State Route 91 (SR-91) is a transportation corridor with strategic value and local, regional and national significance. Every day, the SR-91 connects hundreds of thousands of commuters living in Riverside County with employment centers in Orange County, and vice-versa.
The ability to efficiently move people, goods and services is critical for the sustained economic growth and quality of life in Orange County. Due to rapid growth in both residential development and employment, south Orange County residents are finding it increasingly difficult to avoid traffic congestion. Interstate 5 (I-5) is the main transportation corridor in the South County area. It is an eight-lane highway with traffic volumes as high as 350,000 vehicle trips per day.
As a follow up to the Orange and Los Angeles Intercounty Transportation Study that was completed in July 2008, the Southern Association of Governments (SCAG), in coordination with OCTA and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO), is conducting a study to assess the feasibility of transit service along the Pacific Electric Right of Way connecting Orange and Los Angeles Counties.
OCTA owns over 40 miles of operating railroad right-of-way in Orange County along the Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) rail corridor. In 2005, OCTA completed the Orange/Olive Grade Crossing Study, which presented a ranking of 51 at-grade rail-highway crossings (grade crossings) along the LOSSAN rail corridor, including both the Orange and Olive subdivisions.
The City of Costa Mesa (City) identified congestion on State Route 55 (SR-55)/Newport Boulevard as a significant quality of life issue for adjacent residential and business communities. As a result, the City requested that the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) together with its partner agency, the City Newport Beach, study alternative improvements to the extension of the Costa Mesa Freeway.
91 Express Lanes
OCTA Administrative Office
550 S. Main StreetOrange, CA 92868