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  • Public Asked to Weigh In on I-5/El Toro Road Improvements

    4/15/2019

    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority and Caltrans are holding an open house this week to get public input on proposed alternatives for improving the El Toro Road interchange at the I-5 freeway near the border of Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods and Lake Forest.

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  • I-5 Freeway Construction in Central O.C. Gets Going

    4/5/2019

    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority and Caltrans have started construction on the I-5 Central County Improvements Project, which will add a second carpool lane in each direction on I-5 between SR-55 and SR-57.

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  • Hike and Explore Protected Wilderness with OCTA

    4/3/2019

    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority is hosting a free wilderness hike on Saturday, April 6 for families and children of all ages to explore the Trabuco Rose Preserve.

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  • UPDATE: Closure Postponed on I-405 in Westminster

    4/2/2019

    ORANGE – The planned overnight closure of I-405 between Beach Boulevard and Goldenwest Street in Westminster is postponed.

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  • I-405 Set to Close Overnight Saturday in Westminster

    4/2/2019

    ORANGE – I-405 between Beach Boulevard and Goldenwest Street in Westminster is scheduled to close overnight on Saturday, April 6, as part of the I-405 Improvement Project, as work begins to demolish the Bolsa Avenue bridge.

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  • Tuesday Just Got Tastier with OCTA and Wahoo’s

    4/1/2019

    ORANGE – Add another ‘T’ to Taco Tuesday in Orange County – the third ‘T’ is for Transit.

    Starting Tuesday, April 2, the Orange County Transportation Authority and Wahoo’s Fish Taco is helping make Tuesdays more delicious, while making it easier to get around town, by introducing Taco Transit Tuesday.

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  • Save Time, Money by Taking Angels Express This Season

    3/28/2019

    ORANGE – Celebrate the start of the 2019 baseball season by taking Metrolink to weeknight games of the Angels opening series, beginning Thursday, April 4 against the Texas Rangers, and avoid traffic and parking hassles along the way.

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  • OCTA Commemorates 25 Years of Metrolink Service

    3/20/2019

    ORANGE – This month, Orange County is celebrating 25 years of Metrolink commuter rail, which began serving passengers in 1994 and so far has recorded more than 47 million boardings.

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  • OCTA Delivering on Promises to Taxpayers

    3/12/2019

    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority is delivering transportation improvements in accordance with its promises to voters who overwhelming renewed a half-cent sales tax for improvements in 2006.

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  • I-405 Set to Close Overnight Saturday in Costa Mesa

    3/7/2019

    ORANGE – I-405 at Fairview Road in Costa Mesa is scheduled to fully close overnight on Saturday, March 9 and Saturday, March 16, as part of the I-405 Improvement Project.

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  • OCTA Seeks Members for Public Committees

    3/4/2019

    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority is seeking qualified volunteers to serve on two vital public committees that review OCTA programs and monitor funding to help ensure OCTA continues delivering on its promise to keep Orange County moving.

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  • New Parking Structure Opens at Orange Train Station

    2/19/2019

    ORANGE – Officials from the Orange County Transportation Authority, the city of Orange and the community came together today to mark the completion of a new multi-level parking structure at the Orange Transportation Center.

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  • NEWS ADVISORY - Orange Train Station Parking Structure to Open

    2/19/2019

    The Orange County Transportation Authority and the city of Orange will open the new Orange Old Towne West Metrolink Parking Structure.

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  • OCTA Bonds Rated AA+, Sale Set Next Week

    2/8/2019

    ORANGE – Measure M2 Sales Tax Revenue bonds set to be issued for sale on Feb. 13 have received AA+ ratings from Fitch Ratings and Standard and Poor’s, reflecting the strong financial stewardship of the Orange County Transportation Authority.

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  • OCTA Launches New Quicker Bus Route on Beach Boulevard

    2/7/2019

    ORANGE – Orange County Transportation Authority officials joined with the community and college students today to commemorate the launch of Bravo! Route 529, a limited-stop bus route on Beach Boulevard.

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  • OCTA and Metrolink Team Up to Offer 100 Free Rides to L.A.’s Lunar New Year Parade

    2/6/2019

    ORANGE – Orange County residents are invited to commemorate the Lunar New Year with a free celebration at Irvine’s Metrolink Station, followed by a Metrolink ride to Chinatown in Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 9 for the Golden Dragon Parade.

