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OCTA Launches 'Bravo' Limited-Stop Route

Bravo! Route 560, the Orange County (CA) Transportation Authority’s (OCTA) new limited-stop bus service, allows riders on a popular route to save time by making one-third as many stops.

The 17-mile route, which entered service June 13, operates on the same main roads between Santa Ana and Long Beach as OCTA’s regular Route 60 but makes only 52 stops (compared to 150 stops), including stops at the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center, Santa Ana College, Cal State Long Beach and the VA Medical Center. The line also connects to Metrolink commuter rail.

“We are excited to launch this service that will allow commuters to reach major destinations throughout the county faster and more conveniently,” said OCTA Chair Lori Donchak. “The new Bravo! 560 is a great example of our efforts to better meet the community’s needs by directing service to areas with higher demand.”

OCTA Chief Executive ­Darrell Johnson said, “We have taken significant steps during the past year to thoroughly examine our transit system, and our most important effort in this process has been listening to current and former riders. Launching more limited-stop service is in direct response to what our passengers say will motivate them to use public transit more frequently and, thanks to funding from California’s cap and trade program, we were able to make this happen.”

The launch of Bravo! 560 is part of OC Bus 360°, OCTA’s ongoing effort to improve bus service and increase the efficiency of bus travel throughout the county. The June 2016 bus service change program is one step in an initiative to add 1.3 million riders over the next three years.

Celebrating the launch of OCTA’s Bravo! Route 560 are, from left, Kim-Yen Huynh, president of the Asian American Business Women Association; OCTA Chief Executive Officer Darrell Johnson; OCTA Chair Lori Donchak; and Santa Ana College Professor Roy Shahbazian.
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