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Next 10 Delivery Plan

Keeping the Promise

The OCTA Board of Directors (Board) approved the OC Go Next 10 Delivery Plan (Next 10 Plan) on November 14, 2016, to set priorities and funding commitments over a ten-year period from fiscal year (FY) 2016-17 through FY 2025-26. This comprehensive and balanced plan was developed to ensure that the promises made in the 30 year OC Go Transportation Investment Plan (OC Go Plan) can continue to be delivered in concert with changes in economic conditions and revenue projections.

On October 26, 2020, the Board received the 2020 OC Go sales tax forecast of $11.6 billion (through 2041), which reflects a $1.8 billion decrease from the 2019 forecast due to the economic impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To address the substantial decrease in M2 sales tax revenue, on December 14, 2020, staff presented delivery options for Board consideration and discussion. The Board directed staff to maintain progress on near-term projects, ready additional projects for delivery, and optimize the level of debt financing that would be required to support the OC Go Plan as promised to the voters. In addition, the Board approved a shift of the Next 10 Plan timeframe to FY 2020-21 through FY 2029-30. While the Next 10 Plan sets a course for accelerated delivery through FY 2029-30, it also ensures that the entire OC Go Plan of projects and program commitments can be delivered through 2041.

On April 12, 2021, the Board approved the 2020 Next 10 Plan. As a result of OCTA’s strategic planning to date, the 2020 update continues to demonstrate that the OC Go Plan remains deliverable.

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OC Go Timeline

Since the approval of OC Go, the OCTA Board has continued to advance implementation of OC Go through the adoption of a series of early delivery plans. These early delivery plans are designed to ensure the delivery of all projects and programs through 2041 as promised to the voters. These plans also bring transportation improvements earlier to residents and commuters of Orange County, and, as appropriate, address fluctuations in sales tax revenue projections.

Five-Year Early
Action Plan (EAP)

Adopted in 2007

Completed in 2012

M2020
Plan

Adopted in 2012

Intended to go through 2020, but was cut short due to a decrease in sales tax revenue.

Next 10
Delivery Plan

Originally adopted in 2017

Revised timeframe to 2021 to 2030.

Timeline Enlarge Image
Measure M2 passed by voters (November 7, 2006). Great Recession begins (2008). M2 revenue begins (April 1, 2011). OCTA Board approves new forecasting methodology (March 28, 2016). Next 10 Plan adopted (November 2016). Early Action Plan (2007-2012). M2020 (2013-2020). M2020 ends early. Next 10 Deliver Plan (2017-2026).

Next 10 Plan Deliverables

To help improve mobility in Orange County over the next ten years, the deliverables are categorized by mode below. The progress of the Next 10 Plan will be reported every quarter as part of the OC Go Quarterly Report.

Freeways

Freeways

  • Deliver 14 freeway projects through construction.
  • Prepare remaining freeway improvement projects for delivery.
Streets and Roads

Streets and Roads

  • Provide annual competitive funding opportunities for local jurisdictions to address bottlenecks and gaps in the street system, synchronize signals, and continue flexible funding to local jurisdictions to preserve the quality of streets or for use on other transportation needs, as appropriate.
Transit

Transit

  • Maintain Metrolink service and complete two rail station improvements.
  • Complete construction, secure vehicles, begin operating the OC Streetcar; work with local jurisdictions to consider recommendations from planning studies to guide development of future high-quality transit connections.
  • Support expanded mobility choices for seniors and persons with disabilities.
  • Work with local jurisdictions to maintain successful community circulator projects and potentially provide grant opportunities for expanded or new local transit services.
  • Continue to improve the top 100 busiest transit stops to enhance the customer experience.
Environmental

Environmental

  • Ensure the ongoing preservation of purchased open space which provides comprehensive mitigation of the environmental impacts of freeway improvements and higher-value environmental benefits in exchange for streamlined project approvals.
  • Work with the Environmental Cleanup Allocation Committee to develop the next tiers of water quality programs to prevent the flow of trash, pollutants and debris into waterways from transportation facilities. In addition, focus on improving water quality on a regional scale that encourages partnerships among the local agencies as part of the Environmental Cleanup Program.

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