/*OCTA*/ is proposing cutting 22 percent of the county's bus service. The /*Night Owl service*/ could be among the casualties. The overnight service was rolled out nearly seven years ago to help graveyard-shift workers get home.
The /*Orange County Transit Authority*/ has already laid off bus drivers this year and raised fares from $1.25 to $1.50 for a single ride. Bus service has also been cut on several lines.
The transportation agency needs to make up for a $33 million shortfall in the budget due mostly to the cutting of state funds for bus operations and a decline in local sales tax revenue.
CNS contributed to this report.