Date Top Stories
December 2012
December 3, 2012 Four-Legged Friends Help Keep Transit Safe, 'Breaking Down Barriers' Brings CEO Award, Helping with the Holidays at Santa Ana Zoo
November 2012
November 26, 2012 Gene Autry Bridge Extension Now Open, OCTA Bids Farewell to Board Members, Giving Back for the Holidays
November 19, 2012 Upcoming Closures for the WCC Project, OCTA Realtors Receive South County Updates, OCTA Buses Meet Safety Measures
November 12, 2012 Expo Seeks 'Innovative Transit' Solutions, Epilepsy Resource Fair Highlights Transit Options, 'Focus on the Future' Conference Commences
November 5, 2012 Financing the Future of Transportation, Seeking Improved Metrolink Access, Crews Demolish Bridge for WCC Project
October 2012
October 29, 2012 Drivers Navigate Closures with Online Detour Map, 'Active Transportation' Forum Engages O.C., O.C. Highway Projects Receive $2.7 Million
October 22, 2012 Crews Close Freeways, Connectors Overnight, Finish Line in Sight for 91 Project, O.C. Wins 'Bicycle Friendly' Award
October 15, 2012 OCTA Seeks Board of Directors Public Member, O.C. Asian Business Conference Generates Buzz, Safety Comes First at Youth Summit
October 8, 2012 Concluding Open Houses on Bus Fare Changes, Cycling for Rideshare Week at Downtown Disney, OCTA's Outreach Efforts Win Two Grand Awards
October 1, 2012 OCTA Board Set to Vote on I-405 on Oct. 22, Open Houses for Proposed Bus Fare Increases, Cyclists Ride for Diabetes Cure
September 2012
September 24, 2012 Transportation Agencies Honor Road Warriors, 'Roadeo' Drives Bus Competition, OCTA Buses Get Doggone Friendly
September 17, 2012 Crews Close Freeway for Year-Long Reconstruction, OCTA Recognized at Bus Conference in Chicago, Metrolink Moves Safety Forward
September 10, 2012 SR-91 Construction Nears Completion, Transportation Titans Headline Conference, OCTA Wins 6 National Transit Awards
September 4, 2012 West County Connectors Closures, An Exercise in Transportation Security, Management District Airs Out Draft Plan
August 2012
August 27, 2012 $7.1 Million Boosts O.C. Improvement Projects, OCTA Talks Transit with International Students, Seniors Take a Trip Down Metrolink Lane
August 20, 2012 46,365 Riders Set New Record, Cyclists Getting into High Gear with $9.4 Million, Kids Go with Greener Options
August 13, 2012 OCTA Planners Work to Refine I-405 Project Plans, I-5 Project Outreach Ongoing in South County, O.C. Bridges Presentation to Placentia Leaders
August 6, 2012 Angels Express, O.C. Fair Express Ridership Climbs, SR-57 Project Team Meets with Brea Residents, South County I-5 Outreach in San Clemente
July 2012
July 30, 2012 Two-Week Connector Closure Starts Tonight, Nighttime Closure Planned for Eastbound SR-91, OCTA to Host Small Business Conference
July 23, 2012 I-605 / I-405 Connector to Close for Two Weeks, SR-91 Project Updates to Anaheim Hills Residents, Governor Gives Go-Ahead for High-Speed Rail
July 16, 2012 I-405 Project Comment Period Ends Tuesday, Passengers Welcome Return of O.C. Fair Express, 100 New Solar-Powered Bus Stops Coming to O.C.
