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Community Shuttle Program Rolls Forward with Additional Funding

Following a new call for projects, cities interested in operating a community shuttle or other transit service have an additional opportunity to make their transportation vision become reality.

The shuttles are funded by OC Go (also known as Measure M), Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. Through a competitive grant program, cities develop and implement transit services that complement regional bus and rail services in areas with limited regional transit.

Previous projects include Dana Point Trolley, Surf City Shuttle in Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach Summer Breeze, Laguna Beach Weekend Trolley, Balboa Peninsula Trolley in Newport, San Clemente Trolley, and San Juan Capistrano Trolley. In addition, OCTA recently approved funding for a trolley service in Laguna Niguel. Many of these shuttles connect to each other, to transit, and to Metrolink stations, making it easier to travel to great destinations without a car.

To date, OCTA has awarded approximately $42 million for these community shuttle services. Up to $9 million is available through this call for projects. Applications are due by December 12.

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