Plan On Celebrating Too Much? OCTA Offering Free Bus Rides Tonight

The gratis transport starts at 6 p.m. Monday.

For the 11th year, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) will help make end-of-the-year celebrations safe and hassle-free by providing free bus rides between 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, and 2:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1.

“We are pleased to once again give residents a convenient way to travel this New Year’s Eve,” said OCTA Vice Chairman Gregory Winterbottom. “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.

There are two OCTA lines that serve Laguna Beach. Route 89 travels from Coast Hwy. and Broadway up Laguna Canyon Road, turns on to El Toro Rd. and eventually heads in to Rancho Santa Margarita. Route 1 extends the entire length of Coast Highway in Orange County—from Seal Beach to San Clemente—including Laguna Beach.

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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