March 2010 Bus ServiceReduction Strategies
Due to the loss of state funding and declining sales tax revenue, OCTA is making significant reductions to bus service. All routes throughout the system may be affected. Unfortunately, sales tax revenues and bus fare revenues are continuing to fall short of original projections. While prior service cuts (including approximately 100,000 service hours in September 2009) have reduced expenses, OCTA will need to cut additional service hours in March 2010 to offset the revenue shortfall. OCTA’s goal is to serve the greatest number of passengers and provide the most efficient bus service possible within ever more limited resources.