October 18, 2011

OCTA receives $9.3M in DOT grants

The Orange County (Calif.) Transportation Authority was awarded $9.3 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation for projects to improve transit throughout Orange County.

The competitive transit grant awards were part of the DOT's Bus Livability and State of Good Repair programs.

OCTA received five grants:

  • The Anaheim Regional Intermodal Center (ARTIC), a project to provide for a multimodal transportation hub in Anaheim, received $7.5 million.
  • $768,000 for OCTA's Bike Share Station Pilot Program. This grant will fund OCTA's Bike Share Station Pilot project which will place bike sharing stations at commuter rail stations that have bus connections, to provide better transit accessibility.
  • $80,000 for OCTA's Bus Stop Solar Lighting Project. This grant will enable OCTA to complete its Bus Stop Safety Program by installing the last remaining 100 solar lights at preselected bus stops throughout Orange County to enhance the safety and accessibility.
  • $828,000 for OCTA's Underground Storage Removal and Replacement Project. These funds will assist planned efforts to remove and replace aging underground storage tanks.
  • $160,000 for OCTA's Methane Detection System Replacement and Modernization Project. These funds will permit OCTA to go forward to replace and modernize methane detection systems at OCTA bus-base facilities.

 

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