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Keeping Streets in Good Repair with Local Tax Dollars

OCTA recently distributed $25.3 million dollars from OC Go for street maintenance projects such as repairing potholes, repaving streets, and synchronizing signals. OC Go, also known as Measure M, is Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements.

These Local Fair Share funds are distributed every other month to cities and the county to preserve existing streets and to provide other transportation improvements based on the priorities and infrastructure needs of local agencies. 

The amount each jurisdiction receives is formula-based depending on population, amount of sales tax generated, and number of street miles. 

To date, OC Go’s Local Fair Share program has delivered more than $711 million for street improvements since its inception in 2011. 

Learn more about OC Go investments in local streets and roads here.