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The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is Orange County’s primary transportation agency. OCTA was formed in 1991 through the consolidation of seven separate transportation agencies. A 17-member Board of Directors governs OCTA with the Caltrans District Director serving as the 18th member in an ex-officio capacity. Strategic Plan OCTA has created a five-year Strategic Plan which outlines current and future challenges and opportunities. The Strategic Plan also provides unity and clarity in implementing goals in keeping with OCTA’s Vision and Mission. Our Vision To create an integrated and balanced transportation system that supports the diverse travel needs and reflects the character of Orange County. Our Mission To develop and deliver transportation solutions to enhance the quality of life and keep Orange County moving. OCTA Values In our daily activities we strive to uphold our five core values: Integrity • Customer Focus • Can-Do Spirit • Communication • Teamwork

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OCTA’s focus is on improving Orange County’s transportation system. OCTA keeps Orange County moving with the following programs and services: • • • • • • • • • •

Bus transit service Metrolink rail service 91 Express Lanes toll facility Funding for freeway improvements Street and road improvement grants Vanpool subsidies Rideshare options Freeway Service Patrol Taxi administration program Administering Measure M2, Orange County’s local half-cent transportation sales tax • Long-range planning

OCTA provides countywide bus service for Orange County. OCTA buses operate on local, community, rail-connector, and express bus routes. OCTA Bus Facts* First year of service.................................................. 1972 Number of routes........................................................ 76 Number of buses................................546 active vehicles Number of bus stops........................................... 6,200+ Annual passenger boardings........................ 52.5 million Revenue Vehicle Hours (RVH)......................... 1.5 million Average cost per RVH......................................$123.24** Subsidy per boarding..........................................$2.75** On-time performance...........................................90.1% *For fiscal year 2011-2012 **Unaudited figure

OCTA has 1,567 employees and an annual budget of $1.1 billion*

OCTA offers two easy ways to pay bus fares. Riders can pay in cash (sorry - no pennies accepted) or with a convenient pass.

Pass Regular Fare

Cash Fares: Local Routes Regular $1.50 Seniors (60 & older) & persons w/ disabilities $0.60 ACCESS eligible $0.25

One-Day 7-Day 30-Day

Cash Fares: Express Routes Routes 701, 721, 794 Regular $4.50 Seniors (60 & older) & persons w/ disabilities $4.00 Routes 757, 758 Regular $3.00 Seniors (60 & older) & persons w/ disabilities $2.70

*For fiscal year 2011-2012

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$4.00 $20.00 $55.00

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Seniors (60 & older) & Persons with Disabilities Fare $1.25 $6.50 $18.00

Youth Fare

$33.00

Bus passes are available: • On the bus (One-Day Pass only) • Online @ octa.net/passsales • By phone at 714-560-5932 • At Orange County Ralph’s, Vons, Pavilions and Northgate markets • At the OCTA Store, 550 S. Main Street, Orange • At over 100 Orange County pass sales locations • At colleges for 75-day quarter or 120-day semester C-Pass • At Cal State Fullerton, UCI and Chapman universities for U-Pass • At Orange County employers for annual E-Pass

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ACCESS

Metrolink

Measure M2

M2020 Expediting Mobility

OCTA provides bus service for persons with disabilities. It’s a shared ride service called ACCESS.

OCTA plans, funds and administers Metrolink rail service in Orange County.

Paratransit Facts* ACCESS fare one-way............................................. $2.70 Number of buses................................248 active vehicles Annual passenger boardings.......................... 1.3 million Revenue Vehicle Hours (RVH)............................. 628,052 Average cost per RVH........................................$76.65** Subsidy per boarding........................................$33.99** On-time performance...........................................93.3%

Orange County Metrolink Facts* Miles of track............................................................... 68 Number of lines............................................................ 3 Number of stations..................................................... 11 Weekday trains........................................................... 48 Weekend trains............................................................. 6 Average weekday ridership.................................. 16,341 (including Rail 2 Rail) Average subsidy per passenger.............................. $7.67 Annual passenger boardings.......................... 4.2 million

OCTA administers Measure M2 (M2), the extension of Measure M1 approved by voters in 2006 for an additional 30 years until 2041. M2 is funded by a half-cent transportation sales tax and is estimated to generate $15.5 billion* over 30 years.

