Right now the OCTA has started a program with lower bus fares to encourage riders to return to OC Bus after ridership levels dipped because of COVID-19. The Welcome Back Fare Reduction Program was paid for with cap and, trade funding from the State of California
The discounted fares are $40 for a 30 day pass which is a considerable discount from the current price of $69 or you can buy 5 one day passes for $15 instead of the regular $5 each ($4.50 if purchased on the app). For the promotion the passes must be activated between today and the 11th of November
As a regular OC Bus rider the savings are very welcome and, hopefully will spur people to return to the bus how maybe had switched to other options during the pandemic.
I use the 47 bus down Fairview from Santa Ana to Costa Mesa which is already a very bus service as it seems ridership is already close to pre pandemic levels but system wide hopefully this program will boost ridership. The passes can be bought through the OC Bus app or at OCTA pass retailers.