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  • Bristol Street Transit Corridor Study

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    Tresa Oliveri

    Community Relations Officer

    (714) 560-5374
  • Orange County has developed into the second densest county in California. Over the next two decades both population and employment will grow by an additional 10% and 17%, respectively.  In an effort to address the growing transportation demands, OCTA has identified several “opportunity corridors” for improved transit service and connectivity.  The Bristol Street corridor located in in central Orange County is the next corridor to be evaluated for transit system improvements. OCTA has initiated a study to analyze and develop options to improve service on Bristol Street from 17th Street in Santa Ana to the South Coast Metro area in Costa Mesa, and to evaluate connections to John Wayne Airport.

    Bristol Street is a high ridership corridor that runs through the City of Santa Ana and includes parts of Costa Mesa, Irvine, and Newport Beach. It provides access to several key destinations, including Santa Ana College, Orange County Civic Center, downtown Santa Ana, South Coast Plaza, and the South Coast Metro area. It also provides connections to regional transportation nodes such as the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center and John Wayne Airport.

    The study will define the corridor, travel demand, and the mobility needs; develop goals and performance measures; and identify six conceptual transit alternatives; and evaluate the alternatives against a baseline. Community input will be sought during each study phase including: corridor definition, alternatives development, and alternatives evaluation. The study kicked-off in October 2018 and is expected to be completed by spring 2020. The first round of public outreach is anticipated in early 2019.


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