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

Measure M Continues to Deliver on Promises

According to a review by the Measure M Taxpayers Oversight Committee, this is the 26th year in a row that OCTA has kept the promises made in Measure M and delivered significant transportation improvements to the residents of Orange County. On April... read more

OC Streetcar Continues Rolling with Federal Funding

On May 1, 2017, $50 million for the OC Streetcar was included in a Congressional funding package expected to be signed by the President. This indicates strong federal support for the streetcar project, which will run through the heart of Orange... read more

Governor Brown Signs Legislation that Boosts Transportation Funding

On April 28, 2017, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a package of legislation to improve transportation in communities throughout California. The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, also known as SB 1, will invest $52.4 billion over the... read more

OCTA Honored with Five CAPIO Awards

CAPIO Awards are presented annually by the California Association of Public Information Officials to honor outstanding public agency information and communications programs. The 2017 awards were held in conjunction with the CAPIO Annual Conference in... read more

A Fun Way to Share Your OC Transit Vision

OCTA needs your help in shaping the future of transit. Do you want trains, buses, shuttles, or something different? With the fun and interactive Build Your Own System survey, you can design your own transit system by selecting from various features... read more

Measure M Helps Transform Dirt Lot into Wildlife Corridor

With support from OCTA, a nearly 4-acre abandoned lot in Laguna Canyon is now an improved wildlife corridor linking Aliso and Wood Canyons and Laguna Coast Wilderness Parks. Part of the Laguna Canyon Foundation’s Big Bend Restoration Project, the... read more

Volunteer by May 1 to Help Monitor Measure M

OCTA is once again seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the Measure M Taxpayer Oversight Committee (TOC). Applications for the 2017-2020 term will be accepted through May 1, 2017, to fill two positions; one each the 2nd and 3rd Supervisorial... read more

OCTA CEO and CAC Chair Comment on Mobility in OC

Recently, OCTA focus groups revealed a desire for more public transit. In this PBS SoCal video, OCTA CEO Darrell Johnson and Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) Chair Roy Shahbazian discuss the shift in thinking about mobility in Orange County.  To... read more

Volunteer by April 10 for Two OCTA Public Committees

OCTA would like your help filling positions on two public committees. Applications are due April 10. Members are appointed by the OCTA Board of Directors. Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) members provide input on a broad spectrum of transportation... read more

2nd and 3rd District Volunteers Needed to Help Monitor Measure M

OCTA is once again seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the Measure M Taxpayer Oversight Committee (TOC). Applications for the 2017-2020 term will be accepted through May 1, 2017, to fill two positions; one each in the 2nd and 3rd Supervisorial... read more

Join OCTA for the Annual Measure M Public Hearing on April 11

To learn how Measure M sales tax money for transportation improvements gets put to work in Orange County, please join us as the Taxpayer Oversight Committee (TOC) presents the Measure M Annual Public Hearing on April 11. One half-cent at a time,... read more

Join OCTA for Measure M Public Hearing

Ever wonder how Measure M sales tax money for transportation improvements gets put to work in Orange County? One half-cent at a time, it goes to fund hundreds of local projects that improve travel for residents every day, like enhancements to almost... read more

Help Monitor the Use of Measure M Funds

OCTA is once again seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the Measure M Taxpayer Oversight Committee (TOC). Applications for the 2017-2020 term will be accepted through May 1, 2017, to fill two positions; one each in the 2nd and 3rd Supervisorial... read more

Volunteers Needed for Two Public Committees

OCTA would like your help filling positions on two public committees. Applications are due April 10. Members are appointed by the OCTA Board of Directors. Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) members provide input on a broad spectrum of transportation... read more

Enjoy a Family-Friendly Wilderness Hike

Explore the great outdoors and see the beautiful wildflowers on display during a family friendly hike on Saturday, April 8. Discover the beauty of Ferber Ranch where children can create nature-related crafts, learn about the surrounding protected... read more
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