Many people are planning on ringing in the new year with a few cocktails, so the Orange County Transportation Authority wants to make sure revelers have the chance at a free and safe ride home.
For the 10th year, the OCTA will offer complimentary rides between 6 p.m. Saturday, New Year's Eve and 2:30 a.m. Sunday, New Year's Day. OCTA Chair Patricia Bates says its the 10th year the organization is offering a safe and convenient way to celebrate the new year to OC residents.
“We encourage those out celebrating New Year’s Eve in Orange County to leave behind their cars and enjoy a free ride on the bus,” Bates said. “Knowing that an OCTA bus is there to get residents home safely is something that can give everyone peace of mind this holiday season.”
Last year, there were 15,540 free New Year’s Eve boardings and more than 102,000 boardings since the program began in 2002.