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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. Workshop to include a presentation from OCTA staff on 2024 Project V call process, application, and opportunity for Q&A.

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 or (714) 560-5363 for OC Go decal requests or questions.

Call Questions/Answers

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 or (714) 560-5363.


Notice to prospective applicants: OCTA is aware of errors with OCFundtracker preventing submitting of applications. Successful submission will include entering project information online and providing a physical copy. Upon receiving documents, OCTA will follow up via email to confirm receipt. If you have any questions, please contact Adrian Salazar, Senior Transportation Funding Analyst

OCTA has released a revision to Supplemental Application (excel) version 1.02 to address the following:

V1.02 (1/12/24)

  • Various auto calculation fields including fare collected (Section C) and average cost per revenue vehicle hour (Section H).

V1.01 (1/5/24)

  • There was a discrepancy between the calculation of fares / revenues collected in Section C vs Section E. The calculation of fares collected requires input from Section H, including annualized ridership years in operation funded through this 2024 CFP.
  • Refinements were made to formulas and annotations in margins to distinguish calculation of the average fare collected per year (Section C), vs the cumulative fare collected during the life of the grant (Section E).