Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)

Orange, CA 92863

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About Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is a multi-modal transportation agency serving Orange County.

Contact

550 South Main Street
P.O. Box 14184
Orange, CA 92863
United States
http://www.octa.net
714.560.6282

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The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is a multi-modal transportation agency serving Orange County. We keep Orange County moving with countywide bus and paratransit service, Metrolink rail service, the 91 Express Lanes toll facility, freeway, street and road improvement projects, motorist aid services and by regulating taxi operations.

OCTA began in 1991 with the consolidation of seven separate transportation agencies. By increasing efficiency and eliminating duplicate functions, we save county taxpayers millions of dollars.

An 18-member Board of Directors governs OCTA. The Board consists of 5 county supervisors, 10 city members, 2 public members and the Director of the Department of Transportation District 12 (Caltrans) as a non-voting member.

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Infrastructure

OCTA, Metrolink begin construction of catchment wall at Mariposa Point in San Clemente

Feb. 29, 2024
The 200-foot-long wall, which will stabilize the slope above the rail line, will be completed in mid-March with passenger rail service anticipated to return by late March or ...
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Infrastructure

California Transportation Commission awards OCTA $7.2 million to construct catchment wall at Mariposa Point in San Clemente

Feb. 20, 2024
The catchment wall will protect the track from soil and debris from a privately owned slope that slid into the rail right of way in late January.
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Management

OCTA outlines 2024 initiatives

Feb. 14, 2024
OCTA's leadership has outlined initiatives in the 2024 Board and CEO Strategic Initiatives and Action Plan to provide an enhanced transportation network.
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Infrastructure

OCTA, Metrolink and State/local Partners move forward with barrier wall to protect rail line from landslide

Feb. 6, 2024
In response to a recent landslide in the OCTA service area, the agency is moving forward with plans for a barrier wall to protect tracks from sliding land in San Clemente near...
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Fare Collection

OCTA selects INIT to develop rider validation system for OC Bus System

Oct. 26, 2023
The five-year, $11.6-million contract has the goal of enhancing the passenger experience, optimizing the fare payment process and ensuring flexibility to accommodate evolving ...
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OCTA puts on another semi-annual Service Animal Training day in Anaheim
OCTA puts on another semi-annual Service Animal Training day in Anaheim
OCTA puts on another semi-annual Service Animal Training day in Anaheim
OCTA puts on another semi-annual Service Animal Training day in Anaheim
OCTA puts on another semi-annual Service Animal Training day in Anaheim
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OCTA hosts semi-annual Service Animal Training day in Anaheim

Oct. 18, 2023
The day allows dogs training to serve people with special needs practice with distractions and loud noises.
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Management

OCTA welcomes 24 new Teen Council members

Sept. 22, 2023
Teen Council, which first formed in 2015, allows young and diverse members of the community, ages 13 to 18, the opportunity to provide valuable insight on transportation programs...
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Iteris Awarded $1.3 Million Contract by the City of La Habra for a Regional Smart Mobility Initiative.
Iteris Awarded $1.3 Million Contract by the City of La Habra for a Regional Smart Mobility Initiative.
Iteris Awarded $1.3 Million Contract by the City of La Habra for a Regional Smart Mobility Initiative.
Iteris Awarded $1.3 Million Contract by the City of La Habra for a Regional Smart Mobility Initiative.
Iteris Awarded $1.3 Million Contract by the City of La Habra for a Regional Smart Mobility Initiative.
Technology

La Habra, Calif., awards Iteris contract for traffic signal synchronization project

Aug. 24, 2023
The project will involve 136 intersections as is part of OCTA’s Regional Traffic Signal Synchronization Program.
Management

OCTA Board of Directors approves $1.7 billion FY23 budget

June 14, 2023
The budget represents a $48 million increase over FY22’s budget; the budget will help make significant investments in public transit and makes improvements to Orange County’s ...
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OCTA Board approves $57 billion Directors 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan

June 6, 2023
The plan establishes transportation priorities and addresses five key factors likely to influence planning for the next 20 years.

