The Orange County Transportation Authority announced that the agency is operating at the highest level, meeting and exceeding all federal standards, according to a recently completed comprehensive review by the Federal Transit Administration.
Every three years, the FTA completes a thorough review of transit operations and business practices for compliance with federal requirements and the industry’s best practices.
FTA's Review of OCTA
The review evaluates compliance with management practices and grant requirements relating to the use of federal funds. No deficiencies were found in any of the 23 areas reviewed.
The average FTA review recommends at least nine corrections. This was the second time in a row OCTA received a spotless review.
“These findings from the FTA are another indication of the outstanding work being done every day at OCTA, leading to the highest level of service for Orange County’s transit riders while always prioritizing safety,” said OCTA Chairman Gene Hernandez.
The review complimented several OCTA programs, including the following areas:
- Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
- Vehicle and Facility Maintenance
- The Americans with Disabilities Act Appeals Process
- And compliance with Title VI, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in any program receiving federal financial assistance.