This year, Orange County fairgoers are opting out of the dreaded parking search by taking the OC Fair Express. The OCTA service that runs Friday through Sunday has provided more than 5,500 trips since opening last week, an 80 percent increase from last year’s riders in the same time period.
“The success of opening weekend exceeded our expectations and I am thrilled to see so many fairgoers taking advantage of this convenient and affordable way to get to and from the fair,” said OCTA Chairman and Laguna Niguel Mayor Paul Glaab.
The OC Fair Express, which was made possible by a $342,000 grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee, runs from eight metro stations from Fullerton to San Juan Capistrano. The buses run hourly from 2:30 p.m. until midnight on Friday and 9:30 a.m. until midnight Saturday and Sunday.
The cost of the O.C. Fair Express is $1.50 each way, or free with a Metrolink ticket. Riders receive a coupon for $2 toward fair admission.
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