OCTA buses and parking shuttles cutting through residential neighborhoods is not acceptable and must end.
On Saturday, July 27, 2019, OCTA OC Fair Express and parking shuttles were cutting thru Mesa del Mar. Two OCTA OC Fair Express and a parking shuttle were photographed on Junipero Dr passing a “No Parking” sign near TeWinkle Park. Traffic was backed up on Newport Blvd going into the OC Fairgrounds causing the 55 Fwy to back up to the Paularino Ave overpass. Buses and shuttles were diverting through residential neighborhoods to avoid the stopped traffic.
There are 47 weeks between the end of the 2019 OC Fair and the beginning of the 2020 OC Fair which can be used to make changes to reduce the traffic problems which crush neighborhoods during the fair. Possible ways to reduce traffic impacts for the 2020 OC Fair include:
- Increasing offsite parking with shuttle bus service. Shuttle bus lots can be in neighboring cities.
- Routing OC Fair patrons to offsite parking lots with shuttle when parking lots on the Fairgrounds are filling up.
- Ensuring the efficient use of adequate parking during periods of peak attendance.
There are a number of other possible changes which are not listed. What would you do to end buses and shuttles going to the OC Fair cutting through the residential neighborhoods?
Tell the OC Fairgrounds Executive Management and Fair Board to Stop the Buses Cutting Through Your Neighborhoods
OC Fairgrounds executive management and Fair Board claim they do not hear about problems caused by the OC Fair. You can invite Fair Board members to your neighborhood to show the problems experienced during the OC Fair. Share your problems and suggestions for fixing the problems:
Contact Fairgrounds Executive Management
CEO Kathy Kramer firstname.lastname@example.org
VP of Operations Ken Karns email@example.com
Contact the Fair Board
Vice Chair Sandra Cervantes firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashleigh Aitken email@example.com
Barbara Bagneris firstname.lastname@example.org
Doug La Belle email@example.com
Andreas Meyer firstname.lastname@example.org
Newton Pham email@example.com
Natalie Rubalcava-Garcia firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact OCTA Customer Relations to Lodge a Complaint About OCTA Buses Cutting Through Your Neighborhood
Call 714-636-7433 and choose from the menu (available weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm) or use the online complaint form. https://octa.net/About-OCTA/Who-We-Are/Contact-Us/Customer-Comment-Form/
Contact Your OCTA Board Member
Costa Mesa is represented by OC Supervisor Michelle Steel.
District Representative is Tim Whitacre Tim.email@example.com