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  • OCTA Launching Speedier Bus Service on Beach Boulevard

    2/4/2019

    The Orange County Transportation Authority will highlight a new limited- stop bus service that will launch Monday, Feb. 11. The new Bravo! Route 529 will give commuters the option to skip extra stops on the popular route along Beach Boulevard, between Fullerton and Huntington Beach.

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  • OCTA Board Sets Transportation Vision for 2019

    1/28/2019

    ORANGE – Orange County Transportation Authority Chairman Tim Shaw today announced the OCTA board’s strategic initiatives for 2019, focused on improving the regional transportation network by delivering capital projects, offering modern transit solutions and emphasizing fiscal responsibility.

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  • La Habra Councilman Tim Shaw Selected as New OCTA Chairman

    1/14/2019

    ORANGE – La Habra City Councilman Tim Shaw was unanimously selected today as the new chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors.

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  • OC Bus Offers Free Rides on New Year’s Eve 2018

    12/31/2018

    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority is providing safe rides for those ringing in 2019 with free fares on OC Buses from 6 p.m. tonight (New Year’s Eve) until 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

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  • I-405 Set to Close Overnight Saturday near Magnolia Street

    12/26/2018

    ORANGE – I-405 between Warner Avenue and Beach Boulevard is scheduled to fully close from approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, to 8 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30, as part of the I-405 Improvement Project.

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  • OC Bus Offers Free Rides on New Year’s Eve

    12/20/2018

    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority is providing safe rides for those ringing in 2019 with free fares on OC Buses from 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Monday, Dec. 31 until 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

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  • Public Invited to Help Stuff-a-Bus on Friday at Honda Center

    12/12/2018

    ORANGE – Santa is looking for some generous elves to help fill OCTA buses with toys for local children in need on Friday, Dec. 14 from 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Honda Center in Anaheim.

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  • OCTA Welcomes Three New Board Members, Bids Farewell to Five Longtime Members

    12/10/2018

    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors today welcomed three new members to begin serving on the 18-member body that oversees transportation planning, funding and implementation in the county of 3.1 million residents.

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  • OC Streetcar Construction Gets Rolling

    11/30/2018

    ORANGE – Next stop: The OC Streetcar.

    The Orange County Transportation Authority today brought together local, state and federal officials to accept a $149 million federal funding grant and to mark the start of construction on the county’s first modern electric streetcar.

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  • OCTA News Advisory

    11/29/2018

    Major Federal Funding Announcement and Groundbreaking Set for OC Streetcar

    The Orange County Transportation Authority will bring together local, state and federal officials to mark the beginning of construction on the OC Streetcar. In addition, the nation’s top transit official, Federal Transit Administration Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams, will make a major funding announcement about the OC Streetcar, the county’s first modern electric streetcar, which will be an additional public transit option and key connection in the heart of Orange County.

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  • OCTA Vision Invests $43 Billion in Transportation Future

    11/15/2018

    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors has approved a $43.4 billion plan that will serve as a blueprint for how people move throughout the county for the next two decades and beyond.

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  • OCTA Honors Those Who Served for Veterans Day 2018

    11/12/2018

    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority recognized the service of employees who are military veterans during OCTA’s ninth annual Veterans Day Appreciation event.

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  • Slow Down for Safety Along the 405 Improvement Area

    10/29/2018

    ORANGE – As construction on the I-405 speeds up, motorists are cautioned to slow down.

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  • OCTA to Use $75,000 Grant for Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety

    10/26/2018

    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a year-long community program dedicated to bicycle-skills training and distribution of safety equipment for people walking and biking.

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  • OCTA Finalizes Plans to Manage Wilderness Preserves

    10/18/2018

    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority has finalized plans outlining how its remaining two wilderness preserves – the Eagle Ridge Preserve in Brea and the Pacific Horizon Preserve in Laguna Beach – will be managed and monitored to ensure that wildlife and native habitat are protected.

    As part of Measure M, also known as OC Go, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements, OCTA has purchased seven open space properties from willing sellers to preserve the land and permanently ensure that wildlife and plant species can thrive for generations.

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  • OC Flex Microtransit Service Set to Launch Oct. 15

    10/8/2018

    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority today unveiled the vehicles that will carry passengers on the new OC Flex microtransit pilot program set to launch in two zones beginning next week.

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  • NEWS ADVISORY

    10/5/2018

    OCTA to Unveil Vehicles for OC Flex Microtransit Service Set to Launch This Month

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  • I-405 set to Close Overnight Saturday in Fountain Valley Oct 6

    10/2/2018

    ORANGE – Interstate 405 through Fountain Valley is scheduled to fully close from approximately 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. beginning Saturday, Oct. 6 as part of the I-405 Improvement Project.

