A kickoff to celebrate the new student bus pass program and partnership between Fullerton College and Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) will be held on Thursday, September 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the quad.
The new bus pass program provides students with unlimited OCTA bus rides on all Orange County Bus local fixed routes.
“This program is not only helping students discover how affordable and convenient public transportation can be, it is also helping them access education and achieve their dreams,” said OCTA Chairman Tim Shaw, also a La Habra councilmember.
The fun, public kickoff event is co-hosted by Fullerton College Associated Students and OCTA and will feature a display of the new Fullerton College/OCTA bus, and information about the bus pass program. There will also be free Wahoo’s Tacos and pizza.
“On behalf of Associated Students, I’m so happy to present our partnership with OCTA, which will help students get to campus without having to purchase a bus pass every day,” said A.S. President Selena Cruz. “A.S. worked very hard over the last year to get this partnership developed, approved, and in place for student to use this year.”
Last spring, Associated Students passed a student referendum for a transportation fee that would go into effect in fall of 2020. In the meantime, OCTA will provide free unlimited bus rides during the 2019-20 academic year. Students had access to the free bus pass program on Aug. 26.
“I am so proud of the work Associated Students, Fullerton College staff and our partners at OCTA have done to help address a critical student need,” said President Greg Schulz. “Access to free public transportation throughout Orange County not only helps our students get to and from campus, but also helps them with transportation for personal and job-related use. I hope many students take advantage of the program.”
The kickoff event is open to all students, faculty and staff. For more information on the bus pass program visit ocbus.com/fc