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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.


November 26, 2012

OCTA names new CEO

Darrell Johnson will replace CEO Will Kempton, who announced his retirement effective Feb. 28, to become the executive director of Transportation California.


November 16, 2012

OCTA's Will Kempton to retire

Has accepted the position of executive director for Transportation California and plans to leave the agency in February 2013.


January 18, 2012

Calif.'s OCTA completes 'quiet zones' program

The program enhanced 52 railroad crossings and helped silence train horns for local communities.


March 29, 2011

Calif.'s OCTA completes sales tax program, touts benefits

The half-cent sales tax, collected over the past two decades, provided $1 billion for Metrolink service and senior and disabled bus fare stabilization. On April 1, the first half-cent of what is estimated to be $15 billion over the next 30 years will be collected for Measure M2.


February 16, 2011

So. Cal advocates head to D.C. to talk infrastructure investment

Trip participants will be armed with suggestions to maximize existing dollars, expedite project delivery and maintain the U.S.' global competitiveness, all without major impacts to the federal budget's bottom line, according to Mobility 21 members.


January 24, 2011

Calif.-based OCTA awarded $140M for projects

The projects awarded are part of the State Transportation Improvement Program and voter-approved Proposition 1B, a $20 billion bond program to fund transportation projects throughout the state.


October 13, 2010

OCTA unveils new railroad crossings

Construction on all the crossings is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2011.


October 12, 2010

OCTA pushes for changes to Transportation Improvement Program

With nearly $50 billion invested each year by the federal government in transportation programs — equaling approximately 868,000 jobs — OCTA is advocating a three-pronged approached called “Breaking Down Barriers.”


June 23, 2009

OCTA taps Caltrans chief for CEO spot

Will Kempton served as head of Caltrans for the past five years, where he oversaw 50,000 lane miles of state highways, an annual budget of nearly $14 billion and $10 billion worth of transportation improvements under construction.


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