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  • OCTA Encourages People to Share the Ride This Week

    10/2/2018

    ORANGE – Rideshare Week encourages commuters to give up the solo commute and save time and money by sharing the ride this week through Friday, Oct. 5.

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  • Northbound I-405 Overnight Closure Friday in Costa Mesa

    9/28/2018

    ORANGE – Northbound lanes of Interstate 405 through Costa Mesa are scheduled to fully close from approximately 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28.

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  • Student Bus Pass Program Expands to Santiago Canyon College

    9/26/2018

    ORANGE – Transportation and education officials gathered on the campus of Santiago Canyon College on Wednesday to mark the expansion of the Orange County Transportation Authority’s student bus pass program.

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  • I-405 set to Close Overnight Saturday in Fountain Valley

    9/26/2018

    ORANGE – Interstate 405 through Fountain Valley is scheduled to fully close from approximately 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, and again on Saturday, Oct. 6, as part of the I-405 Improvement Project.

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  • OCTA Awards OC Streetcar Construction Contract

    9/24/2018

    ORANGE – Plans for Orange County’s first modern streetcar will soon become reality, as the Orange County Transportation Authority board of directors on Monday awarded a contract for the construction of the OC Streetcar to Walsh Construction Co.

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  • Slater Avenue Bridge Slated to Close Sept. 21

    9/17/2018

    ORANGE – The Slater Avenue bridge over I-405 in Fountain Valley is scheduled to close to all vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians at 1 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, for approximately 12 months so it can be reconstructed as part of the I-405 Improvement Project.

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  • 91 Express Lanes Bonds Upgraded by Fitch Ratings

    9/14/2018

    ORANGE – Fitch Ratings announced this week that it has upgraded the rating on the Orange County Transportation Authority’s 91 Express Lanes senior lien toll revenue bonds debt from A to A+.

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  • $2.4 Million Flowing to Improve O.C. Water Quality

    9/12/2018

    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority this week awarded more than $2.4 million to 12 cities in an ongoing effort to improve water quality in Orange County.

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  • OCTA Telephone Town Hall Seeks Input for Transportation Future

    9/10/2018

    A draft copy of the Long-Range Transportation Plan, called Designing Tomorrow, was recently presented to the OCTA board and is now up for public review and comment on the OCTA website at www.octa.net/lrtp. Opportunities for public input include:

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  • OCTA Seeking Public’s Opinion on Look of OC Streetcars

    9/6/2018

    ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority is seeking opinions from the public on the external design of the vehicles that will make up Orange County’s first modern electric streetcar.

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  • OCTA Seeks Input into Transportation Future

    9/6/2018

    The Orange County Transportation Authority is seeking public input to help plan for Orange County’s transportation needs for the next 20 years.

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  • I-405 set to Close Overnight Saturday in Huntington Beach, Westminster

    8/23/2018

    ORANGE – Interstate 405 through Huntington Beach and Westminster is scheduled to fully close from approximately 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25 as part of the I-405 Improvement Project.

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  • Nearly 80,000 Fairgoers Hopped Aboard OC Fair Express

    8/16/2018

    ORANGE – Tens of thousands of people chose to skip the traffic and parking hassles, and saved money in the process, by hopping aboard the OC Fair Express this summer.

    In all, nearly 80,000 people took the non-stop bus service to the OC Fair during the five weekends of the fair’s run, which wrapped up Aug. 12.

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  • I-405 set to Close Overnight in Huntington Beach, Westminster

    8/15/2018

    The full freeway closures are necessary to safely demolish the McFadden Avenue bridge. The bridge is the first of more than 18 bridges to be built, widened or replaced as part of the project, which will speed up travel times on I-405 between Costa Mesa and the Los Angeles County line, an area traveled by more than 370,000 vehicles a day.

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  • One Weekend Remains to Catch the OC Fair Express

    8/7/2018

    ORANGE – People heading to the OC Fair have one more weekend to take advantage of the OC Fair Express Bus service to get there, allowing them to skip the traffic and parking hassles and save money in the process.

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  • McFadden Avenue Bridge Slated to Close Aug. 7

    8/2/2018

    ORANGE – The McFadden Avenue bridge over I-405 in Huntington Beach and Westminster is scheduled to close to all vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, for approximately 12 months so it can be reconstructed as part of the I-405 Improvement Project.

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