Following the completion of the M2 Early Action Plan (EAP) in 2012, OCTA developed the M2020 Plan. This new plan sets a course for more than $5 billion in M2 freeway, street and road, transit, and environmental projects and programs that can be delivered on an expedited schedule between now and 2020.

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*For fiscal year 2011-2012 **Unaudited figure

Passengers must meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) eligibility and be certified by OCTA. Reservation hours: To schedule an Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. ACCESS ride, call: Saturday, Sunday, Holidays (714) 560-5888 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (949) 857-7188 (877) 628-2232 For TDD: (800) 564-4232

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*For fiscal year 2011-2012 Fares are based on distance travelled. Tickets available from Ticket Vending Machines at stations.

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*Revenue estimate as of June 30, 2012.

M2 improvements include: • Freeway upgrades: Add capacity and improve I-5, I-405, SR-91, SR-55, SR-57, and local interchanges on SR-22 and I-605. • Streets and roads improvements: Maintain streets, fix potholes, repave roads, improve intersections and widen city streets and county roads. Synchronize traffic signals on major arterials countywide. • Transit enhancements: Provide for higher frequency Metrolink service, transit extensions to Metrolink, Metrolink gateways to high-speed rail systems, mobility choices for seniors and persons with disabilities, community based transit circulators and safe transit stops. • Environmental improvements: Streamline permitting of freeway projects through comprehensive mitigation and improve overall water quality in the county from transportation-generated pollution.

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M2020 Objectives – By 2020 • Deliver 14 M2 freeway construction projects. • Ensure remaining nine M2 freeway projects are environmentally cleared making them shelf ready so if additional state, federal or local dollars become available the projects can move forward. • Invest nearly $1.2 billion of funding for street and road improvements. • Synchronize 2,000 signals on major arterials countywide. • Expand Metrolink commuter rail capacity and service, improve train stations, make railroad crossings safer and fund fixed guideways.

• Ensure continued investment/protection in comprehensive mitigation of the environmental impacts of M2 freeway improvements. • Provide up to $58 million for equipment and upgrades to existing catch basins to prevent the flow of roadside trash and to improve water quality resulting from transportation-generated pollution.

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Orange County Transportation Authority 550 South Main Street P.O. Box 14184 Orange, CA 92863-1584 (714) 560-OCTA (6282) www.octa.net Published September 2012 Figures for the period July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012

Freeways

Streets & Roads

Motorist Services

Bikeways

Share the Ride

Vanpool

91 Express Lanes

Contact Information

OCTA plans and funds improvements for Orange County’s 141 miles of freeways. Funding sources include the Measure M2 half-cent sales tax, state and federal funds.

OCTA administers funding programs under M2 to help cities maintain streets, improve intersections and coordinate traffic signals. OCTA also administers regional streets and roads improvement projects.

OCTA provides a variety of services for motorists in Orange County. OCTA also regulates taxi operations.

OCTA supports and helps fund the development of a seamless bikeways network in Orange County. OCTA also provides bikeways maps for Orange County cyclists.

OCTA’s Share the Ride program helps individual commuters and employers meet air quality regulations while promoting alternatives to single occupancy vehicle travel.

OCTA’s Vanpool Program provides a cost-effective commute option. The program is available to employers and individuals. To encourage a greener commute, OCTA provides a $400 per month subsidy for qualifying vanpools to offset costs.

OCTA owns and operates the 91 Express Lanes toll facility, which OCTA purchased in 2003. With the purchase, OCTA turned the private for-profit enterprise into a public asset.

