ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority is seeking public input as it conducts a study about potential ways to improve mobility in the SR-91 corridor through Orange County.
The study will look at ways to improve travel efficiency and air quality in and around the corridor, which spans the approximately 23-mile stretch of the SR-91 freeway between Los Angeles County to the west and Riverside County to the east.
Cities along the corridor include Buena Park, La Palma, Anaheim, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda.
There are two primary ways that the public can participate for now, including:
- Completing a brief survey available online at octa.net/91survey. The nine-question survey asks about how people travel through the area, what challenges they face, and to rank suggestions for travel improvement, among other questions. The survey runs through March 27. Those interested can also sign up for email updates on the plan by completing the survey.
- Viewing the OCTA community webinar at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2. Viewers can join the webinar at that time by using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88031708719
(A recording of the webinar will be available afterward.)
The SR-91 Comprehensive Multimodal Corridor Plan Study is in its early stages, considering ways to improve travel options on and around the SR-91 Freeway. For instance, making improvements to a Metrolink station or implementing limited-stop bus service could help relieve congestion throughout the SR-91 corridor.
The findings of the study will eventually help OCTA improve system operations, travel efficiency and, as a result, improve air quality by reducing traffic congestion.
The SR-91 is a major travel corridor for people accessing job centers, entertainment and recreation venues, and schools and universities. Up to 325,000 vehicles travel through that stretch every day. The area is largely built out with no additional room for the freeway to expand. But additional housing, business growth and other development continues to add to traffic congestion, increasing the need for public transportation and additional travel choices in the area.
For more information, visit www.octa.net/91plan.
About OCTA: The Orange County Transportation Authority is the county transportation planning commission, responsible for funding and implementing transit and capital projects for a balanced and sustainable transportation system that reflects the diverse travel needs of the county’s 34 cities and 3.2 million residents. With the mission of keeping Orange County moving, this includes freeways and express lanes, bus and rail transit, rideshare, commuter rail and active transportation.