In the 1990's, OCTA developed a program called the Senior Mobility Program in which local agencies are provided with funds to operate their own bus program. The idea behind the program is for each municipality to control their own program and design it to meet the needs of their community. The City of Seal Beach secured this grant funding and has been successfully operating this program since 2002.
This spring, residents throughout the City, Leisure World and the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce worked together to create improvements to the program that will better coordinate the services provided by the City of Seal Beach with those offered by Leisure World. Additionally, the service should bring more seniors to Old Town (Main Street) and the Seal Beach Pier for additional shopping and recreational opportunities
The Senior Transportation includes the City’s Senior Nutrition Program, the Shopper Shuttle, and the Dial-A-Ride program.
The Senior Nutrition Program serves meals to seniors at the North Seal Beach Community Center. The Senior Nutrition service is available Monday through Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Shopping Shuttle is a program that assists Seal Beach seniors in accessing shopping areas within the City. The Shopping Shuttle service is available in the North Seal Beach area Monday through Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In the Old Town and Pier area, service is available Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Dial-A-Ride component of the program offers to drive a senior resident to any location within City limits. Residents can utilize the Dial-A-Ride program for medical visits outside the City by up to three miles. The Dial-A-Ride service is available Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no service Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.), and can be utilized by calling (562) 439-3699 at least 24 hours in advance to schedule the date, time, and location.
All services are suspended between 11:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m.
The change in service will began on June 1, 2015. Additional information can be found on the City’s website or by calling the City at (562) 431-2527 ext.1317
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is a multi-modal transportation agency serving Orange County. Orange County is kept moving with countywide bus and paratransit service; Metrolink rail service; the 91 Express Lanes toll facility; freeway, street, and road improvement projects; Share the Ride commuting options for individuals and employers; motorist aid services; and by regulating taxi operations. Here are the bus schedules for Route 1, Route 42, and Route 60.
OCTA began in 1991 with the consolidation of seven separate transportation agencies. By increasing efficiency and eliminating duplicate functions, county taxpayers save millions of dollars.
An 18-member Board of Directors governs OCTA. The Board consists of five county supervisors, 10 city members, two public members, and the Director of the Department of Transportation District 12 (Caltrans) as a non-voting member.
Long Beach Transit (LBT) Routes 131 and 171, which ceased operations into Seal Beach in August 2012, will again be extended into the City starting June 1, 2014.
Details of the lines' new routes into Seal Beach are being finalized now and will go into effect as part of LBT's June service changes.
Finalized maps, times, and schedules will be available on the Seal Beach website and on Long Beach Transit buses and www.lbtransit.com in May.