ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released a statement following the news that OC Access Drivers, represented by Teamsters Local 952, voted to accept an offer from their employer First Transit/Transdev to end the OC ACCESS strike. OC ACCESS service will resume on Monday.
“Today, Transdev and Teamsters came to a tentative labor agreement to end the ongoing OC ACCESS strike,” said Supervisor Foley. “I’m grateful that the parties resolved this matter. OC ACCESS drivers provide a critical service for our disabled and elderly residents in need of public transportation. Their compensation and rights must reflect the value they provide to our community.”
With the announced end to the strike, Same-Day Taxi service and OC ACCESS subscription service will resume, as well as full service for OC Flex, OCTA’s on-demand micro-transit service operating in Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo and Aliso Viejo.
OC ACCESS is a shared ride service for residents with physical or cognitive limitations that cannot use regular public transportation. First Transit merged with Trans Dev and is under contract to provide the service. They have been in negotiations with Teamster Local 952, the union representing drivers, since their labor contract expired at the end of 2022.
Members of Teamsters Local 952 ratified the agreement, which now must be voted on by the OCTA Board of Directors.
Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2022 to represent the newly established District 5, which includes the cities of Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, a large portion of Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Newport Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, as well as the unincorporated areas of Coto de Caza, Emerald Bay, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Rancho Mission Viejo, Stonecliffe and Wagon Wheel. This is her second term on the Board of Supervisors, where she previously served District 2.
Supervisor Foley’s Board appointments include the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), OCFA Legislation & Public Affairs Committee Chair, Orange County Transportation Authority, Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA), TCA Joint Environmental Committee, Coastal Greenbelt Authority, Newport Bay and South Orange County Watershed Executive Committees, Ocean Institute, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Community Engagement Panel, Spent Fuel Solutions Coalition Co-Chair, Law Library Board of Trustees, Orange County Housing Finance Trust, Local Agency Formation Commission (alt), Orange County Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, and OC Public Libraries Advisory Board.