July 9, 2012 OC Fair Express Service Returns Friday, I-405 Project Update to Huntington Beach, I-5 Project Update with San Clemente Leaders
July 2, 2012 Transportation Bill Advances Through Congress, Metrolink Rolls Out More Service in Orange County, Limited OCTA Bus Service During Fourth of July
June 2012
June 25, 2012 Fullerton Station Opens New Parking Structure, Placentia Avenue Crossing Closes Until July 2, Officials and Focus Groups Review I-405 Options
June 18, 2012 OCTA Coach Operator Saves Boy from Danger, New Fullerton Parking Structure Opens Tuesday, O.C. Commuters to 'Dump the Pump' This Week
June 11, 2012 OCTA Celebrates 40 Years of Service, Deputy CEO Talks Project Delivery at Summit, Board Approves Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Budget
June 4, 2012 I-405 Public Hearings Begin This Week, World War II Veteran Catches Up to Angels Legend, Valley View Bridge Closes This Weekend
May 2012
May 29, 2012 Baseball Hall-of-Famer Takes to Metrolink to Ballgame, Cindy Quon Retires after 35-Year Transportation Career, State Awards $55.4 Million for O.C. Projects
May 21, 2012 I-405 Project Team Shares Environmental Documents, West County Connector Completes 55-Hour Closure, Celebrating National Public Works Week
May 14, 2012 Cyclists Celebrate 'Bike To Work' Month, OCTA Coach Operator, Mechanics Compete at Roadeo, Board Approves Funding for Restoration Projects
May 7, 2012 OCTA Outlines Environmental Mitigation Programs, Angels Baseball Fans Bike to Sunday's Game, Outreach Team Shares Transit Info with Seniors
April 2012
April 30, 2012 7th Street Connector Reopens to Commuters, State Commission Allocates Transportation Funds, CalACT Honors OCTA with Paratransit Award
April 23, 2012 I-405 Project Official Meets with Homeowners, OCTA CEO Shares Measure M2 Projects Update, OCTA Gears Up for National Bike Month
April 16, 2012 Environmental Program Provides Second Chances, Boy Scouts Troops Learn About Rail Safety, Lakeview Avenue Off-Ramp Reopens Thursday
April 9, 2012 Rolling Hills Drive Near SR-57 Closes, Metrolink Angels Express Hits Home Run, Emergency Repair Work Finishes
April 2, 2012 Local Students Take Part in National Competition, Rolling Hills Drive Near SR-57 to Close for 12 Weeks, Yorba Linda On-Ramp Closes for Six Weeks
March 2012
March 26, 2012 Overnight Closures of I-405 Expected This Week, West County Freeway Connector to Close for 55 Hours, Passengers Flock to Metrolink to Swallows' Day
March 19, 2012 Crews to Resume 91 Express Lanes Gantry Work, OCTA Launches Metrolink Text4Next, Rail Crossings Update to Kiwanis Club
March 12, 2012 OCTA Unveils New ACCESS Certification Center, Riverside Freeway Closes Overnights Next Weekend, Committee Seeks Members for 3-Year Terms
March 5, 2012 SR-91 Closes Overnight Next Two Weekends, Transportation Advocacy Group Meets with Lawmakers, OCTA Wins Engineering Award for I-5 Gateway
February 2012
February 27, 2012 Transit Agency CEOs Discuss Transportation Bill, Orange Freeway Project Team at Brea 8K Race, Outreach Team Meets with Santa Ana Homeowners
February 20, 2012 Fare Vendors Unveil Latest Technologies, FSP Honors 2011 Operator of the Year, Bike Summit Participants Create Bike Strategies
February 13, 2012 Lakeview Avenue Off-Ramp Closes Tuesday Night, OCTA Talks Programs and Services at Diversity Event, Taxi Program, Businesses Discuss Ride Home Service
February 6, 2012 Measure M Makes Good with Promises to Voters, Breaking Down Barriers' Included in Transportation Bill, Expect Delays Due to West County Connectors Work
January 2012
January 30, 2012 Transit Teams to Kick Off Lunar New Year, OCTA Celebrates Year of the Dragon at Tet Festival, OCTAP Honors Santa Ana Police Officer
January 23, 2012 Leaders Celebrate Completion of Safer Rail Crossings, I-405 Project Team Updates Visitors Bureau, 91 Express Lanes Gets New Toll Devices
