A resolution approved by the city council at their Tuesday meeting advocates expansions to the route north up Harbor Blvd to Anaheim’s tourist-heavy resort district, and down Bristol St. toward John Wayne Airport.
The existing OC Streetcar project has faced scrutiny by some city and transportation officials who say the it is too expensive for its relatively short, four-mile route, when there are less expensive options like buses.
Third District County Supervisor Don Wagner vented his frustration Tuesday over tickets he says were issued by SAPD to parents dropping their high schoolers off along Santa Ana Boulevard to attend a weekend event he hosts about local government. Santa Ana City Councilman Juan Villegas fires back at Wagner over his public criticism.
Orange County transportation officials are moving ahead with more public bus service cuts to cope with a years-long ridership decline, but backed off plans to slash some bus routes after objections from riders.
OCTA officials continue to grapple with the challenge of finding ways to increase the number of people using the bus system while at the same time absorbing cuts to bus service that have triggered serious declines in ridership.