Tags: Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)

$45 million SR-57 project now underway

Dec 02, 2011

Relief is on the way for commuters traveling on the Orange Freeway (SR-57) as the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) start work on a new lane that will help improve traffic on one of ...

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$600 million O.C. bridges program kicks off

Oct 19, 2011

$600 million O.C. bridges program kicks off

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) on Oct. 19 kicked off a nearly $600 million program that will separate street traffic from trains at seven locations in north Orange County. Known as the O.C. Bridges, the projects will eliminate the need ...

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Orange County Transportation Authority awarded $9.3 million in federal grants

Oct 17, 2011

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has been awarded $9.3 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for projects to improve transit throughout Orange County. The competitive transit grant awards were part of the DOT’s Bus Livability and State of ...

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Hundreds converge in O.C. to help get Americans back to work

Aug 31, 2011

More than 250 people came together on Aug. 31 in a first-of-its kind summit to discuss factors that create jobs and offer solutions to expediting transportation projects for America’s future, according to the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). The Jobs ...

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Santa Ana Gateway Project (I-5) named Freeway Project of the Year

Aug 08, 2011

The Santa Ana (I-5) Gateway Project that widened the last two miles of the I-5 near the Orange County line was named Freeway Project of the Year by the California Transportation Foundation, a charitable transportation organization. The California Transportation Foundation recognized ...

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Orange County Transportation Authority applauds Rep. Miller for Breaking Down Barriers Act of 2011

Aug 05, 2011

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is applauding U.S. Rep. Gary Miller (R-Calif.) for releasing the Breaking Down Barriers Act of 2011 intended to speed up the delivery of transportation projects and put hundreds of thousands of Americans to work. “In ...

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OCTA: Federal transportation bill lays tracks for more jobs

Jul 08, 2011

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) applauded congressional leaders and U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) July 8, 2011, for taking the necessary steps to invest in America’s transportation future by releasing the federal transportation reauthorization bill. The ...

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OCTA hires new exec director of government relations

Apr 14, 2011

Lance Larson joined the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) as the executive director of government relations, effective April 11. For four years, Larson served as director of legislative affairs for San Bernardino County, where he worked directly with the county’s board ...

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OCTA advances $525 million projects into construction

Dec 10, 2010

OCTA advances $525 million projects into construction

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) was a key player in 2010 in getting the Southern California economy moving by advancing more than $525 million worth of projects into construction. For every $1 billion spent on infrastructure improvements, it is estimated ...

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OCTA: Let’s speed up transportation fed process

Oct 11, 2010

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is starting a nationwide effort to create jobs and rebuild infrastructure by pushing to expedite the federal environmental process to allow vital transportation improvements to get underway. The current problem? The lengthy process to make ...

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OCTA: Let’s speed up transportation fed process

Oct 10, 2010

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is starting a nationwide effort to create jobs and rebuild infrastructure by pushing to expedite the federal environmental process to allow vital transportation improvements to get under way. The current problem? The lengthy process to ...

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Dedicating the final highway project funded by 20-year Measure M

Sep 27, 2010

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and Caltrans will hold a dedication ceremony for the completion of the I-5 Gateway project, which began in 2006, on Sept. 28 at 1:30 p.m. PT. The project has resulted  in adding two lanes in ...

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