Irvine, California is a planned city in Southeastern California. It is part of the famed Orange County with a population of 212,375. An informal study done in 2013 showed that the number of residents might have increased by as much as 10,000 with the area showing healthy growth and development over the past few years. CNNMoney.com named the city the 4th best place to live in the United States in 2008 and in 2012 it was 6th best.
Irvine has quite a few transit services including bus routes that are operated by the Orange County Transportation Authority, or OCTA. Besides the county bus system, the city has its own bus shuttle called iShuttle. The city also has a Metrolink line that runs through Orange County, serving the city’s railroad needs for passengers and freight travel. Major highways in the area include Interstates 5 and 405 as well as California State Routes 73, 133, 241, and 261.