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OC Streetcar Team Hits the Streets for Community Events

ORANGE –The public is invited to visit the OC Streetcar information booth at any of four community events in the month of August to talk with project staff members who will distribute information and discuss the upcoming project.

Events for the month of August include:

·       4 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 1 - Santa Ana Police Department National Night Out (Adams Park, 2130 S. Raitt St. in Santa Ana).

·       6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 3 - Garden Grove Free Summer Concert Series (Eastgate Park, 12001 St. Mark Street in Garden Grove).

·       7 to 10 p.m. on Aug. 5 - Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk (207 N. Broadway Ave. in Santa Ana).

·       10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 13 - Downtown Santa Ana Farmer’s Market (222 W. 2nd St. in Santa Ana).

The OC Streetcar, scheduled to begin construction in 2018, will be Orange County’s first modern electric streetcar, serving Santa Ana and Garden Grove. The project, largely funded by Measure M, the county’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements, is being led by the Orange County Transportation Authority.

The OC Streetcar will run on a 4.2-mile route from the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center, up Santa Ana Boulevard and Fourth Street and along the Pacific Electric right-of-way to Harbor Boulevard in Garden Grove.

The streetcar and will provide convenient access to important job centers in Santa Ana such as county and local government offices and courthouses in the Civic Center. The OC Streetcar route will also connect with 18 of OCTA’s busiest bus routes and Metrolink commuter rail.

The system is expected to carry up to 7,300 daily passengers and is scheduled to begin operations in 2020.

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