Orange County moved one step closer to the future of its transportation services Tuesday.
In a heated meeting, the Orange County Board of Commissioners voted 4-3 to move forward with the Transit Interlocal Implementation Agreement — but not before making changes to parts of the plan.The plan, which would expand transit services in the county, includes the construction of a light rail and expansion of bus services.
Much of the discussion focused on recent changes to the agreement’s language.
A rule was removed that would have allowed Orange County transit services to use up to 50 percent of funds for existing transit projects instead of for expanding new services.
But some commissioners worry that a large proportion of funds might still end up being used on existing projects because the board did not approve a rule to replace the 50 percent cap.