Tell Us What You Think about Managing Open Spaces

As part of Measure M, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements, OCTA has purchased seven open space properties to preserve the land and permanently ensure that valuable animal and plant species can thrive for generations.... read more

Help Plan Tomorrow’s Transportation Today

Twenty-plus years from now, what will it be like to travel through Orange County? Your input will help shape that future as part of Designing Tomorrow 2040, OCTA’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). In the next 20 years, Orange County is expected... read more

Help Chart the Future of Transportation

To help relieve congestion, OCTA is updating its Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for the county. Called Designing Tomorrow 2040, the general goals of the 2018 LRTP are to assess the performance of the transportation system over a 20+ year... read more

$3.1 Million Awarded to Improve O.C. Water Quality

On August 14, the OCTA Board of Directors allocated more than $3.1 million to 16 cities to improve water quality in Orange County. Funding comes from Measure M, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. Measure M includes... read more

College Students Immerse Themselves in Transportation

Members of the WTS Transportation Academy kicked off their two-week immersion into different facets of the transportation industry with an information-packed day at OCTA. Sponsored by The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) of Orange County, the... read more

CEO Explains How OCTA is Reinventing OC Bus Service

In a recent OC Register opinion piece, OCTA CEO Darrell Johnson explained how OCTA is reinventing bus service in Orange County. OC Bus 360°, an initiative launched in 2015 to sustain ridership and enhance productivity by matching the service to... read more

OCTA Secures $629 Million Federal Loan for I-405 Improvement Project

A loan secured by OCTA marks a major milestone in funding the I-405 Improvement Project while saving taxpayers millions of dollars. Last week, OCTA signed the final documents with the U.S. Department of Transportation for the $627 million loan... read more

Local News Features Video of Orange County’s Open Spaces

When Orange County voters approved the extension of a sales tax for transportation improvements, a benefit was the conservation of open spaces. As part of the Measure M Freeway Environmental Mitigation Program, a comprehensive plan that preserves... read more

OCTA Recruits New Members for Teen Council

The OCTA Teen Council offers high school students an opportunity to learn about land use and transportation issues while working with OCTA staff to develop and implement strategic, collaborative projects. Members build leadership, communication, and... read more

1,300 Acres of Open Space Protected as Promised

In June, OCTA and supporters celebrated the issuance of a conservation plan that forever preserves 1,300 acres of Orange County wilderness and also fulfills a promise made to supporters of Measure M, Orange County’s sales tax for... read more

Taxpayer Oversight Committee Says Hello and Goodbye to Members

A lottery conducted at the OCTA Board of Directors meeting June 26 resulted in the appointment of two new Measure M Taxpayer Oversight Committee (TOC) members, one each from the Second and Third Supervisorial Districts. The list of candidates was... read more

Employee-funded OCTA Scholarships Presented to 26 Students

During its annual scholarship event, OCTA awarded more than $13,000 to 26 students through a fund that is raised entirely from employee donations. The OCTA Scholarship Fund provided 25 students with awards of $500 to offset their college tuition and... read more

OCTA Board Approves $1.2 Billion Balanced Budget

The OCTA Board of Directors approved a balanced budget of more than $1.2 billion for the upcoming fiscal year that encompasses all services, projects and programs administered by OCTA. Major initiatives for the budget include improving bus service... read more

Explore OC’s Protected Wilderness on Horseback

Join OCTA for a guided equestrian ride on June 10. Bring your horse, enjoy the view, and learn how OCTA is permanently protecting open spaces in Orange County. Seven properties have been acquired as part of the Measure M Freeway Environmental... read more

OC Streetcar Rolls On as OCTA Seeks Federal Grant Agreement

At its meeting on May 15, the OCTA Board of Directors voted to seek a grant agreement that would cover nearly half of the overall cost to build the OC Streetcar.   OCTA, the lead agency planning to build the OC Streetcar in Santa Ana and Garden... read more

Open Houses Raise Awareness about OC Streetcar

On May 9 and 13, OCTA conducted community open houses in Santa Ana to raise awareness about OC Streetcar. Expected to begin operations in late 2020, Orange County’s first modern streetcar will link the bustling Santa Ana Regional Transportation... read more

OCTA CEO Addresses Importance of First & Last Mile Connections

Long a concern of both transportation officials and the public, the first and last mile connection refers to the gap at either end of a public transit trip.  If it’s too far to walk and there is no other transportation available, the gap can... read more

Design Your Own Transit System

We all have opinions about what elements should go into a transit system. Should there be more late night and early morning service? What type of transit would be best – buses, express buses, or streetcar? What about offering on-demand services in... read more

Board Workshop Explores Proposed $1.3 Billion Budget

The OCTA Board of Directors got a closer look at the proposed $1.3 billion OCTA budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year during a workshop following its May 8 board meeting.  The balanced budget is in accordance with the annual goalsestablished by the OCTA... read more

Build Your Own Transit System and Shape the Future

Designing a transit system requires careful planning. Should there be more late night and early morning service? What type of transit would you like – buses, express buses, or streetcar? What about offering on-demand services in certain areas? And... read more
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