Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Tours

Our host agency Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has organized an excellent tour for Sustainability/Operations Planning & Scheduling Workshop and our co-locating APTAtech Conference attendees. There’s only one tour that will be given at 3 different times. Advance registration is required due to capacity limits, so please click on the link below that corresponds with your preferred time and secure your spot.:

TOUR information:

OCTA Bus Bases – Hydrogen Fueling Station and Battery Electric Buses

Take a trip on an OCTA zero-emission fuel-cell electric bus and tour OCTA’s Hydrogen Fueling Facility and Battery-Electric Bus Charging Depot. As part of the plan to convert the OC Bus fleet to 100 percent zero-emission technology by 2040, OCTA is piloting both battery-electric buses and hydrogen fuel-cell electric buses. The tour consists of visiting two OCTA bus bases deploying different zero-emission technologies. First, participants will be transported to OCTA’s Santa Ana bus base which houses the Hydrogen Fueling Facility. Attendees will receive a guided walk-through of OCTA’s bus operations building, maintenance shops, and hydrogen fueling station. Next, participants will be transported to OCTA’s Garden Grove bus base and walk-through the Central Communications Center, electric operator relief vehicles, and electric-bus charging station depot. The tour offers a firsthand look into the advanced technologies employed to support the zero-emission bus fleet. The tour requires moderate walking. Please wear comfortable and closed toe shoes.

Register for a date here:

Sunday, July 30th at 10:00am to 12:30pm:

Sunday, July 30th at 1:00pm to 3:30pm:

Wednesday, August 2nd at 1:00pm to 3:30pm:

Please note: Participants will receive an email one week from the tour date with a reminder of the time they registered for, the requirement to wear closed toe shoes, and pick up instructions.

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