The County of Orange has met the Standard of Excellence and is designated a Best Workplace for Commuters. The County of Orange offers a Commuter Choice program and all employees who purchase a bus, train or vanpool pass through the pretax payroll deduction, receive their first month free (one time). Over 9 percent of employees participate in a compressed work week program reducing work trips significantly. Managers at the County have immediate access to program presentation materials, guidelines and essential forms through the “Manager’s Rideshare Tools” web pages.
The County offers a variety of innovative programs including a “Try the Train on Us” or “Try the Bus on Us” program. Any employee who has not ridden transit to work during the past 90 days receives a complimentary 4-trip Metrolink ticket or 1-day OCTA pass. Any employee who rideshares at least 5 work days per month for 3 months or longer is eligible for Commuter Club gift cards and discounts.
An Emergency Ride Home Program is provided through OCTA.