April 29, 2014
Both of the contracts with Teamsters Local 952, which represents its coach operators and maintenance employees, run through 2016 and call for no change in wages for the first year and a 4.5% increase in the second and third years, respectively.
April 15, 2014
The seven short videos are designed to entice new riders to sample the range of public transportation options available in Orange County, and take viewers along for the ride aboard vanpools, carpools, trains, buses and bikes. The series has attracted more than 6,000 unique visitors over the last three weeks.
April 8, 2014
Presenting its Recognition Awards for 2014 to MBTA’s Dr. Beverly Scott as Woman of the Year; Jeannie Lee, project manager, OCTA, as Member of the Year; Claudia Folska, PhD, Denver RTD board of directors, the Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award, and the FTA as Employer of the Year.
January 2, 2014
A series of videos, contests and social media messaging encourages riders to “Be a Safety Hero!” by watching four short bus safety videos and taking a quiz. Their responses are entered into a drawing that randomly awards one 30-day bus pass each week through Jan. 31.
December 2, 2013
For three days in June, a group of industry peers reviewed OCTA’s health, safety and environmental compliance written programs and policies, toured all OCTA bases, conducted face-to-face interviews with all levels of staff and spoke to OCTA contractors.
October 17, 2013
The OCTA App Center showcases mobile and web apps packed with information about the transit system, making it easier for new and existing customers to determine schedules and plan trips. The page currently displays 15 free and paid apps for both Android and Apple iPhone.
June 25, 2013
Funded by Measure M2, the half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements, the money will allow cities to operate year-round, seasonal or special event services that complement Orange County’s regional bus and rail systems.
May 7, 2013
Ken Phipps has worked at the agency for 19 years, serving as the executive director of Finance and Administration since 2009. He will help lead OCTA on local, state and national issues related to transportation programs and policies, and assist the CEO in coordinating business, operations and management activities among the agency’s divisions.
April 23, 2013
Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, administrative employees will contribute an average of 2% of their salaries to their pensions. That contribution will increase each year until employees are paying 100% of their employee share by Jan. 1, 2017. The plan will result in an $8.2 million savings to taxpayers over the three-year period.
April 15, 2013
Under the terms of the contract, will assume operations and maintenance of the ACCESS paratransit service on July 1, 2013 for a four-year base period with two, two-year renewal options.
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