Streetsblog California contributor, covering news in Orange County.
The OC Streetcar got a reprieve this week when it was included in Congress's recently agreed-upon funding package. If it is signed by President Trump, the Garden Grove-to-Santa Ana streetcar project would receive $50 million from the federal New Starts program, which faces an uncertain future under the current administration.
As far as equity, everyone has a very different definition of equity. Wait, what? If you ask the folks in South Orange County, they say, ‘We’re not having equity. [We’re] investing $350 million in the streetcar in Santa Ana—where’s our $350 million?’ You can’t be serious . . . When you’re asking people in Santa […]
The Safe Mobility Santa Ana Plan was released earlier this month with very little fanfare, yet it may be the planning document that will possibly have the biggest impact on the city’s streets for years to come. The plan identifies 42 high-priority projects–37 corridors and five intersections–that would take an estimated $40 million to complete. But […]