Articles & News

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Infrastructure

Rail service on San Clemente tracks suspended for fifth time in three years due to landslide

Jan. 29, 2024
OCTA and Metrolink are working to clear the tracks after debris from the hillside slope along the Mariposa Trail Bridge in San Clemente had fallen onto the right of way and rail...
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The wall built to protect the rail line below the Casa Romantica slope.
The wall built to protect the rail line below the Casa Romantica slope.
The wall built to protect the rail line below the Casa Romantica slope.
The wall built to protect the rail line below the Casa Romantica slope.
The wall built to protect the rail line below the Casa Romantica slope.
Infrastructure

Orange County Transportation Authority moving forward study to keep coastal trains operating safely

Aug. 16, 2023
The authority selected HDR to conduct Phase 1 of a two-phase study looking at ways to protect the coastal rail line between Dana Point and San Clemente, Calif.
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Rail

Trains to run through San Clemente starting July 17

July 12, 2023
Train service has been disrupted since late April after the slope below Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens in San Clemente began to slide.
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On June 5, the slope below the Casa Romantica Cultural Center in San Clemente, Calif., moved significantly with debris, dirt and a tree entering the right of way of the rail line at the bottom of the slope.
On June 5, the slope below the Casa Romantica Cultural Center in San Clemente, Calif., moved significantly with debris, dirt and a tree entering the right of way of the rail line at the bottom of the slope.
On June 5, the slope below the Casa Romantica Cultural Center in San Clemente, Calif., moved significantly with debris, dirt and a tree entering the right of way of the rail line at the bottom of the slope.
On June 5, the slope below the Casa Romantica Cultural Center in San Clemente, Calif., moved significantly with debris, dirt and a tree entering the right of way of the rail line at the bottom of the slope.
On June 5, the slope below the Casa Romantica Cultural Center in San Clemente, Calif., moved significantly with debris, dirt and a tree entering the right of way of the rail line at the bottom of the slope.
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San Clemente slope slide causing rail service problems again

June 15, 2023
The slope below the Casa Romantica Cultural Center experienced a significant slide in early June that has stopped passenger rail service indefinitely.
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Metrolink and Pacific Surfliner passenger trains resumed service May 27 through San Clemente following emergency slope stabilization repairs on the slope below Casa Romantica Cultural Center.
Metrolink and Pacific Surfliner passenger trains resumed service May 27 through San Clemente following emergency slope stabilization repairs on the slope below Casa Romantica Cultural Center.
Metrolink and Pacific Surfliner passenger trains resumed service May 27 through San Clemente following emergency slope stabilization repairs on the slope below Casa Romantica Cultural Center.
Metrolink and Pacific Surfliner passenger trains resumed service May 27 through San Clemente following emergency slope stabilization repairs on the slope below Casa Romantica Cultural Center.
Metrolink and Pacific Surfliner passenger trains resumed service May 27 through San Clemente following emergency slope stabilization repairs on the slope below Casa Romantica Cultural Center.
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OCTA, Metrolink, Amtrak trains return to service through north San Clemente

May 30, 2023
Passenger train operations had been suspended in the area north of the San Clemente Pier after slope movement occurred in late April.
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The slope north of the San Clemente Pier dropped 20 feet last week causing rail traffic below the slope to halt while the slope movement is monitored and
The slope north of the San Clemente Pier dropped 20 feet last week causing rail traffic below the slope to halt while the slope movement is monitored and
The slope north of the San Clemente Pier dropped 20 feet last week causing rail traffic below the slope to halt while the slope movement is monitored and
The slope north of the San Clemente Pier dropped 20 feet last week causing rail traffic below the slope to halt while the slope movement is monitored and
The slope north of the San Clemente Pier dropped 20 feet last week causing rail traffic below the slope to halt while the slope movement is monitored and
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OCTA, Metrolink, Amtrak suspend rail service due to threat of slope movement at second San Clemente location

The slope north of San Clemente Pier dropped 20 feet last week and was found to have moved another five to 10 feet closer to tracks the morning of April 28, which prompted a halt...
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Crews installed more than 200 ground anchors, each 130 feet long, to stop the privately owned slope adjacent to the tracks from moving and stabilizing the track.
Crews installed more than 200 ground anchors, each 130 feet long, to stop the privately owned slope adjacent to the tracks from moving and stabilizing the track.
Crews installed more than 200 ground anchors, each 130 feet long, to stop the privately owned slope adjacent to the tracks from moving and stabilizing the track.
Crews installed more than 200 ground anchors, each 130 feet long, to stop the privately owned slope adjacent to the tracks from moving and stabilizing the track.
Crews installed more than 200 ground anchors, each 130 feet long, to stop the privately owned slope adjacent to the tracks from moving and stabilizing the track.
Maintenance

