Measure M News

  • OCTA Seeks Applicants For Taxpayer Oversight Committee
    3/17/2014 10:35:00 AM

    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority is seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Oversight Committee. The 11-member committee monitors OCTA’s use of revenue collected through Measure M, the county’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements, ensuring that all funds are spent on voter-approved transportation projects.

    Applications for the 2014-17 term will be accepted through May 5 to fill two positions, one each in the Second and Third districts. Orange County residents who live in the Second or Third districts are eligible to apply.

  • Measure M On Track, Independent Review Finds
    2/13/2014 1:40:00 PM

    ORANGE – The Measure M Taxpayers Oversight Committee has determined that Measure M is being delivered as promised to Orange County voters for the 23rd consecutive year.

  • Annual Measure M Public Hearing Set Feb. 11 for Taxpayers Oversight Committee
    2/3/2014 3:10:00 PM

    ORANGE – The Measure M Taxpayers Oversight Committee is conducting its 23rd annual public hearing on Measure M, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements.

    Measure M, administered by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), was approved by voters in 1990 and renewed by a vote of nearly 70 percent in 2006. Each year, the committee seeks public input on how funds are being spent.

  • OCTA Funding New Transit Services In Orange County
    6/24/2013 1:00:00 PM
    ORANGE –The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) today approved $9.8 million to fund six new services that will expand the reach of transit for Orange County residents.
  • OCTA Seeks Applicants to Serve On Taxpayers Oversight Committee
    3/8/2013 10:50:00 AM

    The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the Taxpayers Oversight Committee for Measure M.

    The 11-member committee monitors OCTA’s use of Measure M funds and ensures that all revenue collected from Measure M is spent on voter-approved transportation projects.

  • Measure M2 Delivering Improvements to Water Quality
    3/1/2013 9:50:00 AM
    The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) recently approved $12.7 million for eight projects that will improve water quality throughout the county as part of the Measure M2 Environmental Cleanup Program.
  • Measure M Oversight Panel Finds OCTA On Track
    2/13/2013 1:10:00 PM
    ORANGE – The Measure M Taxpayers Oversight Committee (TOC) has determined that Measure M is being delivered as promised to Orange County voters for the 22nd consecutive year.
  • Annual Measure M Public Hearing Feb. 12 for Taxpayers Oversight Committee
    2/8/2013 1:30:00 PM

    ORANGE – The Measure M Taxpayers Oversight Committee (TOC) is conducting its 22nd annual public hearing on Measure M. Measure M is administered by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and is a half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements that was approved by voters in 1990 and renewed by a vote of nearly 70 percent in 2006.

  • EOC Recruitment
    1/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
    The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is seeking qualified applicants for the open Environmental Oversight Committee (EOC) public member seat.
  • OCTA Curbing Urban Runoff With Nearly $3 Million From Measure M Environmental Cleanup Program
    8/15/2012 1:20:00 PM
    ORANGE –  The Orange County Transportation Authority today approved $2.8 million dollars to improve water quality as part of the Measure M2 Environmental Cleanup Program.
  • M2 Sends $4.7 Million To Restore Environment
    5/24/2012 12:20:00 PM

    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority recently approved $4.7 million in funds for six restoration projects to help preserve open space lands throughout Orange County.

  • Millions For Orange County Streets and Signals Through Measure M2 Up For Approval
    4/19/2012 3:40:00 PM

    ORANGE – Orange County streets could see an influx of nearly $45 million after the Orange County Transportation Authority board considers funding dozens of improvement projects through voter-approved Measure M2.

  • Measure M On Track Oversight Panel Finds
    1/31/2012 4:00:00 PM

    ORANGE – The Measure M Taxpayers Oversight Committee (TOC) has determined that Measure M is being delivered as promised to Orange County voters for the 21st consecutive year.

  • Annual Measure M Public Hearing Set Jan. 30 for Taxpayers Oversight Committee
    1/24/2012 4:00:00 PM

    ORANGE – The Measure M Taxpayers Oversight Committee (TOC) is conducting its 21st annual public hearing on Measure M, the half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements approved by voters in 1990 and renewed in 2006. Measure M is administered by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA).

