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

OCTA Wins Awards for Environmental Stewardship, Diversity & Marketing

Each year, Caltrans highlights the best of its work and the work of its partners through the Caltrans Excellence in Transportation Awards Program. The winning projects provide positive and measurable improvements in transportation, resulting in a... read more

OC Congestion Management Program Report Released for Public Review

The draft 2017 Orange County Congestion Management Program Report is available to the public for review. OCTA is responsible for developing, monitoring and reporting on the Orange County Congestion Management Program every two years. Updates for... read more

Bring Your Horse and Ride the Wild

Saddle up your horse on October 28 and explore the wilds of Orange County with an equestrian ride through beautiful Trabuco Canyon. On designated dates, OCTA offers access on foot and horseback to some of Orange County’s permanently protected open... read more

OCTA to Compete for SB 1 Funding

At its meeting on October 9, the OCTA Board of Directors received a report listing competitive projects eligible for State Bill (SB) 1 funding. SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, will provide an estimated $52.5 billion for... read more

Proposed Scenarios Move Long-Range Transportation Plan Forward

Three scenarios offer different ways of looking at the future of transportation as part of the 2018 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), a 20-year blueprint for transportation improvements in Orange County. By 2040, the need for transportation is... read more

Providing Support during the Canyon Fire 2

During the Canyon Fire 2 that affected large portions of Orange County last week, OCTA participated in emergency operations and was prepared to offer transport for evacuees and incident responders. The first night of the blaze, OCTA staff continually... read more

Teen Council Expands to 23 Members from 21 High Schools

In September, the OCTA Teen Council launched its fourth year of engaging local high school students in transportation-related discussions and projects with OCTA staff and their peers. Council membership has more than tripled from 7 to 23 since the... read more

Go Wild and Hike OCTA’s Wilderness Preserve

There are places left in Orange County with beautiful vistas of unspoiled wilderness, and you can see them up close with our free guided tours of OCTA’s protected properties. Several times a year, we offer day hikes and equestrian excursions through... read more

Measure M Gets a New Name and New Look

Measure M, Orange County’s sales tax for transportation improvements, affects Orange County life every day. Funds from Measure M reduce freeway congestion, improve safety and efficiency on local roads, add new bus service and regional multimodal... read more

Market Conditions Report Will Help Shape Measure M Plan

To ensure that OCTA can continue delivering the improvement projects promised in the Measure M  transportation sales tax program, OCTA commissioned a Market Conditions Forecast and Risk Analysis. The information will help shape the Measure M Next 10... read more

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
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