OCTA Board Sets Transportation Goals for 2017

Each year, the OCTA Board of Directors unveils strategic initiatives that help deliver transportation solutions for Orange County. For 2017, the initiatives focus on advancing capital projects, improving the transit system to better meet the... read more

OCTA Board of Directors Selects Michael Hennessey as Chair

At its first meeting of the year on Jan. 9, 2017, the Board unanimously chose Public Member Michael Hennessey as the new Chair of the OCTA Board of Directors. “I am grateful for the opportunity to lead an agency dedicated to improving the quality of... read more

The Next 10 Plan Keeps the Promise of Measure M

In November, the OCTA Board of Directors approved the Measure M Next 10 Delivery Plan (Next 10 Plan). This comprehensive plan ensures the Measure M2 Investment Plan in its entirety can be delivered as promised to the voters despite changing economic... read more

OCTA Honored at WTS-OC Gala

Hundreds gathered at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel on Dec. 8 for Imagine, the 28th Annual Awards & Scholarships Gala of the Women’s Transportation Seminar-Orange County (WTS-OC). Among the attendees were OCTA Board Chair Lori Donchak, who... read more

Share Your OC Transit Vision

How would you like to get around OC in the coming years? Share your preferences by filling out this survey and help OCTA develop the Transit Master Plan, an integrated bus, rail, and paratransit plan that will serve as a vision for Orange County’s... read more

Conservation Plan Benefits Taxpayers and the Environment

A conservation plan developed to protect natural habitat and wildlife in Orange County in exchange for accelerated freeway improvement projects was finalized by the OCTA Board of Directors on November 28. Years in the making and requiring cooperation... read more

OCTA Recognizes and Celebrates Its Veterans

During its seventh annual Veterans Day appreciation event, OCTA paid homage to employees who served in the military. OCTA Director Greg Winterbottom, CEO Darrell Johnson and Deputy CEO Ken Phipps took part in the ceremony on November 9. OCTA employs... read more

Help Us Create a Vision for OC Transit

In the coming decades, public transit is expected to have an increasing role in Orange County. Changes in demographics, environmental policy, and development will require additional transportation options for residents, employees, and visitors.... read more

OCTA Board Members Appointed for 2017

In 2017, the OCTA Board of Directors will welcome back three current members and greet four new members following elections by the City Selections Committee. Seven members were appointed: For the 1st Supervisorial District, a... read more

Set Your Clocks Back on November 5

Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2:00 a.m. At that time, the clocks will fall back one hour. Smartphones with automatic date and time settings should change on their own. For all other clocks, set them back one hour before going to bed... read more

Applications Due Nov. 14 for OCTA Public Member Board Position

OCTA is seeking applicants for one public seat on its 18-member Board of Directors for a four-year term. Voting members include five members of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, ten Orange County city members, and two public members. A... read more

Hike and Ride the Local Wilderness

Though Orange County is the third-most populous county in the state, it’s home to some of the most beautiful protected wilderness areas in the entire country. Come explore them on October 29 with a free hike and equestrian ride hosted by OCTA and... read more

Applicants Sought for OCTA Public Member Board Position

Do you know someone who wants to make a difference in Orange County public transportation? OCTA is searching for the right person to represent the public on its 18-member Board of Directors. Voting members include five members of the Orange County... read more

OCTA Wins Awards in September

OCTA received recognition from two very different organizations recently. The Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) honored OCTA with the Collaboration Award, which recognizes OCTA’s ongoing partnership with the construction industry.... read more

Nearly $3 Million Awarded for 16 Water Quality Improvement Projects

The OCTA Board of Directors recently allocated nearly $3 million to improve water quality in Orange County. The environmental cleanup program is funded through Measure M, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. The... read more

OCTA CEO Featured on OC Tax Talk Program

Darrell Johnson, the CEO of OCTA, was the featured guest on OC Tax Talk, a program sponsored by the Orange County Taxpayers Association (OCTax). Among other topics, Johnson discussed Measure M, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for... read more

State Grant Helps Keep OC Streetcar Plans Rolling

Designed to travel through some of the most populated areas in Orange County and to connect with transit, retail, and employment centers, the OC Streetcar was awarded a $28 million state-funded grant for projects that boost public transit ridership... read more

OCTA Gardener Squashes Competition and Wins Six OC Fair Awards

Orange County is renowned for its homegrown fruits and vegetables, often raised in compact garden beds tucked neatly into sunny backyards. Gardeners here are accustomed to growing lots of quality produce in small spaces. Yet even by OC standards,... read more

Learning about Transportation during a Day with OCTA

For two weeks each year, the Transportation Academy immerses undergraduate and graduate students in different facets of the transportation industry including management, finance, operations and planning, as well as engineering, construction... read more

OCTA Turns 25

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the formation of OCTA. In 1991, OCTA was created by the consolidation of seven separate transportation planning agencies, including OCTA’s predecessor agency, the Orange County Transit District, which was... read more
First Name (optional)
Email Address