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Public Committees Are Now Meeting in Person

Following a couple of years of virtual meetings, OCTA’s three public committees can once again meet in person.

Recently, members of the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), Accessible Transit Advisory Committee (ATAC) and Taxpayer Oversight Committee (TOC) participated in their respective meetings around conference tables at OCTA’s headquarters in Orange. For some, it was their first time meeting their fellow advocates in person.

These standing citizens committees are legislatively mandated and meet regularly. The CAC helps examine traffic solutions, providing input to OCTA’s transportation studies and communicating with their constituencies. ATAC advises OCTA about issues that relate to OCTA fixed-route transit and paratransit services for customers with special transportation needs.

An independent committee, the TOC monitors the use of OC Go (formerly Measure M) funds and ensures that all revenue collected from OC Go is spent on voter-approved transportation projects.

At each meeting, OCTA personnel were on hand to provide updates, lead discussions and report on progress.

OCTA also encourages community participation in programs, studies and projects throughout the year through public meetings, open houses and workshops, online surveys, newspaper ads and focus groups.

Learn more about OCTA’s public committees here.