Skip to main content

Board of Directors

Board Actions

February 12, 2024

Orange County Transportation Authority Chair Tam T. Nguyen and CEO Darrell E. Johnson unveiled the 2024 Board and CEO Strategic Initiatives and Action Plan, which focus on continuing to build a transportation network that is equitable, sustainable, and balanced, is fiscally responsible with taxpayer dollars, and protects Orange County’s environment.

For 2024, there are three Board Initiatives supported by nine CEO Initiatives:

  • Provide Public a Balanced, Sustainable and Equitable Transportation System
    • Ensure positive outcomes by engaging all stakeholders, including diverse and disadvantaged communities
    • Deliver programs, services, and projects to continue upholding Measure M promises to voters
    • Improve travel by optimizing reliability and enhancing mobility options
  • Safeguard Future Through Fiscal Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability
    • Focus on the future by adapting and building resilience to a changing environment
    • Uphold financial responsibilities and Measure M administration to ensure ongoing accountability and transparency
    • Support healthy communities by advancing environmental stewardship, safety and sustainability commitments
  • Sustain Organizational Excellence, Collaboration, and Diversity
    • Promote employee belonging, growth, and development through a safe and welcoming workplace
    • Reflect community values by sustaining an inclusive and diverse work culture
    • Strengthen regional and business partnerships to advance mutual priorities

The action plan includes 107 milestones that will provide the agency with strategic direction for implementation throughout the year. Progress reports on the milestones will be provided to the OCTA board on a quarterly basis.

OCTA’s board has made available $18.5 million in competitive funding for projects aimed at improving overall water quality in Orange County.

The funding is available through OCTA’s Environmental Cleanup Program for projects that reduce the impacts of transportation-related water pollution by removing litter and debris before it reaches the ocean and other waterways. Cities and the county can propose projects through the program, which is funded by Measure M, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements.

Approximately $3.5 million is available for Tier 1 projects, which focus on addressing the removal of visible trash and debris through the purchase or upgrade of screens, filters and inserts for catch basins. To date, the board has approved funding for 222 of these projects, totaling more than $36 million.

An additional $15 million is available for Tier 2 projects, which aim to address non-visible forms of pollution, such as heavy metals, organic chemicals and sediment. To date, the board has approved funding for 22 of these projects totaling $28 million.

Applications are due April 25 for Tier 1 projects and May 16 for Tier 2 projects.

The OCTA board received an update on the agency’s efforts to transition to a zero-emission bus fleet.

OCTA remains committed to complying with the Innovative Clean Transit Rule passed by the California Air Resources Board in 2018, requiring all transit agencies to transition to a zero-emission bus fleet by 2040.

OCTA launched a hydrogen fuel-cell electric bus pilot program in 2020, which includes 10 buses and a hydrogen fueling station located at the Santa Ana bus base. At the same time, OCTA began piloting plug-in battery electric buses in 2022. Testing both types of zero-emission technology is allowing OCTA to determine which type, or mix of types, will work best on Orange County streets.

OCTA has plans to expand the pilot programs by procuring 40 additional fuel-cell electric buses, 10 additional battery-electric buses, and 10 battery-electric vans for paratransit service. The expansion will also require additional infrastructure, including a second hydrogen fueling station, 10 additional battery-electric bus charging stations, and charging stations for the battery-electric vans.


Board Actions Archive

February 12, 2024

Overview
  • OCTA Sets 2024 Standards with CEO and Board Initiatives
  • $18.5 Million Available to Improve Orange County Water Quality
  • OCTA en Route to a Zero-Emission Future

January 22, 2024

Overview
  • Board Honors January Employees of the Month
  • Board Members Appointed to External Agencies

January 8, 2024

Overview
  • OCTA Board Selects Tam T. Nguyen to Serve as Chair
  • Board Reflects on 2023 Accomplishments

December 11, 2023

Overview
  • OCTA Recognizes Outgoing Board Members
  • Board Honors December Employees of the Month
  • OCTA Continues to Deliver on Measure M Projects

November 27, 2023

Overview
  • Board Honors November Employees of the Month
  • OCTA Continues Enhancing Bus Operations Planning
  • I-405 Improvement Project to Open Dec. 1

November 13, 2023

Overview
  • OCTA Receives Update on Board and CEO Action Plan
  • Cities Invited to Apply for Community Shuttle Services
  • Board Approves 2023 Next 10 Delivery Plan

October 23, 2023

Overview
  • Board Honors October Employees of the Month
  • Quicker Commute Coming Dec. 1 With Opening of I-405 Improvements
  • Board Advances Orange County Maintenance Facility

October 9, 2023

Overview
  • Measure M Expected to Generate $14.8 Billion Through 2041
  • Board Receives Forecast of Construction Market Conditions
  • Board Approves Nine State Project Program Recommendations

September 25, 2023

Overview
  • OCTA Reappoints Public Board Member Hennessey
  • Board Honors September Employees of the Month
  • OCTA Board Accepts $42 million Grant for SR-91 Improvements
  • OCTA Board Approves Request for Proposals for SR-91 Project

August 28, 2023

Overview
  • Board Honors August Employees of the Month
  • OCTA Board Advances I-405 Outreach Plans

August 14, 2023

Overview
  • Board Approves $3.4 Million to Help Protect Orange County’s Water Quality
  • OCTA Issues Call for Projects to Improve Mobility in Orange County
  • OCTA Selects Consultant for Coastal Rail Study

