OCTA Workshop to Seek Public Input on City’s Future Transit Needs

The city’s future transportation needs will be the topic of a public workshop Thursday, sponsored by the Orange County Transportation Authority.

“We want the public to stop by and give us their opinions,” agency spokesman John Standiford said.

The agency is conducting a $3-million study to determine future transportation options for Orange County and is focusing on the area between Irvine and Fullerton. Anaheim is in the middle of the 28-mile corridor.

Standiford said transportation options include a light rail system, more carpool freeway lanes, wider city streets, expanded bus services and freeway modifications.


The two-year study is expected to be completed in late April.

“This is OCTA’s most important issue for 1997,” agency Chairman Robert Wahlstrom said in a statement. “Our decision, which relies on public input, will affect the future of Orange County for decades.”

The Anaheim open house in the Gordon Hoyt Conference Center is one of five being planned through March. It will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at City Hall West, 201 S. Anaheim Blvd.