OCTA recently participated in the 2022 Mobility 21 Southern California Transportation Summit, California’s largest one-day transportation conference and expo. The event was conducted in person for the first time since 2019 and attracted more than 1,000 attendees to the Disneyland Hotel.
Throughout the day, OCTA was well represented by participants Chairman Mark A. Murphy, CEO Darrell Johnson, Deputy CEO Jennifer L. Bergener and COO Johnny Dunning Jr. and attendees including Directors Lisa A. Bartlett, Brian Goodell and Tam Nguyen.
Chairman Murphy and CEO Johnson provided opening remarks to welcome attendees to Orange County. Chairman Murphy also participated in a Chairs’ Roundtable to discuss the daunting challenges that Southern California continues to undergo on multiple fronts, including the economy, environment, safety and more.
In a panel discussion, CEO Johnson highlighted how OCTA is leading the way on developing policies to fund transportation for the future and when these changes will be implemented. He also shared OCTA’s priorities and vision for a prosperous 2023 and beyond during a roundtable with other Southern California regional transportation CEOs.
As part of a panel, Deputy CEO Bergener discussed the long road to zero emissions and getting Southern California to a carbon neutral future by 2045.
COO Dunning’s panel discussed how OCTA and other agencies have addressed the unprecedented drops in transit ridership in 2020 and 2021 and what methods are being used to build back ridership.