July 24, 2023

Overview
  • Board Recognizes July Employees of the Month
  • OCTA Board Approves 405 Express Lanes Toll Policy

July 10, 2023

Overview
  • Board Reviews 2023 Strategic Initiatives Mid-Year Report
  • OCTA Makes Progress on SR-55 Improvement Project
  • Board Approves Collaboration with Caltrans on SR-91 Improvements

June 26, 2023

Overview
  • Board Recognizes June Employees of the Month
  • OCTA Board Appoints Public Committee Members

June 12, 2023

Overview
  • OCTA Approves 2023-24 Fiscal Year Budget
  • Board Declares Emergency Resolution for San Clemente Tracks
  • I-405 Improvement Project Now 95% Complete

May 22, 2023

Overview
  • Board Recognizes May Employees of the Month
  • Board Receives Update on I-5 South County Improvements

May 8, 2023

Overview
  • Board Receives Update on 2023 Initiatives
  • Board Approves Final Long-Range Transportation Plan
  • Workshop Held to Discuss Proposed FY 2023-24 Budget

April 24, 2023

Overview
  • Board Recognizes April Employees of the Month
  • OCTA Selects Outreach Firm for I-5/El Toro Road Interchange Project
  • Board Approves Updated Funding Plan for I-405 Improvement Project

April 10, 2023

Overview
  • Passenger Rail Service between Orange and San Diego Counties to Resume April 17
  • Board Honors Employee Rotation Program Graduates
  • OCTA Board Awards $37 Million to Improve Orange County Streets

March 27, 2023

Overview
  • Board Recognizes March Employees of the Month
  • OCTA Board Advances 405 Express Lanes
  • OCTA Selects Outreach Firm for SR-91 Improvement Project

March 13, 2023

Overview
  • Board Receives 91 Express Lanes Update
  • OCTA Begins Procurement Process for South Coast Rail Study
  • Board Selects Firms for Freeway Services Patrol Services

February 27, 2023

Overview
  • OCTA Board Honors 2022 Employees of the Year
  • Board Recognizes February Employees of the Month
  • Board Approves Framework for Finding Coastal Rail Solutions

February 13, 2023

Overview
  • OCTA Saves Taxpayers $509 Million through Innovative Financing
  • $3 Million Available to Protect County’s Oceans and Waterways
  • Board Receives Update on Long-Range Transportation Plan

January 23, 2023

Overview
  • Board Recognizes January Employees of the Month
  • Board Sets Transportation Vision for 2023
  • OC Streetcar Construction 78% Complete

January 9, 2023

Overview
  • OCTA Appoints New and Returning Board Members
  • Board Reviews 2022 Initiatives and Action Plan
  • OCTA’s Zero-Emission Bus Pilots Creating a Cleaner O.C.

December 12, 2022

Overview
  • OCTA Board Approves Maintenance Employee Contract
  • Board Commemorates Outgoing Members
  • Board Recognizes December Employees of the Month

November 28, 2022

Overview
  • OCTA Honors Outgoing Board Members
  • Board Recognizes November Employees of the Month
  • Board Receives Employment and Travel Follow-up Survey Results

November 14, 2022

Overview
  • OCTA Awards $3.1 Million to Improve Water Quality
  • Board Approves Strategies to Improve South O.C. Transportation
  • OCTA Continues Delivering on Promises with Updated Next 10 Plan

October 24, 2022

Overview
  • Board Recognizes October Employees of the Month
  • OC Streetcar Construction 73% Complete
  • Board Approves Making Better Connections Plan

October 10, 2022

Overview
  • Measure M Contributes $1 Billion to Orange County Streets
  • Board Receives Update on 2022 Long-Range Transportation Plan
  • Board Receives Report on Construction Market Conditions

September 26, 2022

Overview
  • Board Recognizes September Employees of the Month
  • Measure M Expected to Generate $15 Billion Through 2041

September 12, 2022

Overview
  • Adjustments to Bus Schedule Go into Effect Oct. 9
  • Board Approves Updated 2023 Active Transportation Program Regional Project Points

August 22, 2022

Overview
  • Board Recognizes August Employees of the Month
  • OCTA Approves SB 1 Program Recommendations for Fiscal Year 2022-23

August 8, 2022

Overview
  • OCTA’s Student Bus Pass Program Expands to All O.C. Community Colleges
  • Board Issues $45 Million Call for Projects to Help Ease Congestion in Orange County
  • I-405 Improvement Project Now 80% Complete

July 25, 2022

Overview
  • OCTA Receives Public Feedback on Draft Bus Restructuring Plan
  • Board Recognizes July Employees of the Month

July 11, 2022

Overview
  • OCTA Makes Progress on 2022 Initiatives and Action Plan
  • New Members Selected for Taxpayer Oversight Committee
  • OCTA Planning for O.C.’s Transportation Future

June 27, 2022

Overview
  • OCTA Continues to Fulfill Promises to Voters through Measure M
  • Board Recognizes June Employees of the Month
  • Board Receives Update on South County Transportation Study

June 13, 2022

Overview
  • OCTA Approves $1.65 Billion Balanced Budget for FY 2022-23
  • Measure M Continuing to Improve Orange County Mobility

