Because population and employment in Orange County are expected to grow by an additional 10 percent and 17 percent, respectively, over the next couple of decades, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is studying ways of improving some of the county’s most used transit areas. One of those runs along Bristol Street, which OCTA considers a “high ridership corridor.” Over the next few weeks, the OCTA will hold two public open house meetings to discuss what transit improvements need to happen there to accommodate future demand.
“The Bristol Street corridor located in in central Orange County is the next corridor to be evaluated for transit system improvements,” states this OCTA webpage on the corridor project. “OCTA has initiated a study to analyze and develop options to improve service on Bristol Street from 17th Street in Santa Ana to the South Coast Metro area in Costa Mesa, and to evaluate connections to John Wayne Airport.”
There are two open house meetings coming up–one in the morning and one in the evening:
Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019
10 – 11 :30 a.m.
Santa Ana Corporate Yard
215 S. Central St., Santa Ana
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019
5:30 – 7 p.m.
South Coast Global Medical Center
2701 S. Bristol St., Santa Ana
Click here for more information.
Anthony Pignataro has been a journalist since 1996. He spent a dozen years as Editor of MauiTime, the last alt weekly in Hawaii. He also wrote three trashy novels about Maui, which were published by Event Horizon Press. But he got his start at OC Weekly, and returned to the paper in 2019 as a Staff Writer.