In 2006, Orange County voters approved the renewal of a ½ cent transportation dedicated sales tax known as Measure M.
The extension of Measure M is infusing $15 billion of investments in Orange County’s transportation system during the next 30 years with improvements designed to reduce traffic congestion, strengthen the economy and improve Orange County’s quality of life by:
- Upgrading freeways
- Fixing major freeway interchanges
- Maintaining streets and roads
- Synchronizing traffic signals countywide
- Building a visionary, integrated transit system
- Protecting the environment from the oily street runoff that pollutes Orange County’s beaches
- Mitigating freeway impacts by protecting open space while streamlining the permitting process.
Measure M has played a critical role in relieving traffic congestion in Orange County. Voting to raise the sales tax in Orange County by one-half cent for a total period of 50 years, Orange County voters have demonstrated a commitment to address the county’s critical transportation needs.