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O.C. transit agency to reduce bus services

September 12, 2009 |  5:45 pm

Citing a decline in state transit funding and sales tax revenue, the Orange County Transit Authority on Sunday will reduce service on about 30 bus routes countywide.

Routes affected by the reduction in service are listed on OCTA’s website. Schedules supplied on buses and in racks at stops throughout the county will also reflect the changes, according to the agency’s website.

The changes will vary from route to route, said Joel Zlotnik, media relations manager for the OCTA. Working with a reduced budget for bus operations, transit officials chose to cut the hours that the buses were on the road and eliminate the first or last stop of some routes.

“The goal was to reduce the service that’s necessary [to meet their budget] and try to minimize the impact to the customers,” Zlotnik said.

The Orange County Transportation Authority, founded in 1991, is a rail, bus, toll road and paratransit transportation agency serving Orange County. For further information about the service changes, customers can call (714) 636-7433.

-- Ruben Vives

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