Community Based Circulators Program
The Community Based Transit Circulator Program (Project V) provides Measure M2 (M2) funding for local transit services, which complement regional transit.
The Comprehensive Transportation Funding Programs (CTFP) is the mechanism by which the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) administers competitive funding for streets and roads projects. The CTFP allocates funds through an annual competitive call for projects (call) based on guidelines and scoring criteria approved by the OCTA Board of Directors (Board). The CTFP guidelines identify procedures and requirements that local agencies must satisfy to apply for M2 funding and how project applications are evaluated. These guidelines were first approved by the OCTA Board on March 22, 2010, and are updated as needed to initiate a Project V call cycle.
2024 Call Overview
In April 2024, OCTA requested letters of interest for a future round of Project V funding. Responses were received from 18 eligible local agencies with these findings reported to the OCTA Board on August 14, 2023. At that meeting, the OCTA Board directed staff to develop and evaluate potential revisions for the Project V CTFP guidelines in support of a 2024 call.
The revisions and the request to authorize a fifth call since M2 inception are anticipated to be presented to the OCTA Board in late 2023.
2024 Call Schedule
Key dates and deadlines
|Guidelines Stakeholder Meeting||Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 1:30pm|
|Transit Vendor Fair||Monday, October 30, 2023 at 10:30am (Online)|
|Call Issuance||Monday, November 13, 2023|
|Application Workshop||Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 10:00am (Online)|
|Application Deadline||Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 5:00pm|
|Final Resolutions Adopted by Governing Body Due to OCTA||Thursday, February 15, 2024|
|Funding Recommendations Presented to OCTA Board||Spring 2024|
|2024 Project V Funds Allocated*||July 1, 2024|
*Earliest date projects can be programmed for the 2024 call.
Transit Vendor Fair
OCTA held the Transit Vendor Fair virtually on Monday, October 30, 2023. The vendor fair materials can be accessed here and in the resources below.
2024 CTFP Call Workshop
Scheduled for Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 10:00am. Workshop to include a presentation from OCTA staff on 2024 Project V call process, application, and opportunity for Q&A. Please register at zoom link below.
2024 CTFP Guidelines
The OCFundtracker database can be accessed here.
The OCFundtracker training manual can be downloaded here. Please contact OCTA staff if you require additional training on the database.
OC Go Branding for Project V Services
For all awarded services, local agencies are required to visibly display M2 OC Go logo decals on the vehicles in accordance with OCTA specifications regarding sizing, placement, and furnishing of decals, as well as on marketing and related service publication materials, including software applications.
Note: Updated guidance for OC Go project signage requirements anticipated summer 2024.
Please contact Adrian Salazar at email@example.com or (714) 560-5363 for OC Go decal requests or questions.
For questions regarding the call or if you would like to schedule a one-on-one meeting to discuss an application or proposed project, please contact Adrian Salazar at firstname.lastname@example.org or (714) 560-5363.