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  • Measure M

    Measure M, Orange County’s half-cent transportation sales tax, continues to make a significant difference in the lives of residents who benefit every day from improvements on freeways, streets and roads, and the transit system.
  • Measure M On Track for 25 Years, According to Independent Review

    The Taxpayer Oversight Committee (TOC) has determined that Measure M is being delivered as promised to voters for the 25th consecutive year. The committee held its annual Measure M public hearing on April 12th and unanimously found that OCTA is proceeding in accordance with the ordinances that were approved by voters first in 1990 and renewed in 2006.

    This was the final compliance finding by the TOC for the original Measure M (1991-2011), which was recently closed out. Accomplishments achieved during the first 20 years of Measure M include the widening of Interstate 5 (I-5) and State Route 22 (SR-22), rebuilding the El Toro Y, improving 170 of Orange County’s busiest intersections, and bringing Metrolink rail service to Orange County in 1994.

    The independent, 11-member TOC was formed to monitor OCTA’s use of Measure M funding, approve all amendments to the Measure M plan and hold annual public hearings on the expenditure of funds generated by Measure M.

  • About Measure M

    Voters first approved Measure M in 1990 for a 20-year period. Their trust was rewarded by more than $4 billion in transportation improvements, including adding 192 freeway lane miles, improving 170 intersections and 38 freeway interchanges, and implementing Metrolink service in Orange County. After experiencing 20 years of success and progress, voters renewed the sales tax for transportation improvements in 2006 for another 30 years.
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