OCTA Response on Bus Incident

I recently received a reply from the OCTA regarding the incident involving Posh on an OCTA bus.

Here is the whole response:

Thank you for your e-mail to Orange County Transportation Authority
(OCTA) stating that a passenger on a bus was cited by an Orange County
Sheriff’s deputy for using headphones on the bus.

The information from your e-mail was forwarded to the Orange County
Sheriff’s Department/Transit Police Services Bureau for review. No one
was cited for wearing headphones on the bus. A verbal warning was
issued, and it was a mistake made by a deputy. The deputy has since
been informed of the correct policy which states that headphones are
allowed on buses as long as the volume is not loud enough to disturb
other passengers or the coach operator.

Thanks again for taking the time to share your thoughts with us.

1 Comment so far

  1. PPP (unregistered) on March 28th, 2006 @ 10:26 am

    Fine, the guy made a mistake and admitted it. How big of him. But what struck me the wrong way was that the cop was fishing for infractions on a bus, rather than being a visible deterent to crime in a more useful way. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all in favor of people keeping their music at low levels and respecting their fellow passengers on the bus, but comeon, isn’t there something better for the cops to do? I fear this is a sign that they have too much time on their hands, or that we have too many cops, and that we are paying to much in taxes to support an unnecessary police state.

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