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OCTA Newsletter   |   October 20, 2023
Every year, OCTA shares information with graduate students at UCI’s Institute of Transportation Studies, an organized research unit established to foster research, education, and training in the field of transportation. Recently, students learned about projects and services that are part of OCTA’s balanced and sustainable transportation plan, including the I-405 Improvement Project, OC Streetcar, the Youth Ride Free and College Pass Programs and sustainability efforts including track stabilization and the zero emission bus program.
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Darrell E. Johnson

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Two Public Opportunities to Expand & Enhance Public Transportation

OCTA will conduct a webinar and survey to educate and gather feedback on the 2024 OC Transit Vision Master Plan.

Students at UCI’s Institute of Transportation Studies Learn about OCTA

CEO Darrell Johnson provided an overview of OCTA, reviewed aspects of transportation planning and highlighted major projects.

OCTA Shares Information at Leading Transit Industry Conference

The CEO invited attendees to next year’s APTA conference in Anaheim, hosted by OCTA.

More than 1600 Visit OCTA Booth during Popular Moon Festival

Adults learned about public transportation options and projects while children participated in fun activities.

Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner Trains Are Now Operating with Renewable Diesel

In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the trains use renewable diesel made from raw materials like cooking oil.

Metrolink Sees Highest Single-Day Ridership Since 2020

In honor of California Clean Air Day, more than 26,000 riders capitalized on free fares across Metrolink’s entire 545-mile system, including Orange County.

Freeways & Streets
Carpool Lanes to Temporarily Close for 405 Express Lanes Testing

The existing carpool lanes within the project limits will be closed Oct. 26 & Nov. 2.

More than 150 Dogs & Trainers Practice Riding OC Buses

OCTA conducts one of the only programs in the country that pairs service animals and their trainers with experience riding public transportation.

OC Bus Riders Upgraded to Premium Version of Transit App

OC Bus riders can travel farther, get more exercise and help the environment by bringing their bikes (including e-bikes) to continue their journeys.

Transportation Options Abound in Laguna Beach

OC Bus and OC Go-funded trolleys help visitors and locals enjoy the activity-packed town without relying on cars.

Metrolink Launches Pass that Lets Students Ride Free

The pilot program allows students with valid school identification to obtain a pass at no charge and ride anywhere on the Metrolink system for free.

Rideshare & Active
It’s Easier than Ever to Form a Vanpool

OCTA has permanently reduced the required occupancy to make it easier to form one of these super carpools.

Pedestrian Safety Is a Year-round Concern

Here are some tips for all travelers to remember during National Pedestrian Safety Month and throughout the year.

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