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Update on South County Transportation Study

The South Orange County Multimodal Transportation Study addresses south Orange County’s transportation needs as the area continues to grow and travel patterns evolve.  It looks at a wide range of transportation needs and solutions over the next 25 years, including improvements to streets, transit, highways and bikeways.  

As part of its comprehensive efforts to engage the public, OCTA conducted an online survey earlier this year asking respondents to prioritize potential future improvements to transportation in south Orange County. More than 1,700 people responded to the survey. Respondents favored improvements to transit, walking and biking, and maintaining streets and freeways. To learn more about the study and survey results, visit here.

After evaluating potential improvements and receiving input from stakeholders, a set of recommended strategies will be considered later this year.  

In early 2022, OCTA will continue to engage with the public and other stakeholders to guide the development of potential transportation improvements.  

Improvements being considered include:  

  • Expanding the OC Flex microtransit program and community shuttles 
  • Investing in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure 
  • Making existing streets and freeways flow better 

Final study recommendations will be presented to the OCTA Board for approval in spring 2022.