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Help Plan the Future of Orange County Transportation

Public input is needed to help plan an efficient, balanced and sustainable transportation network through the next 20 years and beyond.

Those who live or work in Orange County will have several chances to have a say in “Directions 2045,” OCTA’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The plan is a framework of strategies for improving transportation and mobility in Orange County through 2045 and beyond.

The draft study considers topics such as: 

  • Growing travel demand
  • Evolving travel trends
  • Risks related to climate change
  • Transportation funding outlook
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion in the transportation system
  • Efforts to engage the public and how to stay connected and involved

Ways to participate include: 

  • A Zoom webinar at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The online session will discuss the plan and seek comments. To register and participate, visit here.
  • An online survey is available here in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Responses will be accepted through Feb. 6.

Planning for growth and changes in travel patterns is essential because Orange County’s population is expected to grow nearly 10% by 2045.

OCTA updates the plan every four years and refines the vision for Orange County’s transportation future, taking into account a range of transportation modes, including streets, freeways, public transit such as buses and streetcars, and active transportation like cycling and walking. The finished plan will help advance the regional vision for enhanced transportation options.

For more information, visit here.