OCTA Now Accepting Applications for Committees

Do you want to make a meaningful impact on transportation related issues in your community and across Orange County? If so, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) needs your help. Three OCTA committees – the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), the Special Needs Advisory Committee (SNAC), and the Measure M Taxpayer Oversight Committee (TOC) – have openings, and are recruiting new members. Applications for these OCTA Board-appointed committees are due April 10th for CAC and SNAC and May 1st for TOC.

Citizens Advisory Committee

CAC members provide input on a broad spectrum of transportation projects, studies and outreach activities. During their two-year terms, they identify opportunities for community input, recommend methods for obtaining public feedback on specific transportation issues, serve as a liaison between the public and OCTA and participate in roundtable discussions. Potential committee members should demonstrate a history of participating in community activities and transportation issues and be willing to dedicate at least 15 hours per year to OCTA meetings and activities. Applications are available here online and here in print. For additional information, please contact Emily Mason at (714) 560-5421 or emason@octa.net.

Special Needs Advisory Committee

SNAC members advise OCTA on its special needs transit service for persons with disabilities. Applicants should demonstrate an involvement with persons with disabilities and/or senior citizens, an interest in transportation, and a willingness to dedicate no less than 12 hours annually to OCTA meetings and activities during a three-year term. For additional information and to request an application, visit here or contact Efren Guzman Magdaleno at (714) 560-5560 or emagdaleno@octa.net.

Measure M Taxpayer Oversight Committee

The TOC is an independent 11-member committee that monitors OCTA’s use of revenue collected through Measure M2, the county’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. The TOC is celebrating 10 years of ensuring that all Measure M2 funds are spent on voter-approved transportation projects. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, live in the 2nd or 3rd Districts of Orange County and be willing to participate for a three-year term. Potential committee members should also demonstrate a history of participating in community activities and knowledge of transportation. The Grand Jurors Association of Orange County is conducting the TOC recruitment program and will recommend qualified candidates for membership. Applications are available here online and here in print. For additional information visit the TOC recruitment webpage or contact Emily Mason, OCTA Community Relations Specialist, at 714-560-5421.