To help residents, workers and visitors access a range of seamless transportation options to keep moving safely and efficiently, OCTA is studying the concept of integrated transportation hubs in various parts of the county.
These mobility hubs would allow people to conveniently access public transportation, shared rides, and areas to walk and cycle without having to get behind the wheel of a car to reach a destination.
“OCTA’s mission is to provide a variety of travel options that add up to a balanced and sustainable transportation system,” said OCTA Chairman Andrew Do, also the county’s First District Supervisor. “Future mobility hubs will help make those options more accessible and convenient for the people who live and work in our county. In the process, I hope these hubs will help us to provide critical connections, reduce the cost of transportation and curb pollution.”
Global consultant Steer Davies & Gleave, which has international experience developing transportation solutions, has been selected to develop a strategy for determining where mobility hubs should be located, what they should look like and what features they should include.
The objectives of creating mobility hubs include:
- Increasing transit ridership on OC Bus, OC Flex, OC Streetcar, Metrolink, rideshare and other public transportation options
- Providing convenient alternatives to single-occupancy vehicle trips and reducing car dependency
- Increasing the amount of shared rides
- Reducing air pollution and encouraging active transportation
- Providing equitable transportation solutions that meet the needs of all communities.
Results of the study are expected in mid-2022.