Dubbed OC Bus 360, the program was a response to a 30-percent decline in ridership from 2008 to 2014. But early indications are that the declines are continuing despite the program, according to a preliminary report presented to the Orange County Transportation Authority board.
A new report by the Orange County Transportation Authority predicts the county’s bus system will be financially unsustainable within two decades. This sobering forecast brings to the fore conflicting opinions on the viability of buses as a countywide transit alternative.
In the latest episode of the Voice of OC podcast, we talk about the Orange County Transportation Authority’s plans for bus route changes in 2016, and what’s behind the stark 30 percent decline in bus ridership.