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OCTA Stays in Touch with Virtual Meetings

To ensure continued public engagement and maintain social distancing, OCTA has quickly pivoted from in-person to virtual meetings. This approach safeguards the health of all participants while allowing OCTA to conduct business and stay in touch with stakeholders, residents, employees, industry professionals and others.

Numerous public meetings, including three by the Board of Directors, have been successfully teleconferenced to allow for social distancing. Members of the public can listen to live and archived audio streaming of the Board and Committee meetings by clicking here. Public comments may be submitted for the upcoming Board and Committee meetings by emailing boardofdirectors@octa.net

CEO Darrell E. Johnson keeps in touch with OCTA administrative employees with the CEO Connection, an hour-long teleconference filled with news and answers to questions posed by listeners. More than 300 OCTA employees dropped by virtually for the last live broadcast.

Technology also allows the CEO to continue his active participation with a variety of external groups. As a guest speaker at the Orange County Business Council’s (OCBC) monthly Infrastructure Committee meeting, Johnson provided an overview of the numerous response efforts implemented by OCTA over the last several weeks and a financial update, which included information about OCTA’s investment portfolio, OC Go (also known as Measure M) revenue projections, OCTA’s bus service outlook and the express lanes program. Other virtual meetings included those with the Regional Chief Executive Officers, County Transportation Commission CEOs/ Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), and Metrolink member agency CEOs.

In addition, OCTA is keeping the community informed about progress on the I-405 Improvement Project by using virtual meetings instead of in-person neighborhood get-togethers. In total, more than 90 residents have attended to learn about construction near Leisure World in Seal Beach and on the Magnolia bridge in Fountain Valley.

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