May 23, 2022

Overview
  • Board Approves Draft Plan Aimed at Improving Bus Service
  • Board Recognizes May Employees of the Month
  • Minor Service Changes Coming to OC Bus June 12

May 9, 2022

Overview
  • OCTA Awards $26.4 Million to Improve Orange County Streets
  • Board Receives CEO Initiatives and Action Plan Progress Report
  • Workshop Held to Discuss Proposed FY 2022-23 Budget

April 25, 2022

Overview
  • Board Selects Consultant for South Orange County Rail Station Feasibility Study
  • OCTA Selects Community Outreach Consultant for OC Streetcar Project
  • Board Recognizes April Employees of the Month

April 11, 2022

Overview
  • OCTA Board Calls for Bids for SR-55 Improvements
  • OCTA Continues to Mitigate Impacts from OC Streetcar Construction

March 28, 2022

Overview
  • I-5 South County Improvements Project Progresses
  • Board Recognizes March Employees of the Month
  • Environmental Work on I-5 Carpool Extension Continues

March 14, 2022

Overview
  • $3 Million Available to Protect Orange County Beaches and Waterways
  • Board Receives Update on Efforts to Synchronize Traffic Signals
  • Measure M Continues to Deliver Projects and Programs that Keep Orange County Moving

February 28, 2022

Overview
  • Board Recognizes February Employees of the Month
  • Traffic Volumes on 91 Express Lanes Exceed Pre-Pandemic Levels

February 14, 2022

Overview
  • OCTA Continues Youth Ride Free Pass Beyond Promotional Period
  • SR-55 Improvement Project Advances with Consultant Selection
  • OCTA Honors Outstanding Employees of the Year

January 24, 2022

Overview
  • Board Recognizes January Employees of the Month
  • OCTA Launches Making Better Connections Study
  • Initiatives for 2022 Focus on Equity, Transparency, Fiscal and Environmental Responsibility

January 10, 2022

Overview
  • OCTA Board Selects Chairman and Vice Chairman for 2022
  • OCTA Keeps Orange County Moving in 2021 with Focus on Safety and Sustainability
  • Board Reviews 2021 Board and CEO Initiatives and Action Plan

December 13, 2021

Overview
  • Board Recognizes December Employees of the Month
  • Board Receives Update on Zero-Emission Bus Pilot Program
  • Board Receives Employment and Travel Survey Results
  • OCTA Continues Delivering on Promises with Updated Next 10 Plan

November 22, 2021

Overview
  • Board Recognizes November Employees of the Month
  • OCTA Awards Nearly $3 Million to Improve Transportation for Seniors and People with Disabilities
  • Board Receives Attitudinal and Awareness Survey Results

November 8, 2021

Overview
  • Board Receives Update on Efforts to Synchronize Traffic Signals
  • I-405 Improvement Project Construction Progresses
  • Board Receives Quarterly Progress Report on CEO Action Plan

October 25, 2021

Overview
  • Board Recognizes October Employees of the Month
  • Improvements Rolling Along at Anaheim Canyon Metrolink Station
  • OC Streetcar Construction Progresses

October 11, 2021

Overview
  • OCTA Collaborates with Caltrans on I-605/Katella Avenue Project
  • OCTA Seeks Firm to Implement OC Streetcar Ticket Vending Machines

September 27, 2021

Overview
  • Measure M Expected to Generate $13.2 Billion Through 2041
  • SR-55 Improvement Project Progresses
  • Board Recognizes September Employees of the Month

September 13, 2021

Overview
  • Board Receives Update on South County Transportation Study
  • OCTA to Provide Additional Bus Service Next Month
  • OCTA Using Creative Financing to Save $20 Million on 405 Project

August 23, 2021

Overview
  • Board Recognizes August Employees of the Month
  • OCTA Approves SB 1 Program Recommendations
  • I-405 Improvement Project Now More than 60% Complete

August 9, 2021

Overview
  • Board Issues $40 Million Call for Projects to Help Ease Traffic in Orange County
  • OCTA Invests $2.7 Million to Clean Orange County Water
  • OCTA Board Awards Contract for 405 Express Lanes Back-Office

July 26, 2021

Overview
  • Board Recognizes July Employees of the Month
  • Board of Directors Receives State Legislative Status Report
  • Board of Directors Receives Federal Legislative Status Report

July 12, 2021

Overview
  • Northbound SR-57 Improvements Advance with Consultant Selection
  • Board Takes Step Toward Free Bus Rides for Youth
  • Board Receives Strategic Initiatives Mid-Year Report

June 28, 2021

Overview
  • Board Recognizes June Employees of the Month
  • Taxpayer Oversight Committee Gains New Members
  • OCTA Fulfilling Measure M Promises for 30 Years Straight

June 14, 2021

Overview
  • OCTA Approves $1.3 Billion Balanced Budget for FY 21-22
  • OCTA Releases the Draft 2021 SR-91 Implementation Plan
  • Board Approves Bus Service Change for June 13
  • Board Receives Update on Regional Traffic Signal Synchronization Program

May 24, 2021

Overview
  • Board Recognizes May Employees of the Month
  • OCTA Allocates Low Carbon Transit Operations Program Funds
  • Board Approves Bus Service Change for June 13
  • OCTA Board Participates in Future of Transit Workshop

