3rd Annual Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet Award for Sustainable and Green Development
Orange County Transportation Authority: OCTA Freeway Environmental Mitigation Program
OCTA implemented an innovative mitigation program that preserves Orange County’s natural resources and open space while helping accelerate 13 freeway improvement projects, creating much-needed jobs and building lasting transportation improvements for the county. In addition, the program includes 950 acres of open space and will fund 11 habitat restoration projects, enabling wildlife and native plants to return and flourish. The inclusion of the Freeway Environmental Mitigation Program played a critical role in the voters’ decision to pass Measure M2, as it provided comprehensive mitigation of project impacts, significant environmental benefits, streamlined approval processes, and greater overall certainty of project success as a whole. For more information contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development.