The county’s first modern electric streetcar, OC Streetcar is anticipated to begin operating in mid-2022 about 4 miles between the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center and Garden Grove. The planned route serves Santa Ana’s thriving downtown and dense employment areas, including county and local government offices and courthouses in the Civic Center area.
Work has been ongoing throughout the alignment, including at the bridges over Westminster Avenue and the Santa Ana River and at the maintenance and storage facility. Utility relocations between Raitt and Bristol streets are complete, and relocation of sewer, water and storm drains is progressing. Third-party relocation of electric, communications and gas utilities are almost complete.
OCTA is also working closely with the community to keep businesses and the public aware of ongoing construction, with a targeted focus on the downtown Santa Ana area. The outreach team provides regular construction updates through email, multilingual doorhangers at nearby residences and businesses, as well as information on the project website, mobile app and social media channels.
OCTA has also worked with the city of Santa Ana to install signage throughout downtown directing visitors to free parking options and has been working to offer free marketing assistance to local businesses in the area. Learn more about OC Streetcar here.