All trains to return to tracks in Orange and San Diego counties following slope stabilization

April 11, 2023
OCTA has been performing emergency repairs along track south of San Clemente that has interrupted passenger train movement for nearly six months.
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OCTA will continue to perform emergency repairs on a 700-foot section of track in San Clemente through early April.
OCTA will continue to perform emergency repairs on a 700-foot section of track in San Clemente through early April.
OCTA will continue to perform emergency repairs on a 700-foot section of track in San Clemente through early April.
OCTA will continue to perform emergency repairs on a 700-foot section of track in San Clemente through early April.
OCTA will continue to perform emergency repairs on a 700-foot section of track in San Clemente through early April.
Rail

OCTA Board approves RFP for study to examine longer-term south coast stability solutions

March 15, 2023
The $2 million study will assess existing and future risks, as well as identify challenges to the maintenance and operations of rail service along the coastal rail line through...
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OCTA's contractor installed the first row of ground anchors in late January with work on a second row expected to be completed in March.
OCTA's contractor installed the first row of ground anchors in late January with work on a second row expected to be completed in March.
OCTA's contractor installed the first row of ground anchors in late January with work on a second row expected to be completed in March.
OCTA's contractor installed the first row of ground anchors in late January with work on a second row expected to be completed in March.
OCTA's contractor installed the first row of ground anchors in late January with work on a second row expected to be completed in March.
Infrastructure

OCTA closer to finishing San Clemente emergency work; lays out framework for longer-term solutions for the rail line

Feb. 28, 2023
OCTA proposed a two-phased study, totaling an estimated $7 million, to assess and understand erosion, as well as longer-term options to maintain rail service along the coast.
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Management

OCTA service to continue through negotiations

Nov. 9, 2022
The authority and its union are scheduled to resume negotiations this week following a 96-hour strike that lifted Sunday so transit dependent riders could access voting centers...

Videos & Resources

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A Movie Trailer: OC Fair Express Mobile Ticketing App

July 27, 2016
OCTA highlighted the easy of using their fare mobile app, creatively portraying it as a movie trailer, spotlighting riders taking it to the popular OC Fair Express Fair.

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Management

Damon Blythe named OCTA director of bus operations

May 26, 2023
Blythe will lead the oversight of day-to-day bus operations and bus operations support, as well as specialized transportation services, including the OC ACCESS paratransit group...
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Paratransit

OCTA’s OC ACCESS paratransit service resumes full service

May 22, 2023
The return to full service occurs two weeks after OC ACCESS drivers went on strike May 3 during the negotiations of a new contract between the drivers and Transdev.
Bus

Keolis Transit signs four-year contract with Orange County Transportation Authority

The Orange County Transportation Authority Board unanimously voted to approve the contract into 2027, promoting further expansion of Keolis transit operations in Southern California...
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Safety & Security

OCTA holds training for local fire and law enforcement agencies

April 7, 2023
The training helped first responders understand potential hazards involving OC Bus vehicles and components when responding to incidents.
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OCTA to change contractors in June for OC Bus fixed-route service

March 27, 2023
The new contractors, Keolis Transit Services, LLC, will take over from First Transit and operate up to 40 percent of the OC Bus fixed-route service while allowing for additional...
Management

OCTA returns nearly $12 million in locally generated sales tax dollars to improve local streets

Feb. 15, 2023
The funds come from Measure M and is distributed every two months using a formula based on each jurisdiction’s population, sales tax generated and number of street miles.
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OCTA honors its 2022 Outstanding Employees of the Year

Feb. 13, 2023
The three individuals represent coach operations, maintenance and administration and were recognized for their dedicated public service throughout 2022.
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Infrastructure

Anaheim Canyon Metrolink station nearing completion

Jan. 31, 2023
The station is part of a long-awaited improvement project to facilitate a more efficient, comfortable rail experience for passengers traveling through north Orange County.
Rail

OCTA stops slope movement and stabilizes tracks in south San Clemente

Jan. 24, 2023
The track had moved as much as 28 inches between September 2021 and September 2022 because of storm surge and sand erosion on the coastal side and the gradually sliding hillside...