May 10, 2021

Overview
  • OCTA Awards $28.7 Million to Improve Orange County Streets
  • Board Receives Update on South County Improvements
  • Workshop Held to Discuss Proposed FY 2021-22 Budget

April 26, 2021

Overview
  • Board Recognizes April Employees of the Month
  • Public Hearing Held for Upcoming Bus Service Change
  • Board Approves Comprehensive Business Plan

April 12, 2021

Overview
  • OCTA Board Welcomes New Members
  • OCTA Continues to Deliver with Updated 10-year Measure M Plan
  • OCTA Selects Firm to Aid in OC Bus Restructuring
  • OCTA Advances SR-55 Improvement Project with Consultant Selection

March 22, 2021

Overview
  • March Employees of the Month Recognized
  • Construction Contract Awarded for Anaheim Canyon Metrolink Station Improvements
  • Board Calls for Bids for Battery-Electric Bus Chargers

March 8, 2021

Overview
  • OCTA Setting Vision for Mobility Hubs in O.C.
  • Northbound SR-57 Project Advances
  • Board Receives Update on I-5 Improvements in South County

February 22, 2021

Overview
  • February Employees of the Month Recognized
  • Board Receives Update on 91 Express Lanes
  • OCTA Requests Feedback from the Public on Bus Service Changes

February 8, 2021

Overview
  • 2020 Employees of the Year Honored
  • $2.8 Million Available to Improve County’s Water Quality
  • OCTA Developing Strategies to Improve Travel in South Orange County

January 25, 2021

Overview
  • January Employees of the Month Recognized
  • Board Sets Transportation Vision for 2021
  • OCTA Purchases Charging Stations for Light-Duty Vehicles
  • Community Transit Program Requirements Revised Due to Pandemic

January 11, 2021

Overview
  • OCTA Board Elects Do as Chairman, Murphy as Vice Chair
  • OCTA Swears in New and Returning Board Members
  • SR-55 Project Receives $140 million from CTC

December 14, 2020

Overview
  • OCTA Bids Farewell to Outgoing Board Members
  • I-5 Widening Project Progresses
  • I-405 Improvement Project Update

November 23, 2020

Overview
  • OCTA Bids Farewell to Outgoing Board Members
  • OC Flex Pilot in South O.C. Extended Through 2021
  • OCTA Continuing to Proactively Respond to COVID-19

November 9, 2020

Overview
  • Signal Synchronization Coming to Warner Avenue
  • OCTA Purchases Battery-Electric Buses
  • Board Receives Strategic Initiatives Quarterly Update

October 26, 2020

Overview
  • SR-55 Improvement Project Progresses
  • OCTA Signal Synchronization Program Saves Time, Money, Helps the Environment
  • Measure M Expected to Generate $11.6 Billion Through 2041

October 12, 2020

Overview
  • OCTA Awards $2.8 Million to Improve O.C.’s Water Quality
  • I-5 Project in South Orange County Advances
  • OCTA Studying Development Opportunities for Fullerton Park-and-Ride

September 28, 2020

Overview
  • SCAG Sheds Light on Pandemic’s Impact to Regional Travel
  • Board Receives Update on Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Bus Performance
  • Survey Demonstrates how COVID-19 has Affected Employment, Travel

September 14, 2020

Overview
  • Board Receives Update on OC Go Progress
  • Upgrades Headed to Busy Bus Stops in Santa Ana
  • Survey Demonstrates how COVID-19 has Affected Employment, Travel

August 24, 2020

Overview
  • OC Go to Fund Senior Mobility Program in Laguna Beach
  • Board Requesting Proposals for Maintenance of Environmental Properties
  • Measure M Forecast Declines due to COVID-19 Impacts

August 10, 2020

Overview
  • OCTA Board Commends Essential Workers, Pilots Distribution of Free Face Coverings
  • OCTA Adds All-Electric Support Vehicles to Fleet
  • Board Receives Updates on South County Improvements

July 27, 2020

Overview
  • OCTA Proactively Responding to COVID-19
  • Board Receives Update on Annual Rating Agency Meetings
  • OCTA Board Awards Contract for OC Bus Communications

July 13, 2020

Overview
  • OCTA Board Pays Tribute to Director Winterbottom
  • SR-91 Plan Details $1.3 Billion of Planned Improvements
  • OCTA Meeting Major Transportation Milestones Despite Pandemic Challenges

June 22, 2020

Overview
  • OCTA Continues to Fulfill Measure M Promises to Voters
  • Board Approves Plan to Transition to All Zero-Emission Buses
  • I-5 Project in South Orange County Advances

June 8, 2020

Overview
  • OCTA Board Approves $1.4 Billion Budget
  • OCTA Proactively Responding to COVID-19
  • Board Receives Update on Measure M Progress

May 22, 2020

Overview
  • Board Awards Contract to Operate and Maintain OC Streetcar
  • Service Changes Coming to OC Bus on June 14
  • Construction Progresses on I-405 Improvements

May 11, 2020

Overview
  • Board Receives COVID-19 Update
  • SR-55 Improvements Expected to Break Ground Next Year
  • Workshop Held to Discuss Proposed FY 2020-21 Budget

April 27, 2020

Overview
  • Board Receives COVID-19 Update
  • OCTA to Add Plug-in Electric Buses to Fleet
  • Solutions Developed to Improve Beach Boulevard Travel

