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Look at What a Half Cent Buys

Formerly known as Measure M, OC Go is a local sales tax. One half of each sales tax penny is spent on transportation projects that reduce traffic congestion, increase mobility, and improve the quality of life in Orange County every day.

Why Do We Have OC Go?
In 2006, Orange County voters gave OCTA a vote of confidence and approved a 30-year extension of an existing half-cent sales tax.

This renewal, now known as OC Go, allows OCTA to continue making transportation improvements that benefit the public and the local economy. By the year 2041, the OC Go Transportation Investment Plan program plans to deliver more than $13 billion* worth of transportation improvements to Orange County.

$13 Billion

In transportation improvements to Orange County.

*Estimate based on 2018 Sales Tax Revenue Forecast
  • Freeways 43%
  • Streets 32%
  • Transit 25%

  • A total of 2% of the overall M2 Program fund is allocated to the Environmental Cleanup Program
  • A total of 5% of M2 Freeway Program funds is allocated to the Freeway Environmental Mitigation Program
OC Go Funding Allocation

OC Go is infusing more than $13 billion into the local economy. Funding is allocated based on projects important to Orange County voters.

“The benefits of this program have been tremendous for Orange County. Our local tax dollars are invested directly back into the community to fund improvements on our freeways, neighborhood streets and the transit system. OC Go helps ensure that our county will remain an ideal place to live, work and visit well into the future.”

Darrell E. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer
  • 27 freeway projects
  • Reduce congestion, improve mobility, and increase safety
  • Widen and add lanes for more efficient travel
  • Streamline ramps to improve traffic flow
  • Free and low-cost summer buses and trolleys put the beach within reach without traffic and parking hassles.
  • Lower fares, more community-based services expand mobility choices for seniors and persons with disabilities
  • More mid-day Metrolink service expands commuter options
Streets and Roads
  • Projects span Orange County's 6,500 lane miles of roadway
  • Synchronized signals save 14% in travel time
  • Bridges separate cars from trains for safety, reliable commuting
  • Pavement improvements repair aging streets for smoother, safer travel
  • Permanently protected open space properties and restoration projects preserve the land and ensure that valuable animal and plant species can thrive forever for future generations
  • Protects beaches and ocean water from transportation-generated pollution that collects on roadways and storm drains
Benefits of OC Go
$13 billion

Expected to generate $13 billion for transportation improvements over 30 years (2011 through 2041)


jobs created or sustained in freeway construction

$2.5 billion

in private-sector contract awards

More about OC Go
OC Go Milestones

Discover the many ways OC Go has kept Orange County on the move since 2011.

View OC Go Milestones
OC Go Annual Report

An annual report keeps Orange County informed about the progress made during each year. The latest version is told in pictures.

View Annual Report
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