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 contribute to a more efficient system.
Building on the information collected, a new survey seeks to identify the public’s choice of the top five transit corridors that could move large amounts of people via high-capacity transit such as bus rapid transit or streetcars.
Corridors choices include:
- North Harbor Boulevard – Santa Ana Boulevard (California State University Fullerton to the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center)
- Westminster Avenue-Bristol Street (Goldenwest Transportation Center to the University of California Irvine)
- Harbor Boulevard South (17th Street/Westminster Avenue to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach)
- State College Boulevard (Bristol Street to State College Boulevard between the Brea Mall and Downtown Santa Ana)
- Beach Boulevard (Fullerton Park-and-Ride to Downtown Huntington Beach)
- Main Street (Anaheim Regional Transit Intermodal Center to South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa)
- La Palma Avenue- Lincoln Avenue (Anaheim Canyon to Hawaiian Gardens)
- Chapman Avenue (Beach Boulevard to Hewes Street in Orange)
- McFadden Avenue- Bolsa Street (Larwin Square in Tustin to Goldenwest Transportation Center in Huntington Beach)
- Interstate 5 (I-5) – (Fullerton Park-and-Ride to Mission Viejo/Laguna Niguel Metrolink Station)
- State Route 55 (SR-55) – (Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach).
The survey will help shape the Transit Master Plan, a long-term plan for transit in Orange County that looks at current and future transportation needs, as well how to make it easier to travel by bus and rail. Please take the survey here through Dec. 29. For more information about the Transit Master Plan, visit here.