In 2003, OCTA bought a private facility and transformed it into the public asset that thousands rely on every day – the reliable, predictable 91 Express Lanes.
To commemorate that anniversary, OCTA created a video highlighting the many positive changes that have occurred during the past 15 years.
The purchase opened the door to transportation improvements along the 91 corridor. Since 2003, OCTA has invested $28.9 million in toll funds to improve area transportation, including adding another lane to SR-91 and partially funding the Placentia Metrolink station.
In 2016, $24.4 million set aside from tolls was used to repave the entire express lanes with no additional funds from taxpayers.
Thanks to a joint operational agreement between OCTA and the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), customers can enjoy 18 miles of seamless travel in Orange and Riverside counties following the opening in 2017 of an 8-mile extension to the original 10-mile 91 Express Lanes.
Enjoy the video here.