The Orange County Transportation Authority is looking for public input to help continue planning for an efficient, balanced and sustainable transportation network through the next 20 years and beyond.
Those who live or work in Orange County will have several chances in coming weeks to have a say in “Directions 2045,” OCTA’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The plan is a framework of strategies for improving transportation and mobility in Orange County through 2045 and beyond.
The draft plan can be reviewed by visiting the interactive story map at www.lrtp-storymap.com.
Among the categories the draft study considers is:
• Growing travel demand
• Evolving travel trends
• Risks related to climate change
• Transportation funding outlook
• Diversity, equity and inclusion in the transportation system
• Efforts to engage the public and how to stay connected and involved.
Additional ways to participate include:
• A telephone townhall at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19. The long-range plan will be discussed and comments and questions are encouraged by telephone. Those interested in participating can sign up at LRTP-TownHall.com
• A Zoom webinar at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The online session will discuss the plan and seek comments. To register and participate, visit: LRTP-Meeting.com.
• An online survey is also available for giving public input. Responses to the survey will be taken through Feb. 6. It’s available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. To participate in the survey, visit: LRTP-Survey.com.
Planning for growth and changes in travel patterns is essential because Orange County’s population is expected to grow nearly 10% by 2045.
OCTA updates the plan every four years and refines the vision for Orange County’s transportation future, taking into account a range of transportation modes, including streets, freeways, public transit such as buses and streetcars, and active transportation like cycling and walking. The finished plan will help advance the regional vision for enhanced transportation options.