Transportation professionals learned about the plans and projects of the county’s leading transportation agency recently when OCTA Deputy CEO Jennifer Bergener spoke at a monthly meeting sponsored by Women’s Transportation Seminar-Orange County (WTS-OC).
At the sold-out event that attracted approximately 100 attendees, Bergener presented highlights from OCTA’s proposed FY 2023-24 $1.7 billion budget (currently in development), including the anticipated opening of the 405 Express Lanes late this year, ongoing investment in sustainable bus infrastructure and advanced coastal resiliency planning.
The presentation included updates on key projects, including the I-405 Improvement Project, I-5 South County Improvements Project and OC Streetcar, as well as Measure M, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. Also known as OC Go, Measure M is a vital funding component in advancing the projects that improve and maintain Orange County’s transportation network and is expected to generate $15 billion through 2041. OCTA is on track to deliver on all of its projects promised to voters through Measure M.