January 16, 2012 New Year Brings New Board Leadership, 7th Street Bridge Reconstruction Progresses, Emergency Managers Discuss Disaster Preparedness
January 9, 2012 New Year Brings New Board Leadership, 7th Street Bridge Reconstruction Progresses, Emergency Managers Discuss Disaster Preparedness
December 2011
December 27, 2011 TTop 10 Stories of 2011, San Clemente Welcomes First Quiet Zone, Lakeview Avenue Off Ramp to Close Jan. 9
December 20, 2011 13,000 Toys Donated for Stuff-A-Bus, Metrolink Holiday Toy Express Lights Up Audience, Transit Dashboard Informs Riders
December 19, 2011 Stuff-a-Bus Toy Drive Brings Holiday Cheer, Progress on 7th Street Bridge Reconstruction, Train Commute Times Posted on Freeway Signs
December 12, 2011 Rideshare Team Hosts Transit Adventure, WTS Honors Rose Casey, I-5 Gateway Project, OCTAP Inspects Taxis at John Wayne Airport
December 5, 2011 Orange Freeway Project's Second Segment Begins, Board of Directors Host Last Leadership Forum, West County Connectors Update to Lion's Club
November 2011
November 28, 2011 Orange Freeway Project's Second Phase Begins, OCTA CEO Hosts Marines for Thanksgiving, Crews Finish 55-Hour Work on Valley View Bridge
November 21, 2011 Metrolink Holiday Toy Express Train Rolls Into Town, West County Connectors Update to Rotary Club, Bus Food Drive Helps Feed Needy Families
November 14, 2011 Metrolink Pedals Forward with Bike Car, Valley View Bridge Closes This Weekend, O.C. 3rd-Graders Break World Record
November 7, 2011 Jingle Pass Food Drive Helps O.C. Families, Resident Learn About Central County Freeway Project, OCTA Hosts Leadership Forumss
October 2011
October 31, 2011 Small Business Conference Nets Success, Special Needs Transportation Receives $4.7 Million, Scaring Up Fun and Funds For Halloween
October 24, 2011 O.C. Bridges Project Begins in Placentia and Fullerton, Metrolink Temporarily Suspends Weekend Service, Coach Operators Recognized for Safety Records
October 17, 2011 O.C. Bridges Project Breaks Ground Wednesday, Hockey Fans Score with New Ducks Express Service, West County Connectors Team Briefs Seniors
October 10, 2011 Off-Ramp Work on 91 Freeway Begins Today, Irvine iShuttle Rolls Out Two New Routes, Commuters Share the Ride for Rideshare Week
October 3, 2011 OCTA Kicks Off Rideshare Week, Four-Pawed Friends Take Transit, Weekly Update Wins National Award
September 2011
September 26, 2011 Coach Operators, Mechanics Compete at Roadeo, OCTA Appoints New Board Member, Metrolink Introduces Quiet Cars on Oct. 3
September 19, 2011 OCTA Assists Rail Commuters During Police Activity, Congress Passes Extension of Transportation Bill, West County Connectors Projects Marks Its First Year
September 12, 2011 Orange County Marks 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11, Transit Police Services Ramps Up Patrols, OCTA CEO Talks 91 Express Lanes
September 6, 2011 Jobs Summit Focuses on Getting People Back to Work, New Counter Terrorism Team Protect Transit, Mobility 21 Summit Highlights Job Creation
August 2011
August 29, 2011 O.C. Jobs Now Summit Kicks Off on Wednesday, Officials Enforce Taxi Regulations, Transit Police Train K-9 Teams for Emergencies
August 22, 2011 Jobs Now Summit Aug. 31 Spotlights Workers, OCTA Plans for SoCal Transportation Future, Transportation Officials Strut Their Best for Charity
August 15, 2011 Workers to Share Their Stories for Jobs Summit, OCTA Welcomes Students at Transportation Academy, West County Connectors Presentations in Two Cities
August 8, 2011 Breaking Down Barriers Introduced to Congress, Jobs Summit Focuses on Putting People Back to Work, Last Chance to Hop Onboard OC Fair Express
August 1, 2011 Freeway Service Patrol Drivers Face Off at Roadeo, OCTA Rolls Out New Countywide Bikeways Map, First Responders Train for Railway Emergencies
