Orange County Transportation Authority

News and Media

media inquiries

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Media Relations Department works with local, state, national and online news organizations to provide information about the agency’s programs, projects, services and policies.

Among other duties, the Media Relations Department is responsible for responding to media inquiries, issuing press releases, updating social media channels and assisting in public records requests.

The Media Relations Department also monitors, tracks and analyzes newspapers, magazines, radio, television, online sources and social media for news and commentary related to OCTA and the public transportation sector.

OCTA’s Media Relations Department operates on a daily basis with three overarching principles:

  • Accessibility
  • Responsiveness
  • Transparency

For media inquiries, please contact OCTA’s Media Relations staff:

Joel Zlotnik
Joel Zlotnik
Media Relations Officer

Eric Carpenter
Eric Carpenter
Media Relations Specialist