April 13, 2020

Overview
  • Board Receives COVID-19 Update
  • Three Projects Advancing to Address South County Traffic
  • $9.2 Million Awarded to Local Transit

March 23, 2020

Overview
  • Board Receives COVID-19 Update
  • OCTA to Purchase 299 Replacement Buses
  • OC Streetcar Construction Progressing

March 9, 2020

Overview
  • Deputy CEO Recognized for Service at OCTA
  • $2.8 Million Available to Improve O.C. Water Quality
  • Board Receives I-5/El Toro Road Interchange Update

February 24, 2020

Overview
  • February Employees of the Month Recognized
  • OCTA to Roll Out Zero-Emission Buses
  • OCTA Working with Local Businesses During OC Streetcar Construction

February 10, 2020

Overview
  • 2019 Employees of the Year Honored
  • Rotation Program Participants Recognized
  • Measure M Signal Synchronization Keeping O.C. Moving

January 27, 2020

Overview
  • January Employees of the Month Recognized
  • Board Sets Transportation Vision for 2020
  • Board Extends OC Flex Pilot Through October

January 13, 2020

Overview
  • Steve Jones Selected as New OCTA Chairman
  • OCTA Board Looks Back at Last Year’s Accomplishments
  • Board Reviews February Bus Service Changes
  • I-405 Improvements Continue into 2020

December 9, 2019

Overview
  • December Employees of the Month Recognized
  • Director Moreno Honored for Service to OCTAs
  • Local Sales Tax Funds Working to Preserve the Environment
  • Options Explored for Future Express Lanes

November 25, 2019

Overview
  • November Employees of the Month Recognized
  • 91 Express Lanes Usage Exceeds Expectations
  • OC Streetcar Construction Rolling Along

November 11, 2019

Overview
  • Next 10 Plan Bringing Balanced Transportation Improvements to O.C.
  • Board Receives CEO’s Third Quarter Initiatives Update
  • Board Recognizes Management Development Academy Graduates

October 28, 2019

Overview
  • October Employees of the Month Recognized
  • Measure M Expected to Bring in $13.4 Billion
  • Agreement Reached for 241/91 Tolled Connector

October 14, 2019

Overview
  • OC Bus 360° Keeps Orange County Moving
  • Board Receives Metrolink Performance Report
  • Cities Invited to Apply for Community Shuttle Services

September 23, 2019

Overview
  • September Employees of the Month Recognized
  • Bus Service Changes set for October
  • SR-91 Improvement Project Advances
  • Board Sets Plan for Using State Transportation Funds

September 9, 2019

Overview
  • August Employees of the Month Recognized
  • OCTA Board Awards $2 Million to Improve Water Quality
  • OCTA Awarded $100,000 Safety Grant
  • 405 Improvements Progress Through 2019

August 12, 2019

Overview
  • Measure M Working to Preserve the Environment
  • $40M OK’d to Help Ease Traffic Through Measure M
  • Local Transit Projects Meeting Community Needs

July 22, 2019

Overview
  • July Employees of the Month Honored
  • Summer College Interns Recognized
  • Bus Service Changes to go into Effect in October, February
  • OC Streetcar Construction Moving Along

July 8, 2019

Overview
  • OCTA Honors Bus Roadeo Team
  • New Members Selected for Taxpayer Oversight Committee
  • Board Reviews Strategic Initiatives Progress
  • Board Receives CEO’s Second Quarter Initiatives Update

June 24, 2019

Overview
  • June Employees of the Month Honored
  • Board Recognizes Teen Council for Year of Service
  • OCTA Fulfilling Promises to Voters Through Measure M

June 10, 2019

Overview
  • OCTA Board Approves $1.5 Billion Balanced Budget
  • Public Provides Feedback on Proposed Bus Service Changes
  • Board Approves $20.4 Million to Improve Biking, Walking in O.C.
  • $8.5 Million Awarded to Help Ease Traffic Through OC Go

May 24, 2019

Overview
  • May Employees of the Month Recognized
  • OC Flex Celebrates Six Months of Service
  • I-5 South County Improvements to Break Ground

May 13, 2019

Overview
  • Workshop Held to Discuss Proposed FY 2019-20 Budget
  • Board Approves June Bus Service Changes
  • SR-91 Improvement Project Advances

April 22, 2019

Overview
  • OCTA Welcomes Board Member Don Wagner
  • April Employees of the Month Recognized
  • OC Bus 360° Continues Innovating to Meet Community Needs
  • Study to Evaluate Transit Improvements on Bristol Street

April 8, 2019

Overview
  • Program Shuttles 1.8 Million People
  • New App Keeps 405 Project Info at Commuters' Fingertips
  • I-5 Freeway Construction in Central O.C. Gets Going

March 25, 2019

Overview
  • March Employees of the Month Recognized
  • OC Streetcar Construction to Ramp Up in 2019
  • Vanpool Program Saves Commuters Money, Time

March 11, 2019

Overview
  • Board Receives Measure M Quarterly Progress Report
  • OCTA Looking to Clean Up Transportation-Related Pollution
  • OCTA Delivering on Promises to Taxpayers

February 25, 2019

Overview
  • February Employees of the Month Recognized
  • Board Receives Update on Sale of Measure M Bonds
  • OCTA Testing Zero-Emission Technology

