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Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)


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With three more stops to go, my tour brings us to Orange County, California and home to OCTA, one of the most interesting systems in the country. Until recently, the fleet was well diverse with RTSs, Gilligs, New Flyer D40HFs & 2nd Generation New Flyer D40LFs. All have been retired as OCTA is 100 % Low floor and 52% Alternative fueled. Recent service reductions has cast a unflattering light on an otherwise quality system.

 

To start, here is NFI C40LFR #5140 at Fullerton Park & Ride assigned to Route 721, a express route serving Downtown Los Angeles in AM & PM rush. 5140 is a semi-suburban bus and one of 20 buses specially purchased for this and Route 701:

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5511, one of 249 New Flyer C40LFRs placed into service in 2008-2009 waits to depart from Fullerton Transportation Center:

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5646 waits to depart on Route 89 at the Laguna Beach Bus Station, serving the city of Laguna Beach and Laguna Hills:

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2250, one of 239 NABI 40.09 LFW buses purchased by OCTA in 2000-2001 lays over at the Laguna Hills Transportation Center, just shy of Laguna Hills Mall:

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7202, one of 60 New Flyer D60LFs in service for OCTA has just reached the short turn of Route 60, one of the heaviest OCTA Lines:

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Videos:

 

New Flyer C40LFR #5140 on Route 721: Cummins ISL-G/Allison B400R

 

 

NABI 40.09 LFW #2350 on Route 47: Cummins ISL-G/Allison B400R

 

 

New Flyer C40LFR #5578 on Route 26: Cummins C Gas Plus/Allison B400R

 

 

NABI #2250 hitting the freeway on Route 83:

 

 

NFI #5646 on the very scenic Route 89:

 

 

New Flyer D60LF #7316 working the always heavy Route 57:

 

 

See how the rear W/C lift works for OCTA 5646:

 

 

My music video featuring OCTA:

 

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