OCTA Offers Free New Year's Eve Bus Rides

Don't risk a wreck or DUI charge on New Year's Eve.

Plan on celebrating the New Year with alcohol? Holiday DUI patrols are stepping up -- a powerful disincentive against driving yourself around to bars and parties, aside from the inherent danger to yourself and others.

Wiser would be to take advantage of the Orange County Transportation Authority's free bus rides between 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and 2:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

“We are pleased to once again give residents a convenient way to travel this New Year’s Eve,” said OCTA Vice Chairman Gregory Winterbottom in a release. “We encourage those out celebrating to leave the driving to OCTA and enjoy a free ride on the bus.”

Last year, there were more than 16,000 free New Year’s Eve boardings and more than 120,000 boardings since the program began in 2002, the release states.

For more information on New Year’s Eve service and to check bus routes and schedules, visit OCTA’s website at www.octa.net or call (714) 636-7433.


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