Introduction

Get Involved

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors is seeking qualified applicants for its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). The 34-member CAC is tasked with providing input and advice on transportation projects, studies and outreach activities. CAC members serve two-year terms. Members are appointed by the Board of Directors and must live in Orange County. OCTA is looking for individuals with:
  • Community involvement – must represent group(s) with an active membership/constituency
  • A demonstrated interest in community activities and transportation issues
  • Willingness to dedicate no fewer than 15 hours per year to OCTA meetings/activities

What is the Orange County Transportation Authority?

OCTA is a countywide transportation agency that works with state and local officials, community groups, businesses and other regional transportation agencies to coordinate a unified effort to identify, fund and implement local transportation solutions. OCTA is governed by a 17-member Board of Directors comprised of the five county supervisors, city council representatives from across the county and two public members.

Transportation plays a large role in Orange County’s quality of life and economy. OCTA is involved in all aspects of providing a comprehensive transportation system for Orange County commuters, including:
  • Implementing Measure M, Orange County's local 1/2 cent transportation sales tax
  • Running one of the nation's busiest bus systems
  • Improving freeways, highways and streets
  • Synchronizing traffic lights
  • Funding Metrolink commuter-rail service
  • Operating the 91 Express Lanes
  • Developing and implementing long-range transportation plans
  • Technology and innovation solutions

Responsibilities of the OCTA Citizens Advisory Committee

OCTA’s CAC members participate in helping to examine traffic solutions, providing input to OCTA’s transportation studies and communicating with their constituencies. During the year, committee members are asked to participate in ad hoc committees, roundtable discussions and hear special presentations on various transportation projects, programs and services. This is an unpaid volunteer position, and meetings adhere to the Brown Act. The committee’s responsibilities include:
  • Identify opportunities for community input
  • Recommend mechanisms and methodologies for obtaining public opinion on specific transportation issues
  • Serve as a liaison between the public and OCTA
  • Comment on significant transportation issues and suggest possible ideas and solutions


INSTRUCTIONS

This application will take about 20 minutes to complete. Please ensure you have adequate time to fill out the application in one sitting as your responses will not be saved if you exit the session (note: all questions must be answered. Use N/A if Not Applicable).

All applications must be received by April 10, 2017. If you need additional information, please contact Emily Mason at (714) 560-5421 or emason@octa.net.

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