  • OCTA Receives More than $700,000 For Habitat Conservation Efforts
    9/5/2011 12:50:00 PM
    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority was recently awarded $732,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help develop a conservation plan as part of the Measure M2 environmental program.
  • OCTA Cleaning Up Orange County Water
    8/8/2011 12:50:00 PM
    ORANGE – Nearly $3 million was awarded today to provide funding for projects that will improve the quality of Orange County’s waterways and beaches.
  • Millions Headed To Streets Through Measure M2
    6/27/2011 12:55:00 PM
    ORANGE – Orange County streets will see an influx of $56 million after the Orange County Transportation Authority board voted to fund dozens of improvement projects through voter-approved Measure M2.
  • OCTA Buys First Property To Preserve As Open Space
    5/13/2011 12:55:00 PM
    ORANGE – Officials gathered today to commemorate the first property purchased as part of the Orange County Transportation Authority’s Environmental Freeway Mitigation Program – a comprehensive plan to preserve and restore open space.
    Saddle Creek South, an 84-acre piece of property in south Orange County, bridges the gap between the O’Neill Regional Park and the Cleveland National Forest.
  • Measure M Ends With Promises, Projects Delivered
    3/28/2011 12:55:00 PM
    During the past 20 years, more than $4 billion has gone to improving the way in which people move throughout Orange County
  • Annual Measure M Public Hearing Set Feb. 8 For Taxpayers Oversight Committee
    1/28/2011 12:55:00 PM

    ORANGE – The Measure M Taxpayers Oversight Committee (TOC) is conducting its 20th annual public hearing on Measure M, the half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements approved by voters in 1990 and renewed in 2006. Measure M is administered by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA).

  • OCTA Seeks Public Feedback On Proposed Measure M2 Conservation Plan
    12/14/2010 1:00:00 PM

    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is seeking public feedback through Jan. 10 on a conservation plan that will examine habitat and identify measures to protect that habitat and species in Orange County.

     

  • Orange County’s First Recovery Act Freeway Project Completed
    12/2/2010 1:00:00 PM

    ORANGE – Caltrans today announced the completion of a $65 million project that will relieve congestion and ease a chronic traffic bottleneck along State Route 91, a major transportation artery connecting Orange County with the Inland Empire.

     

  • OCTA Seeks Applicants for Special Needs Advisory Committee
    8/16/2010 1:00:00 PM
    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority is seeking qualified volunteers to serve on its Special Needs Advisory Committee.
  • OCTA Seeks Applicants For Measure M Taxpayers Oversight Committee
    4/6/2010 1:00:00 PM

    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the Measure M Taxpayers Oversight Committee.

  • Annual Measure M Public Hearing Set Feb. 9 For Taxpayers Oversight Committee
    1/29/2010 1:00:00 PM
    ORANGE – The Measure M Taxpayers Oversight Committee (TOC) is conducting its annual public hearing on Measure M, the half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements approved by voters in 1990 and renewed in 2006. Measure M is administered by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA).
  • Stimulus Dollars On The Way For SR-91 
    5/29/2009 1:05:00 PM
    ORANGE – The check is in the mail for the Riverside Freeway (SR-91) improvement project from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
  • Renewed Measure M Web Site Keeps Public Informed And Involved 
    4/27/2009 1:05:00 PM
    ORANGE – A new Web site launched by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) provides the public with the latest information on projects funded by Renewed Measure M, the half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements.
  • OCTA Seeks Applicants For Measure M Taxpayers Oversight Committee(1)
    4/2/2009 1:05:00 PM
    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the Measure M Taxpayers Oversight Committee (TOC).
  • State Panel Awards OCTA Projects $218 Million
    4/10/2008 1:05:00 PM
    ORANGE – Bus and Metrolink ridership continued to soar in October as more residents discover taking public transportation is an ideal way to save money during difficult economic times.
  • State Panel Recommends $218 million For OCTA
    3/11/2008 1:05:00 PM
    ORANGE – Orange County is in line to receive $218 million from the state to help offset the impacts of goods moving from the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles through the region.
  • OCTA Searching For Citizens To Serve
    3/7/2008 1:10:00 PM
    ORANGE – Pondering the state of public transportation? Thinking about freeway fixes? Metrolink on the mind? The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) might be able to use your assistance.
  • Annual Measure M Public Hearing Set Feb. 12 For Taxpayers Oversight Committee
    2/6/2008 1:10:00 PM
    ORANGE – The Measure M Taxpayers Oversight Committee (TOC) is conducting its annual public hearing on Measure M, the half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements approved by voters in 1990 and renewed in 2006. Measure M is administered by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA).