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    MARISSA ESPINO

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  • Creating a Transit Master Plan For Orange County

    In the coming decades, public transit is expected to have an increasing role in Orange County. Changes in demographics, environmental policy, and development will require additional transportation options for residents, employees, and visitors. Travel in Orange County is primarily by car, but what if you had some convenient and affordable transit options to get to work or to enjoy a day out? We want you to help OCTA shape the future of public transit in Orange County.

    To proactively plan for the future, OCTA is developing a comprehensive Transit Master Plan (TMP), which will be an integrated bus, rail, and paratransit plan. The TMP will serve as a vision for Orange County’s transit future, taking a high-level look at long-term transit needs throughout the County as well as important connections to transit projects from other local transit agencies. The TMP also will identify a series of corridors that could lead to smoother, more efficient journeys on public transportation options like bus rapid transit and fixed-guideway alternatives such as streetcars.

    Where we are now

    Ten draft Transit Opportunity Corridors were presented to the OCTA Board in July 2017 and will be further analyzed in the coming months. The corridors were developed based on information gathered from the State of OC Transit report and screened using the Transit Investment Framework. Click here to view the draft Transit Opportunity Corridors report.

    As part of an on-going outreach effort, a Build Your Own System Survey was created. Results of the survey are now available, representing both existing riders and non-riders. Click here to view the results of the survey.

    Your ideas are essential to create a vision that serves the needs of the people while reflecting the transit potential of Orange County. As we develop the TMP, there will be several opportunities for the general public and transportation stakeholders to participate when transit options are prioritized and transit opportunity corridors are developed. Visit here to receive updates about future online surveys and public open houses.

    Thank you for helping to create a positive future for Orange County.

    Schedule

    Fact Sheet

    Draft Transit Opportunity Corridors Report

    This report describes the initial screening of potential Transit Opportunity Corridors (TOCs) and the evaluation of possible Freeway Bus Rapid Transit (Freeway BRT) routes and stop locations for the OC Transit Vision. The TOCs are those corridors in Orange County that may merit investment in high-quality transit service, including high-capacity or rapid transit service using modes such as streetcar, bus rapid transit, or rapid bus (see the State of OC Transit report below for more information on transit modes).

    Build Your Own System Survey Results

    The Build Your Own System survey was an online, interactive exercise that asked people to prioritize among various options for improving transit service, access, and amenities and for making capital investments.

    Transit Investment Framework

    The purpose of the Transit Investment Framework was to provide guidance:

    • For OCTA to use in its decision-making processes to allocate fixed-route bus operations and bus and rail capital resources; and
    • For Orange County cities and other agencies to use in developing transit-supportive land use, street design, and other transportation policies.

    The Transit Investment Framework is based on the OC Transit Vision goals and objectives and provides a basis for the OC Transit Vision project evaluation criteria

    State of OC Transit Report

    Overview

    Creating a Transit Master Plan For Orange County

    In the coming decades, public transit is expected to have an increasing role in Orange County. Changes in demographics, environmental policy, and development will require additional transportation options for residents, employees, and visitors. Travel in Orange County is primarily by car, but what if you had some convenient and affordable transit options to get to work or to enjoy a day out? We want you to help OCTA shape the future of public transit in Orange County.

    To proactively plan for the future, OCTA is developing a comprehensive Transit Master Plan (TMP), which will be an integrated bus, rail, and paratransit plan. The TMP will serve as a vision for Orange County’s transit future, taking a high-level look at long-term transit needs throughout the County as well as important connections to transit projects from other local transit agencies. The TMP also will identify a series of corridors that could lead to smoother, more efficient journeys on public transportation options like bus rapid transit and fixed-guideway alternatives such as streetcars.

    Where we are now

    Ten draft Transit Opportunity Corridors were presented to the OCTA Board in July 2017 and will be further analyzed in the coming months. The corridors were developed based on information gathered from the State of OC Transit report and screened using the Transit Investment Framework. Click here to view the draft Transit Opportunity Corridors report.

    As part of an on-going outreach effort, a Build Your Own System Survey was created. Results of the survey are now available, representing both existing riders and non-riders. Click here to view the results of the survey.

    Your ideas are essential to create a vision that serves the needs of the people while reflecting the transit potential of Orange County. As we develop the TMP, there will be several opportunities for the general public and transportation stakeholders to participate when transit options are prioritized and transit opportunity corridors are developed. Visit here to receive updates about future online surveys and public open houses.

    Thank you for helping to create a positive future for Orange County.

    Schedule

    Documents

    Fact Sheet

    Draft Transit Opportunity Corridors Report

    This report describes the initial screening of potential Transit Opportunity Corridors (TOCs) and the evaluation of possible Freeway Bus Rapid Transit (Freeway BRT) routes and stop locations for the OC Transit Vision. The TOCs are those corridors in Orange County that may merit investment in high-quality transit service, including high-capacity or rapid transit service using modes such as streetcar, bus rapid transit, or rapid bus (see the State of OC Transit report below for more information on transit modes).

    Build Your Own System Survey Results

    The Build Your Own System survey was an online, interactive exercise that asked people to prioritize among various options for improving transit service, access, and amenities and for making capital investments.

    Transit Investment Framework

    The purpose of the Transit Investment Framework was to provide guidance:

    • For OCTA to use in its decision-making processes to allocate fixed-route bus operations and bus and rail capital resources; and
    • For Orange County cities and other agencies to use in developing transit-supportive land use, street design, and other transportation policies.

    The Transit Investment Framework is based on the OC Transit Vision goals and objectives and provides a basis for the OC Transit Vision project evaluation criteria

    State of OC Transit Report

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