“What we saw with…the hysteria from Irvine, is this: It’s simply a class-based argument that if ‘I pay enough for where I live, I shouldn’t have to deal with my homeless problem. I should shift it to some other city,’ ” said county Supervisor Andrew Do.
Santa Ana is facing a possible three-way race for mayor in November, has wide-open contests for three of its City Council seats, and the largest fundraising to date has been by the city’s police union, according to the latest campaign reports.
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.
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.
With ridership declining, the Orange County Transportation Authority is planning to cut two bus routes that some public transportation advocates say will reduce bus access for underserved communities in Santa Ana.