CEO Darrell Johnson recently shared information about OCTA with graduate students at UCI’s Institute of Transportation Studies, an organized research unit established to foster research, education, and training in the field of transportation.
Johnson provided an overview of OCTA, reviewed aspects of transportation planning, studies and funding and highlighted major projects including the I-405 Improvement Project, OC Streetcar and transit programs including the Youth Ride Free and Community College passes. He highlighted sustainability initiatives include achieving zero emissions by 2040 and studying options to protect seven miles of coastal rail infrastructure in south Orange County.
Johnson appeared as a guest lecturer at the class taught by Sara Catz, an associate lecturer in the UCI Urban Planning & Policy Department and former OCTA Board Chairman. Katz served on the OCTA Board from 1992 to 2002.