The Orange County Transportation Authority’s (OCTA) plans for the future could give public transportation in the county’s north and central areas a boost, including the possibility of two streetcar routes along north Harbor Boulevard and Westminster Avenue.
Bus ridership on north and central Orange County routes overhauled last year by the Orange County Transportation Authority has increased by nearly 20 percent, according to report presented Thursday to the board’s transit committee.
Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) managers secretly lowered performance standards for a bus contractor with a history of late buses and missed trips, effectively making the contractor look better in monthly performance reports.
On June 20, Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks (FHBP) and the Orange County Transportation Agency celebrate the dedication of 1,300 acres of permanently preserved lands. Melanie Schlotterbeck writes that it’s a culmination, noting that activist leaders took the long view in 2000 in creating the Green Vision Map that highlighted lands in Orange County that needed to be protected along with a leadership role by partnering with the OCTA to conserve lands through Measure M2, the county half-cent sales tax.