July 2011
July 25, 2011 First O.C. Bridges Project to Begin in Fall, OCTA Team Updates City Councils, Rotary Club, Transportation Group Seeks Students for Academy
July 18, 2011 Breaking Down Barriers Clears Creating More Jobs, L.A. Dodges Carmageddon, Finishes One Day Early, OC Fair Express Kicks off With Free Rides
July 11, 2011 'Carmaheaven' Comes to SR-91, OCTA Helps Jump Start OC Fair, OCTax Recognizes Stewards of Taxes
July 5, 2011 State Allocates $16 Million for I-5 in South O.C., New Transit Passes Just the Right Ticket, Officials to Drivers: Avoid I-405 in L.A. July 16-17
June 2011
June 27, 2011 Metrolink Rolls Out New Fare Options on Saturday, West County Connectors Team Shares Updates,Riverside Freeway Project Groundbreaking July 11
June 20, 2011 OCTA Shares Bus Service Study Findings, Environmental Community Celebrates Milestones, O.C. Hops on Board for Dump the Pump Week
June 13, 2011 Transporting People to O.C.'s Hotspots, Workshop Seeks Cities' Input on Transit Improvements, Orange County Joins 'Dump the Pump' Week
June 6, 2011 Breaking Down Barriers Gains Traction at Summit, Engineering Council Honors Carolyn Cavecche, Dump the Pump with OCTA
May 2011
May 31, 2011 Mobility 21 Calls for Creating Transportation Job, National Transit Association Recognizes OCTA, OCTA Competes in International Bus Roadeo
May 23, 2011 Metrolink Expands Service, Lorri Galloway Sworn in as New OCTA Board Member, Team Prepares Public for First Closure of SR-57 Project
May 16, 2011 Orange County Celebrates Environmental Stewardship, Cyclists Start 'Bike to Work Week' in High Gear, OCTA Posts Bus Ridership Gains
May 9, 2011 OCTA Leaders Make the Case for Job Creation Plan, Transit Police Steps Up Security, Crews Close San Juan Capistrano Crossing
May 2, 2011 Construction Crews Demolish 7th Street Bridge, OCTAP Cracks Down on Lax Taxis, Bike Summit Puts Ideas into High Gear
April 2011
April 25, 2011 Crews Close 7th Street Connector, Metrolink Express Takes Kids Out to the Ballgame, ARTIC Transportation Hub Nears Milestone
April 18, 2011 Starting Tonight, 7th Street Bridges Closes for 1 Year, Orange County Gears Up for Bike to Work Week, OCTA Vice Chair Paul Glaab Updates Women's Group
April 11, 2011 7th Street Bridge Closes for 1 Year, OCTA Officials Honor Coach Operators, Angels Express Takes Fans Out to the Ball Game
April 4, 2011 Measure M Takes Care of Business, Metrolink Service Begins Friday for Angels Baseball, Government Relations Director Begins Next Week
March 2011
March 28, 2011 Measure M Ends With Promises, Projects Delivered., OCTA Shares Project Info With Chamber of Commerce, Tustin Welcomes New Rail Quiet Zones
March 21, 2011 OCTA Deputy CEO Joins Local Leaders in D.C., Metrolink Temporarily Suspends Service for Sunday, Officials Break Ground on Fullerton Parking
March 14, 2011 Lt. Jim Rudy Steps Down as Transit Police Chief, EOC Supports Additional Properties, OCTA CEO Speaks to High School Students
March 7, 2011 Long Beach Engages With West County Connectors, Officials Update Plans for High-Speed Rail, Deputy CEO Participates in Transportation Panel
February 2011
February 28, 2011 Crews Respond to Gas Leak in Garden Grove, O.C. Leads Nation in Comprehensive Rail Safety, San Juan Capistrano Unveils New Bus Shelters
February 21, 2011 Transportation Advocates Fight for Continued Funding, Measure M Debts Wiped Out, Amtrak Begins Express Train Service
February 14, 2011 Taxpayers Committee Praises OCTA for Measure M, OCTA Honors Freeway Service Patrol Operator, WCC Shares Updates With Rossmoor Residents
February 7, 2011 Anaheim, Orange to Implement Railroad Quiet Zones, 100 Lucky Residents Win Free Metrolink Tickets , O.C. Express Train Service Begins Feb. 15
January 2011
