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CEO Shares Information about OCTA Projects and Programs

In early October, OCTA CEO Darrell Johnson provided updates about the organization’s activities at several events.

As a guest lecturer for a graduate class at the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Irvine, Johnson highlighted some of OCTA’s major projects and programs including the 405 Improvement Project, OC Streetcar and zero-emission bus efforts. He also discussed the ongoing challenges that OCTA is addressing in response to the pandemic. The Institute is a University of California-organized research unit with branches at Irvine, Davis, Berkeley and UCLA established to foster research, education and training in the field of transportation.

Together with OCTA Directors Doug Chaffee, Tim Shaw and Harry Sidhu, Johnson participated in the virtual Fourth District Mayors Forum hosted by OCTA. The purpose of the forum was to provide the mayors, council members and city staff with an update on OCTA’s projects and programs throughout Orange County and specifically in the Fourth District.

Johnson provided an update on legislative issues that OCTA is addressing at the state and federal levels, provided an overview of Measure M and the Next 10 Delivery Plan and shared information about the OCTA planning studies underway to better understand Orange County’s post pandemic ridership demands and identify opportunities to restructure fixed-route bus service.