OCTA awarded a total of $9.2 million to nine cities across the county to operate or plan community transit services.
The funding comes from Project V, a competitive program under Measure M, also known as OC Go, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. The goal of the program is for cities to develop and implement transit services that complement regional bus and rail services and better suit local needs in areas not adequately served by regional transit.
Approximately $9 million will be used to launch or extend transit services in Anaheim, Dana Point, Huntington Beach, La Habra, Laguna Beach and San Clemente. An additional $178,000 will be allocated to Irvine, Newport Beach and Orange to help fund transit planning studies. OCTA will work with the cities on project implementation and issues related to the state’s stay-at-home order.