help relieve congestion, OCTA is updating its Long Range Transportation Plan
(LRTP) for the county. Called Designing
Tomorrow 2040, the general goals of the 2018 LRTP are
to assess the performance of the transportation system over a 20 year horizon,
and to identify the projects that best address the needs of the system based on
expected population, housing and employment growth, and financial and revenue
we look into the future, increasing population and employment opportunities
will have a major impact on day-to-day commutes. With projected increases of 10
percent in population, 11 percent in housing, and 17 percent in employment, the
time spent in traffic is expected to increase by 66 percent by the year 2040 if
no additional improvements are made to Orange County's transportation system.
vacant land adjacent to freeways is scarce, there are few opportunities for
significant freeway expansion beyond what is already planned through Measure M,
Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. Future
transportation projects will focus on improving the efficiency of the existing
system to accommodate the growing travel demand. Proposed solutions include
enhancing mass transit, ridesharing and utilizing managed lanes.
thoughts are important and can influence the future of Orange County
transportation. By taking this survey,
you will help OCTA prioritize improvements that will affect your daily journey
throughout the county.