall and Larwin Square in Tustin.
Media is invited to attend this event to join the community in dedicating this new service that will give commuters an opportunity to make it to their destination more quickly. A 64X-wrapped OCTA bus will be at the event for photos opportunities.
WHEN: 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Feb. 25
WHERE: Asian Garden Mall, 9200 Bolsa Ave., Westminster, CA 92683
WHO: Scheduled speakers include:
OCTA Chair Lori Donchak
OCTA Director Andrew Do, Orange County Supervisor, First District
OCTA CEO Darrell Johnson
WHY: The launch of the new bus service is part of OC Bus 360°, a strategy to better meet the needs of Orange County bus riders and reverse the trend of declining ridership.
Compared to the normal route 64, 64X gives commuters travel time savings anywhere between 9 minutes to 19 minutes, depending on the time of day and direction of travel. The new route makes 16 stops at key transfer points and destinations instead of the regular 48 stops.