Bikeways Facts • More than 1,000 miles of bikeways • Three bikeways classes: Class I = off-street paved bike paths Class II = on-street striped and signed bike lanes Class III = on-street shared-lane signed bike routes

OCTA commuter services: • Identifying transportation alternatives • Bus and rail trip planning • Carpool matching • Vanpool subsidies • Bikeways information

Vanpool Qualifications: • Originate in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, or San Bernardino County with worksite in Orange County • Open to the public • Vanpool service provider under contract with OCTA

• OCTA promotes bikeways by: – Identifying regional priorities for implementing new bikeways by local jurisdictions. – Providing funding through competitive calls for projects. – Facilitating bikeways planning between jurisdictions. – Planning and participating in bicycling events.

OCTA services for employers: • Employee bus and rail pass programs • Vanpool subsidies • Free assistance with Average Vehicle Ridership calculation • Help meeting regional air quality requirements • Free Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) training and SCAQMD* certification classes • Help promoting onsite rideshare activities

Vanpool Facts* Number of vans in program ............................................. 408 Number of employer worksites ................................ .........103 Passengers carried per day ............................................ 2,672 Average mileage per day ............. ...................................... 71 Cars removed from roads by each vanpool ........................ 5.6 Revenue vehicle hours per month ................................14,332 Monthly vehicle miles saved (in millions) ......................... 2.7 Subsidy per passenger trip ........................................... $1.70

General Information (714) 560-OCTA (6282) Bus Information From Central & North Orange County (714) 636-RIDE (7433) From South Orange County (949) 636-RIDE (7433) From Riverside and Corona (800) 636-RIDE (7433) TDD for the Hearing Impaired (714) 636-HEAR (4327) ACCESS Service (877) OCTA-ADA (628-2232) Questions about eligibility (714) 560-5956 For the Hearing Impaired (TDD) (800) 564-4ADA (4232) To purchase a bus pass (714) 560-5932 Riders’ Alert Hotline (714) 636-RIDE (7433), press 1 Customer Relations (714) 636-RIDE (7433), press 2 Lost and Found (714) 636-RIDE (7433), press 3 Commuter Solutions/ (714) 636-RIDE (7433), press 4 Rideshare Information Vanpool Information (714) 560-5588 Speakers Bureau (714) 560-5697 Construction Hotline (800) 724-0353

*South Coast Air Quality Management District

*For fiscal year 2011-2012

Freeway Improvement Projects • I-5 between SR-55 and SR-57 (M2) • I-5 between SR-55 and El Toro “Y” (M2) • I-5 south of El Toro “Y” (M2) • I-5 local interchange upgrades (M2) • SR-22 access improvements (M2) • SR-55 access improvements (M2) • SR-57 between Orangethorpe and Lambert (M2) • SR-57 between Katella and Lincoln (M2) • SR-91 between I-5 and SR-57 (M2) • SR-91 between SR-57 and SR-55 (M2) • SR-91 between SR-55 and County Line (M2) • I-405 between I-605 and SR-55 (M2) • I-405 between SR-55 and I-5 (M2) • I-605 improvements (M2) • West County Connectors linking HOV lanes on SR-22 with I-405 and I-605

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Streets and Roads Facts • More than 7,300 miles of roadways • M2 Regional Capacity Program provides a funding source for future roadway improvements • M2 Local Fair Share Program provides funding for local agencies to maintain and improve streets • M2 Regional Traffic Signal Synchronization Program implementing 17 corridor-based projects • Additional 24 signal synchronization projects to be implemented by mid-2013 • Seven major grade separation projects in progress along Orangethorpe corridor

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Motorist Services • More than 600 emergency call boxes on freeways and highways • Free assistance with the Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) • 511 traffic, transit and commuter information, and motorist aid Additional Services • Removing abandoned vehicles with the Service Authority for Abandoned Vehicles (SAAV) • Issuing taxi company, vehicle and driver permits through the Orange County Taxi Administration Program (OCTAP)

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91 Express Lanes Facts • Fully automated, four-lane toll road • 10 miles long from the SR-55 to the Riverside County line • Congestion management pricing adjusts tolls by number of vehicles on the road at any given time • Customer Assistance Patrol tow trucks help motorists in need • Revenue in excess of operating costs goes toward improving the SR-91 corridor Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Facts • Total vehicle volume ............................... 11,944,555 • Total customer accounts .............................. 112,473 • Transponders assigned to accounts ............. 167,329

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