OC Fair Express Bus Service Launches July 15

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Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713
Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

July 11, 2016

OC Fair Express Bus Service Launches July 15

Riders can board the OC Fair Express from nine spots and buy in advance with mobile app

ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority is offering people quick and convenient public transportation to the OC Fair with non-stop service from nine locations and a new mobile app that makes riding easier than ever before.

The OC Fair Express will provide non-stop weekend service (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) from nine locations to the OC Fair from July 15 to Aug. 14. Buses will run every 20 minutes from Fullerton and Huntington Beach, every 30 minutes from Santa Ana and every 40 minutes from the two Anaheim stops, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Orange and San Juan Capistrano.

Service runs from noon to midnight on Fridays and from 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays and Sundays.

The bus service costs $4 round-trip and riders will receive a coupon valid for $3 admission to the fair – a savings of $9 off the regular ticket price. Children ages 5 years and younger ride free with a paying adult.

This year, riders can download the free OC Bus app to their smart phone or other mobile device to easily buy electronic tickets in advance and redeem them on the bus, as well as to check bus routes and schedules. Download the app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play.

The express service begins with a kick-off celebration at 10:30 a.m. July 15 at the Village at Orange, 1500 E. Village Way in Orange. Attendees can sample free food and participate in face painting and other fun activities, including entering a raffle sponsored by KFROG-FM

95.1 for free tickets to an upcoming concert by country singer Jason Aldean.

The first 100 people in attendance can catch the 11:50 a.m. OC Fair Express for free from the event.

“The OC Fair Express is a convenient and affordable way to get to the fair,” said OCTA Chair Lori Donchak. “I hope people choose to skip the frustration of battling traffic around the fairgrounds and avoid parking costs by taking this simple public transit option.”

In 2015, the OC Fair Express, recorded nearly 79,000 boardings, a record for the service.

Riders can catch an OC Fair Express from nine locations:

  • Anaheim: Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, 2626 E. Katella Ave.
  • Anaheim Canyon: Anaheim Canyon Metrolink Station, 1039 N. Pacificenter Drive
  • Fullerton: Fullerton Park-and-Ride, 3000 W. Orangethorpe Ave.
  • Huntington Beach: Goldenwest Transportation Center, 7301 Center Ave.
  • Irvine: Irvine Metrolink Station, 15215 Barranca Parkway
  • Laguna Hills: Laguna Hills Transportation Center, 24282 Calle de los Caballeros
  • Orange: The Village at Orange, 1500 E. Village Way
  • Santa Ana: The Depot at Santa Ana, 1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd.
  • San Juan Capistrano: Junipero Serra Park-and-Ride, I-5 Freeway and Junipero Serra Road.

The OC Fair Express is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee. The committee provides subsidies for cleaner transportation alternatives.

For more information, visit www.octa.net/ocfairexpress.

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