Mobility hubs improve connectivity and convenience by allowing people to easily switch between transportation services including bus, bike and e-scooters, ridesharing, and rail. They can also offer supporting amenities, such as electric charging stations, secured bike storage, or seating. These hubs are generally located at activity centers near employment, housing, shopping, recreation and other essential destinations and integrated into neighborhoods.
The Orange County Mobility Hub Study explored how mobility hubs might benefit Orange County residents and visitors, how they could be planned and designed, and identified a potential network of locations. This strategy served as an opportunity to improve connectivity and increase sustainable transportation options throughout the county while addressing traffic congestion and pollution caused by vehicle emissions.
In 2018, OCTA finalized the OC Transit Vision (Transit Master Plan), a 20-year plan for the future of Orange County’s public transit system. The Transit Master Plan identified the need for easier connections to transit routes, improvements to walking and biking access, as well as park-and-rides. The Mobility Hubs Study helped address these needs.
Through this study, OCTA identified communities that could benefit most from mobility hubs and developed a strategy for locating and designing mobility hubs across Orange County. Conceptual mobility hub designs will be developed for priority locations and potential implementation during a later phase.