February 11, 2019

Overview
  • Employees of the Year Recognized
  • 2019 CEO Initiatives and Action Plan Presented
  • Caltrans Provides Updates on SR-22 Improvements

January 28, 2019

Overview
  • January Employees of the Month Recognized
  • Chairman Shaw Announces 2019 Board Strategic Initiatives
  • Board Approves Issuing Bonds for I-405 Improvement Project

January 14, 2019

Overview
  • Tim Shaw Selected as New OCTA Chairman
  • Board Looks Back to OCTA's Accomplishments in 2018
  • 405 Improvements Continue into 2019

December 10, 2018

Overview
  • December Employees of the Month Honored
  • OCTA Welcomes Three New Board Members
  • OC Active Sets Countywide Active Transportation Priorities
  • Board Receives CEO’s Third Quarter Initiatives Update

November 26, 2018

Overview
  • November Employees of the Month Honored
  • Outgoing Board Members Honored for Service to OCTA
  • OC Bus 360° Keeping Orange County Moving

November 11, 2018

Overview
  • Hasan Ikhrata Recognized for Contributions to Orange County
  • Long-Range Transportation Plan Sets Vision for Future of Transportation
  • OC Streetcar Rolls Ahead with Approved Vehicle Design

October 22, 2018

Overview
  • October Employees of the Month Honored
  • OCTA Working to Improve County’s Busiest Bus Stops
  • Board Receives Report on Potential Prop. 6 Impacts

October 8, 2018

Overview
  • Grant Awarded to Improve Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
  • Significant Progress Achieved on Measure M2 Projects from April to June
  • Interstate 5/El Toro Road Interchange Project Moves Ahead

September 24, 2018

Overview
  • OCTA Awards $220.5 million OC Streetcar Construction Contract
  • OCTA Offering $25 million for Bikeway Projects
  • September Employees of the Month Honored

September 10, 2018

Overview
  • $2.5 Million Awarded to Improve Orange County's Water Quality
  • Next 10 Plan Updated to Keep Promises to Voters
  • I-405 Construction Ongoing to Speed up Commutes
  • Board Receives Update on SR-57 Northbound Improvement Project

August 27, 2018

Overview
  • July Employees of the Month Honored
  • OC Streetcar Vehicle Designs OK'd for Public Input
  • Awareness of OCTA at an All-Time High
  • Early Career Academy Participants Recognized

August 13, 2018

Overview
  • Draft Long-Range Transportation Plan to be Released for Public Comment
  • $40 million OK'd to Help Ease Traffic Through OC Go
  • OC Flex Microtransit Program Expected to Launch this Fall

July 23, 2018

Overview
  • July Employees of the Month Honored
  • Bristol Street Transit Corridor Study to Begin
  • Planned Anaheim Canyon Metrolink Station Improvements Advance
  • OC Go Revenue Forecast Dips

July 9, 2018

Overview
  • New 91 Express Lanes Account Plans Bring Simplicity, Cost Savings to Customers
  • Board Approves Updated OC Streetcar Project Funding Plan

June 25, 2018

Overview
  • June Employees of the Month Honored
  • Central Harbor Boulevard Transit Study Wraps Upn
  • $6.8 Million Headed to Improve Local Transit

June 11, 2018

Overview
  • Board Approves $1.3 Billion Balanced Budget
  • Measure M2 Quarterly Progress Report Given
  • Comprehensive Transportation Funding Programs Approved
  • New Members Chosen for Taxpayer Oversight Committee
  • Citizens Advisory Committee members selected

May 25, 2018

Overview
  • May Employees of the Month Honored
  • 2018 OCTA Roadeo Team Recognized
  • 91 Express Lanes Usage Grows with Expansion in Riverside County
  • First Quarter Progress Report Presented

May 14, 2018

Overview
  • Workshop Held to Discuss Proposed Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget
  • June Bus Service Changes
  • Beach Boulevard Study Rolls Forward

April 23, 2018

Overview
  • April Employees of the Month Honored
  • OCTA Expands Bicycle Capacity on Bus Fleet
  • OC Bus 360° Continues Delivering to Meet Community Needs

April 9, 2018

Overview
  • OCTA Continues to Plan for the Future of Transportation
  • OCTA Update on I-405 Improvement Project
  • OCTA Awards Contract for Manufacturing and Delivery of Streetcars

March 26, 2018

Overview
  • March Employees of the Month Honored
  • Firm Selected to Provide OC Flex Pilot Program
  • OCTA Awards Contract for Manufacturing and Delivery of Streetcars

March 12, 2018

Overview
  • OCTA Commemorates 15 Years of the 91 Express Lanes
  • OCTA Looking to Clean Up Transportation-related Pollution
  • Caltrans Plans Eastbound SR-22 Safety Improvement Project

February 26, 2018

Overview
  • February Employees of the Month Honored
  • 2018 CEO Initiatives and Action Plan Presented
  • Toll Lanes System Integrator Contractor Selected

February 12, 2018

Overview
  • Employees of the Year Honored
  • Transit Master Plan Sets Vision for Future of Transit
  • Development of 2018 Long-Range Transportation Plan Continues

January 22, 2018

Overview
  • January Employees of the Month Honored
  • 2017 Year in Review
  • 2018 Board Strategic Initiatives Announced
  • CEO Provides End-of-Year Action Plan Update

