OC Fair Express Hits Record Ridership for First Weekend

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Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713
Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697
July 20, 2016

OC Fair Express Hits Record Ridership for First Weekend
Riders can continue to catch the direct bus service Friday to Sunday through Aug. 14

ORANGE – A record number of riders discovered the advantages of a convenient and affordable public transportation option for getting to the OC Fair during the event’s first weekend with 14,194 people boarding the OC Fair Express. That beat the previous record, established during the fair’s first weekend of 2014, by 5,783 riders and bested last year’s first-weekend totals by 94 percent.

An Orange County Transportation Authority bus in Santa Ana.

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An OCTA bus in Orange County. (Photo credit: unknown)

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