January 31, 2011 Celebrate Lunar New Year with Metrolink, OCTA Employees Take High Honors, OCTA Executives Train for Disaster
January 24, 2011 OCTA Receives $138.9 Million for Construction Projects, I-5 Gateway Project Wins Civil Engineering Award Rail Safety Kids' Corner Visits Schools in Santa Ana
January 17, 2011 Transit Study Workshop in Costa Mesa, Residents Updated on West County Connectors, 511 Service Helps Commuters Outsmart Traffic
January 10, 2011 OCTA Welcomes New Leadership, Orange Freeway Expansion Work Begins This Month, Deputy Honored with Safety Award
December 2010
December 27, 2010 Top 10 Transportation Stories of 2010, OCTA Offers Free Bus Rides on New Year's Eve, OCTA Responds To Winter Storms
December 13, 2010 Metrolink Debuts New Safety-Enhanced Rail Cars, OCTA Plans for O.C. Transportation's Future, APTA Audit Praises Security Program
December 6, 2010 New Lane on SR-91 Delivers Traffic Relief, Metrolink Debuts New Train Cars, 'Officer on the Train' Enforces Rail Safety
November 2010
November 29, 2010 New Eastbound Lane Opens on the 91 Freeway, Metrolink Receives $6.6 Million Federal Grant, Transit System Study Begin in Orange County
November 22, 2010 OCTA Bids Farewell to Jim Kenan, Disneyland Partners with OCTA for Shuttle Service, Secretary Dale Bonner Tours the 91 Express Lanes
November 15, 2010 Message from the CEO: A Year of Thanksgiving, Employees Give Back This Holiday Season, OCTA Text-4-Next Wins National Award
November 8, 2010 Election 2010 Brings Changes to Board of Directors, Metrolink to Suspend OC Service Nov. 14, OCTA Wins California Fit Business Award n
November 1, 2010 OCTA Halts Planned Fare Hikes , Officials Break Ground on Bridge Project, Record Turnout for Mobility 21 Summit
October 2010
October 25, 2010 Summit Seeks Future Transportation Solutions, SR-22 Ramp Closures, Lane Reductions for WCC, Placentia Residents Learn About O.C. Bridges
October 18, 2010 Coach Operators Drive Toward Excellence in Safety, New Rail Crossings Keep O.C. on the Safe Track, LaHood and Kempton Headline Rail Conference,
October 11, 2010 OCTA Introduces Enhanced Railroad Crossings, O.C. Commuters Share the Ride for Rideshare Week, Leaders Discuss Job Creation, Rail at Conference
October 4, 2010 Major Eastbound SR-91 Closure Begins Midnight Fri., Beach Blvd. Dedication Marks I-5 Completion, Rideshare Week Gets into Gear
September 2010
September 27, 2010 Tuesday Event Signals Opening of I-5 Gateway, FTA Official Takes Transit Tour of Orange County, Transportation Group Honors Students at Luncheon
September 20, 2010 Budget Impasse Halts O.C. Highway Projects, Stakeholders Learn More About WCC Project, OCTA Competes in Roadeo to Hone Skills
September 13, 2010 Metrolink, OCTA Respond to Traffic Incident, Budget Stalemate May Halt Highway Construction, O.C. League of Cities Honor OCTA Board Members
September 6, 2010 Metrolink, OCTA Respond to Traffic Incident Budget Stalemate May Halt Highway Construction O.C. League of Cities Honor OCTA Board Members
August 2010
August 9, 2010 1950s-style Kickoff of SR-57 Widening Project, Open House Shares SR-57 Project Update, Outreach Team Participates in Rossmoor Event
August 2, 2010 Kickoff Event Marks SR-57 Milestone, OCTA Joins the Angels to Assist Students, Rail Safety Team Hosts Activity Hour in Irvine
July 2010
July 26, 2010 SR-57 Freeway Kickoff Means More Jobs, ARTIC Reaches Major Environmental Milestone, Staff Gives Presentation on Central County Corridor
July 19, 2010 OCTA Bids Farewell to Jim Kenan, Disneyland Partners with OCTA for Shuttle Service, Secretary Dale Bonner Tours the 91 Express Lanes
July 12, 2010 Federal Government Gives OCTA $5 Million for ARTIC, OCTA Leaders in Nation's Capital to Discuss Funding, OCSD Honors OCTA Coach Operators
