OC Streetcar Receives $28 Million Boost From State

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Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713
Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697
Aug. 16, 2016
OC Streetcar Receives $28 Million Boost From State
California’s Cap-and-Trade Program delivers funding to improve transit options and connectivity in Orange County while reducing greenhouse gas emissions
ORANGE – Plans for Orange County’s first modern streetcar rolled forward today, thanks to a $28 million state-funded grant for projects that will boost public transit ridership and help improve the environment. The funding comes from the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA)-administered Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program, a part of the Cap-and-Trade Program, which seeks to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions through transformative rail and transit capital investments. In addition to the OC Streetcar project, the TIRCP funding will go toward the system-wide roll out of mobile ticketing, making it easier for riders to purchase fares on all OCTA services.