Help OCTA Clean Transportation-Related Pollution

Following approval of $2.8 million to help improve water quality throughout Orange County, OCTA is seeking projects from local agencies. The Environmental Cleanup Program is part of OC Go (formerly Measure M), Orange County’s half-cent sales tax... read more

Find Out How Your Tax Dollars Are Helping Improve Transportation in OC

Ever wonder how OC Go (formerly 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... read more

Chamberlain Appointed to New Position at Caltrans

Ryan Chamberlain has been appointed Chief Deputy Director at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and is leaving his position as the Orange County District Director, which also serves as a non-voting member on the OCTA Board.... read more

OCTA Reveals New Names for Wilderness Preserves

OCTA’s protected wilderness properties now have names that highlight their regional and environmental significance. Revealed during an OCTA-led hike on Feb. 24, the new names are: Wren’s View Preserve in Trabuco Canyon, previously O’Neill Oaks.... read more

Now Online: The 2017 OC Go (formerly Measure M) Annual Report

Through OC Go, half of each local sales tax penny is spent on transportation projects that improve life in Orange County every day. OC Go leverages funding to accelerate projects and save time and money. During a 30-year term ending in 2041, OC Go is... read more

OCTA Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Citizens Advisory Committee

Are you interested in the transportation needs of Orange County? If so, we need your help. The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) has openings and we’re recruiting new members. Applications for this OCTA Board-appointed committee are due May 1, 2018.... read more

Volunteer to Oversee OC Go (formerly Measure M) and Be Part of a Legacy

OCTA will once again be seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the OC Go Taxpayer Oversight Committee (TOC). Applications for the 2018-2021 term will be accepted March 1 through May 1, 2018 to fill four positions; one each in the First, Second,... read more

OCTA and Countywide Task Force Fight Human Trafficking Together

Since 2015, OCTA’s Be the One campaign has helped increase awareness about human trafficking in Orange County and continues to do so today. Because human traffickers and their victims often take public transportation, OCTA trained hundreds of coach... read more

Help Rename OCTA’s Seven Open Space Preserves

OCTA would like your help in renaming our open space preserves to highlight the regional and environmental significance of each one. OCTA has successfully purchased seven properties that are permanently preserved as natural open space and total more... read more

Chairwoman Bartlett Announces the OCTA Board’s Strategic Initiatives

Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett recently announced the OCTA Board of Directors’ strategic initiatives for 2018, concentrating on delivering capital projects, developing sustainable transportation plans and ensuring fiscal responsibility. “We are looking... read more

How OCTA Helps Fight Human Trafficking in Orange County

Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country and, unfortunately, it’s here in Orange County as well. “A lot of people think it’s only happening in Anaheim and Santa Ana. But there are up to 200 victims in Mission Viejo and... read more

Accomplishments by the Numbers: 2017 Highlights

In 2017, OCTA kept Orange County’s residents, workers and visitors moving forward with progressive transportation services and ideas for today and tomorrow. Moving forward on the I-405, the nation’s most congested freeway and the biggest project in... read more

OCTA Board of Directors Selects Chair and Vice Chair

Director Lisa Bartlett was unanimously selected as the new chair of the OCTA Board of Directors at its first meeting of the new year on Jan. 8. Bartlett served as the vice chair last year. She replaces Michael Hennessey, the outgoing Chairman who... read more

OCTA Shines at WTS Gala with Diversity Award, Transportation Video

Nearly 350 supporters gathered at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel on Dec. 7 for the 29th Annual Awards & Scholarships Gala of the Women’s Transportation Seminar-Orange County (WTS-OC). Chairman Michael Hennessey and Director Al Murray accepted the... read more

OCTA to Keep M2 Promises Despite Lower Sales Tax Projections

Now in its 26th year of successfully delivering Measure M projects and programs (through Measure M1 and Measure M2), OCTA continually monitors the M2 Investment Plan to assure that promises made to Orange County taxpayers become promises kept.... read more

Help Shape the Future of OC Transportation

Public transit is expected to play an increasingly important role in Orange County as population and employment grows and space shrinks for freeway and street expansion. A few months ago, OCTA asked for feedback on transit features that would... read more

OCTA’s Third Quarter Report Shows Strong Progress

Each year, OCTA CEO Darrell Johnson creates initiatives for improving Orange County transportation. The CEO Initiative and Action Plan was approved at the start of the year in alignment with the 2017 Board Strategic Initiatives. The action plan... read more

Five Members Reappointed to OCTA Board of Directors

The OCTA Board of Directors is comprised of 18 individuals who represent Orange County, including ten city councilmembers, five Orange county supervisors, two public members and the Caltrans District Director, who serves as the 18th member in an... read more

Hike OC’s Wild Side

Leave the city behind for a little while and enjoy autumn in the Orange County wilderness with a one-hour hike on Saturday, November 11. Hosted by OCTA, this interpretive excursion will take place on the 400-acre Ferber Ranch Wilderness Preserve,... read more

Networking, Learning and Promoting Orange County at Industry Conference

Last week, CEO Darrell Johnson attended the leading conference for public transportation professionals in Atlanta. The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Conference and Expo attracted nearly 17,000 attendees and provided an essential... read more
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