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April 15, 2014

OCTA debuts ‘Adventure Series’ videos to boost transit awareness

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

WTS to honor Boston transit chief, FTA

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

OCTA launches bus safety campaign

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

Industry peers recognize OCTA's best practices

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

New OCTA Web page offers transit apps

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

OCTA to fund $9.8M in new county transit services

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

OCTA names new deputy CEO

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

OCTA changes pension plan

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

OCTA taps MV for paratransit service

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.


March 5, 2013

New OCTA CEO assumes post

Darrell Johnson, a 20-year veteran of the transportation industry, is responsible for planning, financing and coordinating Orange County's freeway, street and rail development, as well as managing bus services, commuter-rail services and paratransit service.


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