The annual long-term forecast for OC Go, also known as Measure M, indicates that the Orange County voter-approved sales tax is expected to generate $13.2 billion for transportation improvements through 2041.
The updated forecast is 13.8% higher than last year’s forecast because of Orange County’s economic recovery from the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
As a result of the improving economy, final OC Go sales tax receipts for fiscal year 2020-21 came in at $345 million, which is the highest amount ever received.
OCTA will continue to monitor the short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on sales tax revenues, as well as OC Go projects and programs, to ensure that all promises to voters are kept. OCTA will receive an update on any potential impacts during the coming months as the OC Go Next 10 Delivery Plan is updated.