January 8, 2018

Overview
  • OCTA Selects New Board Chair and Vice Chair
  • 2017 Year in Review
  • Local Transit Projects Look to Meet Community Needs
  • Central Harbor Boulevard Transit Study Rolls Forward

December 11, 2017

Overview
  • December Employees of the Month Honored
  • Quarterly Report Given on Measure M2 Projects
  • Interstate 405 Improvement Project Continues Moving Forward
  • OCTA Board Requests TCA Defer 241/91 Express Lanes Toll Connector Project

November 13, 2017

Overview
  • OC Bus 360° Continues to Work to Reverse Declining Ridership
  • Transit Master Plan is Mapping Future Transit in O.C.
  • OCTA to Purchase 10 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Buses
  • Next 10 Delivery Plan Looks at What’s Ahead for Measure M2

October 23, 2017

Overview
  • October Employees of the Month Honored
  • OC Flex Pilot Program Gets Green Light
  • Board OKs Revised Bus Service Changes Based on Public Input
  • Metrolink Fiscal Year 2016-17 Performance Report Presented

October 9, 2017

Overview
  • Long-Range Transportation Plan Moves Forward with Proposed Scenarios
  • SB 1 Competitive Programs
  • OC Congestion Management Program Report Released for Public Review

September 25, 2017

Overview
  • September Employees of the Month Honored
  • Public Weighs in on Proposed Bus Service Changes

September 11, 2017

Overview
  • OCTA Receives Grant for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program
  • Board Sets Plan for Using State Transportation Funds
  • Market Conditions Highlight Challenges in Delivering Projects

August 28, 2017

Overview
  • August Employees of the Month Honored
  • Workshop Explores Managed Lanes
  • OCTA Issues RFP for Toll Lane Integrator Services
  • Board Receives Regional Rail Quarterly Report

August 14, 2017

Overview
  • $3.1 Million Awarded to Improve O.C. Water Quality
  • I-405 Improvement Project Hits Milestones
  • Active Transportation in O.C.
  • Chairman Hennessey Reports Board’s Strategic Initiatives on Track

July 24, 2017

Overview
  • July Employees of the Month Honored
  • Transit Master Plan Moves Forward Identifying Key Corridors
  • Public Outreach to Begin on 2017-18 Bus Service Improvement Plan

July 10, 2017

Overview
  • Board Recognizes OCTA’s 2017 High School Interns
  • OC Active Transportation Plan Underway
  • Board Hears Update on SB 1 - The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017

June 26, 2017

Overview
  • $627 Million TIFIA Loan gets Board Approval for I-405 Project
  • June Employees of the Month Honored
  • New Members Chosen for Taxpayer Oversight Committee
  • Special Needs Advisory Committee Annual Update
  • Citizens Advisory Committee Annual Update and New Members Appointed

June 12, 2017

Overview
  • Board OKs balanced budget of $1.2 billion
  • The Measure M2 quarterly progress update
  • Environmental Cleanup Allocation Committee Members selected
  • Environmental Oversight Committee members are appointed
  • Goals set for Long-Range Transportation Plan

May 22, 2017

Overview
  • May Employees of the Month Honored
  • OCTA Roadeo Team Honored for Achievements at International Event
  • OC Bus 360° Showing Positive Results
  • OC Streetcar Reaches Another Milestone

May 8, 2017

Overview
  • Board Receives CEO’s 1st Quarter Initiatives Update
  • Caltrans Provides Update on I-5/El Toro Road Project
  • Workshop Details Proposed 2017-18 Budget

April 24, 2017

Overview
  • April Employees of the Month Honored
  • OC Fair Express to Return for 2017, 2018 Seasons
  • Bus Service Changes Coming in June
  • Measure M Delivering on Promises to O.C. Voters
  • Board Receives Paratransit Service Overview

April 10, 2017

Overview
  • Board Allocates $35 Million to Help Alleviate O.C. Traffic
  • Winterbottom Takes Oath of Office
  • Anaheim Canyon Metrolink Station Improvements Move Forward
  • Measure M Delivering on Promises to O.C. Voters
  • Board Receives Paratransit Service Overview

March 27, 2017

Overview
  • Winterbottom Reappointed as Public Member to Board
  • March Employees of the Month Honored
  • Day Pass Promotion Ends April 9
  • OC Streetcar Rolls Forward with Organizational Model
  • Report Summarizes State of OC Transit
  • Board Receives Update on Program Delivery in a Changing Market

March 13, 2017

Overview
  • Angels Express on Track for Two More Years
  • OCTA Signal Synch Program Saves Time and Money
  • Water Quality Projects on Tap through Measure M

February 27, 2017

Overview
  • Board Recognizes Employees of the Month for February
  • OCTA Explores Transportation Technology Solutions

February 13, 2017

Overview
  • Employees of the Year for 2016 honored
  • Grant Approved to Fund 10 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses
  • Working to Improve Central Harbor Corridor
  • CEO Johnson Announces 2017 Initiatives to Support Board Strategies

January 23, 2017

Overview
  • Board Recognizes Employees of the Month for January
  • OCTA Board Strategic Initiatives Announced
  • OC Streetcar Project Takes the Right-of-Way in Santa Ana
  • Board Receives Plans for OC Bus 360° Next Steps

