News Release

Santa Ana College Launches New Student Bus Pass Program

​Program Connects Students with Educational Opportunities
through Affordable Public Transportation


Santa Ana College (SAC) invites the community to the launch of its new Student Bus Pass Program that makes it possible for students to “ride free” with their student ID.

Through a three-year pilot agreement with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), all SAC credit students and non-credit students at both Santa Ana and Santiago Canyon colleges will be provided a free OCTA bus pass. In its first year, the program is being fully subsidized by the cap-and-trade Low Carbon Transit Operations Program. Not only will these passes provide easier access to classes for students, but they will also reduce Rancho Santiago Community College District’s carbon footprint.

Light refreshments will be served.


Santa Ana College
1530 W. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706

Event will be located in Parking Lot #1 east of 17th Avenue college entrance with free parking adjacent to the event.


Friday, September 15, 2017
11:30 a.m.


The program is a collaboration of:

  • California Climate Investments
  • Santa Ana College
  • OCTA
  • OC Bus
  • Rancho Santiago Community College District


For many students at two-year institutions, affordable transportation can be a significant barrier to accessing higher education.


For more information on the Santa Ana College Student Bus Pass Program, contact Melissa Utsuki at (714) 564-5527 or

About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, provides invaluable workforce training, and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

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Contact: Judy Iannaccone

Phone: (714) 480-7503