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 9, 2023, the Board received the 2023 OC Go sales tax forecast of $14.8 billion (through 2041), which reflects a -1.3 percent, or a $200 million decrease from the 2022 forecast. Sales tax collections for FY 2022-23 grew by 3.35 percent to $439 million, which is the highest annual sales tax collection for M2. While the Next 10 Plan sets a course for accelerated delivery through FY 2031-32, it also ensures that the entire OC Go Plan of projects and program commitments can be delivered through 2041.
On November 13, 2023, the Board approved the 2023 Next 10 Plan that spans FY 2022-23 to FY 2031-32. The intent to shift the timeframe is for the Next 10 Plan to be a living document with delivery timeframes shifted every two years to ensure revenue and project information stay current. As a result of OCTA’s strategic planning to date, the 2023 update continues to demonstrate that the OC Go Plan remains deliverable.
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.
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.
- Deliver 14 freeway projects through construction.
- Prepare remaining freeway improvement projects for delivery.
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.
- Maintain Metrolink service and complete one rail station improvement project.
- 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.
- 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.