January 9, 2017

Overview
  • OCTA’s Newest Board Members Take Oath of Office
  • Year-end Report Summarizes 2016 Accomplishments members
  • Active Transportation Projects Receive Funding

November 28, 2016

Meeting of November 28, 2016

  • Employees of the month for November honored
  • Board OKs Revised OC Streetcar Stop Design
  • Fare Policy Changes Aim to Boost Ridership and Improve Efficiency
  • O.C Wilderness Preservation Plan Approved
  • Board receives CEO’s third quarter initiatives update

November 14, 2016

Meeting of November 14, 2016

  • I-405 Improvement Project Awarded a $1.2 billion Contractor for Its Design-Build
  • Board Approves Nearly $500,000 to Continue Improvements in Active Transportation
  • Measure M Forecast Revenue is Less Than Anticipated
  • Measure M Aims to Keep Its’ Promises to Voters

October 24, 2016

Meeting of October 24, 2016

  • Employees of the month for September honored
  • OCTA Awarded Grant for Purchasing Low-Emission Engines
  • Metrolink Weekend Ridership in Orange County is on the Rise

October 10, 2016

Meeting of October 10, 2016

  • El Toro Road Interchange Project Heads into Environmental Phase
  • OCTA Keeps Active Transportation Program Rolling

September 26, 2016

Meeting of September 26, 2016

  • Employees of the month for September honored
  • Community provides feedback on proposed fare policy changes
  • 405 Express Lanes procurement options discussed

September 12, 2016

Meeting of September 12, 2016

  • $3 million awarded to improve Orange County’s water quality
  • Major bus service changes coming to Orange County Oct. 9
  • Options to address reduction in bus program revenue discussed
  • Board receives M2020 Plan update

August 22, 2016

Meeting of August 22, 2016

  • Board approves $19.5 million to improve biking, walking in O.C.
  • $40 million OK’d to help ease traffic through Measure M
  • Board receives Measure M performance assessment

August 8, 2016

Meeting of August 8, 2016

  • Board approves $19.5 million to improve biking, walking in O.C.
  • $40 million OK’d to help ease traffic through Measure M
  • Board receives Measure M performance assessment

July 25, 2016

Meeting of July 25, 2016

  • Employees of the month for July honored
  • Nearly 450 miles of street lights in synch
  • Board approves revised OC Streetcar funding plan
  • Alternative added to SR-55 Improvement Project

June 27, 2016

Meeting of June 27, 2016

  • June Employees of the Month Honored
  • Placentia Metrolink Commuter Rail Station Moves Forward
  • ARC Planning Rolls into Harbor Boulevard Transit Study with OCTA Lead

June 13, 2016

Meeting of June 13, 2016

  • OCTA board approves $1.16 billion balanced budget
  • $26.7 million headed to local transit shuttles
  • New members selected for Measure M Taxpayers Oversight Committee
  • OCTA puts Tustin on path to adding downtown bike lanes

May 23, 2016

Meeting of May 23, 2016

  • Employees of the month for May honored
  • Orange County Fair Express Service returns in July
  • Mobile ticketing closer to getting onboard
  • Orange transit center parking structure moves forward with cooperative agreement
  • Initial I-405 toll policy and preliminary finance plan approved

May 9, 2016

Meeting of May 9, 2016

  • Bus service changes coming in June
  • I-405 Improvement Project moves forward with cooperative agreements
  • Fare policy study results presented

April 25, 2016

Meeting of April 25, 2016

  • Employees of the month for April honored
  • Measure M keeps its promises to voters for 25th year
  • Board receives vanpool program update
  • OC Streetcar project rolls forward
  • Preliminary Traffic and Revenue Forecast for the 405 Express Lanes

April 11, 2016

Meeting of April 11, 2016

  • Millions from Measure M Awarded to Alleviate Traffic Countywide
  • Freeway Service Patrol Firms Selected
  • Pacific Coast Highway Corridor Study Completed

March 28, 2016

  • Employees of the month for March honored
  • OC Streetcar project reaches major milestones
  • Next step taken in I-405 Improvement Project
  • Senior Mobility Program guidelines revised
  • Construction management firm selected for Passing Siding Project
  • Mobile ticketing closer to fruition

March 14, 2016

Meeting of March 14, 2016

  • OCTA receives grant for active transportation plan
  • Bus service added to Angels Express lineup
  • OCTA offering $20 million for bikeway projects
  • Board approves cooperative agreements with cities for I-405 Improvement Project
  • Board receives quarterly Measure M update

February 22, 2016

Meeting of February 22, 2016

  • Employees of the Month for February honored
  • Quarterly Transit Update Shows Safety on Target
  • 2016 Bus Service Plan approved
  • CEO Johnson announces 2016 initiatives to support board strategies

February 8, 2016

Meeting of February 8, 2016

  • Employees of the Year for 2015 honored
  • Board receives capital programs update
  • Call for projects aims to improve water quality
  • Board reviews 2015 accomplishments

January 25, 2016

Meeting of January 25, 2016

  • Board recognizes Employees of the Month for January
  • OCTA board strategic initiatives announced
  • Board receives OC Bus 360° update
  • Harbor Corridor Study nears end of phase one

January 11, 2016

Meeting of January 11, 2016

  • New OCTA Board Chair and Vice Chair appointed
  • Year-end Report Summarizes 2015 Accomplishments
  • OCTA to Participate in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Bus Demonstration