July 1, 2010 Celebrating Our Nation's Freedom to Move, O.C. Notables Go 'Fourth' on the Road, Accelerating Transportation Projects to Create Jobs
June 2010
June 21, 2010 900 People Participate in Dump the Pump, Residents Envision Transit Future, Making Progress on Central County Study
June 14, 2010 West County Connectors Project Breaks Ground, OCTA Launches 'Dump the Pump' Week, 511 Answers the Call
June 7, 2010 Central County Corridor Study Moves Forward, Learning About the West County Connectors, Green Light for Environmental Mitigation Program
May 2010
May 17, 2010 Staff Shares West County Connectors Information, OCTA Encourages Commuters to Bike to Work, Citizens Advisory Committee Seeks Applicants
May 10, 2010 ARTIC Blueprints Win Sustainable Design Award, New CEO to Lead California High-Speed Rail Authority, Metrolink Debuts New Crash Energy Management Cars
May 3, 2010 Director Art Brown to Receive Golden Star Award, Metrolink Gets Crash Energy Management Rail Cars, OCTA Team Has the ‘Will to Run’ 200 Miles
April 2010
April 26, 2010 CEO Highlights Transportation Issues in D.C., Deputy CEO Gives OCTA Update to Land Surveyors, Measure M Oversight Committee Seeks Members
April 19, 2010 $357 Million Awarded to Start Transportation Projects, SR-91 Project Reaches Milestone, Grades Are In for Orange County Infrastructure
April 5, 2010 Staff Members Share HOV Lane Information, CEO Visits Korean Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts Learn Rail Safety at Knott’s
March 2010
March 29, 2010 Governor Signs Bill Reinstating Transit Funding, State Transportation Funding to Create Jobs, Darrell Johnson Begins New Position as Deputy CEO
March 22, 2010 OCTA Bids Farewell to Jim Kenan, Disneyland Partners with OCTA for Shuttle Service, Secretary Dale Bonner Tours the 91 Express Lanes
March 15, 2010 OCTA Reduces Bus Service Hours, CEO Will Kempton Discusses Budget Cuts, New Bill Will Create Thousands of Jobs in California
March 8, 2010 OCTA Prepares for Bus Service Reductions, Coach Operators Celebrate 31 Years of Safe Driving, OCSD Sgt. Awarded for Heroic Act at Metrolink Station
February 2010
February 25, 2010 State Assembly Passes Transit Funding Bill, Green Light for O.C. Transportation Improvements, Roundtable Rallies Communities for Rail Safety
February 18, 2010 CEO Visits Garden Grove Base, Women's Transportation Seminar Discusses Initiatives, Metrolink Construction Closes Tracks
February 11, 2010 Transit Forum Puts Focus on Transportation Solutions, Metrolink Work Closes Tracks for 2 Weekends, Celebrate Lunar New Year Feb. 20 with Free Train Ride
February 4, 2010 High-Speed Rail in California Gets $2.34 Billion, Transit Forum Friday Focuses on Solutions, San Clemente Considers Wayside Horns
January 2010
January 21, 2010 Southern California's 1st High-Speed Rail Meeting, Transportation Chiefs Discuss Regional Issues, Rain Delays Metrolink Construction
January 14, 2010 Amante Selected As New OCTA Board Chairman, Transit Forum Tackles State Budget Crisis, Metrolink Service Expansion Program
January 7, 2010 Asian Business Association Honors OCTA, New Board Member Gets Sworn In, Railroad Crossing Safety Update
December 2009
December 30, 2009 As 2009 Sunsets, OCTA Looks Forward to 2010, OCTA Reduces Tolls on 91 Express Lanes, Thanks to Director Cathy Green for 5 Years of Service
December 23, 2009 Year in Rearview: Our Top 10 Transportation Stories of 2009
December 17, 2009 Santa Asks O.C. to Stuff-A-Bus with Toys, Board Member-Elect Don Hansen Gets Up to Speed, OCTA Plays New Year’s Eve Designated Driver
December 10, 2009 Holiday Toy Express Spreads Joy in Orange County, WTS Awards Director Bates ‘O.C. Woman of the Year’, I-5 Ramp Closure Begins Next Week
December 3, 2009 Road Warriors All Smiles for Rideshare Miles, Greenhouse Emissions Hot Topic in California, Orange County Cities in Step Two of Go Local Program