OC Go, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements, is now expected to bring in $13.4 billion through 2041, up $300 million over last year’s projection. Administered by OCTA, these local dollars approved by voters help fund a balanced transportation system, with 43 percent going to freeways, 32 percent for city streets and 25 percent going to transit.
In response to this positive sales tax revenue forecast, last week OCTA updated the plan that guides the implementation of OC Go. The Next 10 Delivery Plan helps ensure the success of OC Go by bringing improvements sooner to the public, resulting in overall savings, and making projects ready so they can capture external funding more efficiently.
The revised 2019 OC Go Next 10 Delivery Plan includes $6.3 billion to improve transit service, streets and freeways through 2026 and calls for:
Delivering up to $4.3 billion in freeway projects, including completing 26 of 30 freeway project segments promised in Measure M
Allocating nearly $1 billion for street improvements, including synchronizing traffic signals and providing flexible funding to cities to improve their roads
Investing approximately $1 billion to enhance access to transit services, including delivery of the OC Streetcar and expanding Metrolink service
Ensuring the ongoing preservation of open space preserves and providing $40 million in water quality grants aimed at preventing the flow of trash and debris into waterways
For more information on how OC Go funds are helping to improve transportation, visit here.