The OCTA board received a presentation on the June 2016 bus service change program, the first of two major service changes to be implemented as part of the OC Bus 360° Program.
Routine adjustments will be made to 26 routes, and 13 routes will be affected by OC Bus 360°, a plan aimed at increasing bus ridership.
Four routes will have significantly improved schedule frequencies, while four routes will be discontinued wholly or in part. Two new OCTA bus routes will be implemented.
The changes include:
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The OCTA board approved three cooperative agreements for the I-405 Improvement Project.
The $1.9 billion project will improve commute times on the San Diego Freeway (I-405) from the SR-73 to the I-605, an area traveled by more than 370,000 vehicles a day, making it the busiest stretch of highway in the nation.
The project, set to begin construction in 2017, includes adding one regular general-purpose lane in each direction – as promised in Measure M – and building express toll lanes.
The cooperative agreements are with:
The OCTA board received an update on a fare policy study conducted by a consultant as part of a larger plan to reverse a near-decade trend of declining bus ridership.
The study examined ways to increase ridership and included a number of recommendations. OCTA staff is reviewing the study’s findings and analyzing the recommendations to determine what impacts implementing them would have on revenue needed to operate the bus system.
The recommendations being analyzed include:
The results of the study will be presented to various OCTA committees to elicit feedback before OCTA staff develops formal recommendations for consideration by the board.
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