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Department of Transportation SMART Grant to Improve OC Bus

OCTA recently received a funding award from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s inaugural SMART Grants Program. OCTA was one of 59 recipients throughout the nation to receive funding.

SMART stands for Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation, and the project will focus on improving travel times on OC Bus Route 43 and Bravo! Route 543 along Harbor Boulevard by deploying a cloud-based Transit Signal Priority system. 

Harbor Boulevard is one of OCTA’s busiest routes with an average daily ridership of approximately 10,000 passengers.