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OCTA Awards Contract to Operate and Maintain OC Streetcar

As work continues on OC Streetcar, the project reached another important milestone in May when OCTA approved a $45 million contract with Herzog Transit Services for operations and maintenance.

“The OC Streetcar will provide Orange County residents with an important additional transit option, and this is another exciting milestone toward bringing the project to the people of Orange County,” said OCTA Chairman Steve Jones, also the Mayor of Garden Grove.

The OC Streetcar will run on a 4.1-mile route through Santa Ana and Garden Grove. It is scheduled to begin testing and operations in 2022.

Herzog Transit Services, based in Missouri, is a major industry provider for rail services across North America, including operating streetcar systems in Kansas City, Mo. and Oklahoma City, Okla.

​​The OC Streetcar route will serve Santa Ana’s thriving downtown and dense employment areas that include county and local government offices and courthouses in the Civic Center. The streetcar will carry passengers between the busy Santa Ana transit center and a transit stop at Harbor Boulevard and Westminster Avenue in Garden Grove, running along Santa Ana Boulevard, Fourth Street and the Pacific Electric right-of-way and connecting with OCTA’s busiest bus routes.

​​The OC Streetcar mobile app makes it easier to get all the project information in a few swipes, including work locations, a business resource guide and project photos. The free OC Streetcar app can be downloaded via the Apple Store and for Android devices at Google Play.

​For more information on the project, visit here.

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