OCTA approves streetcar stop designs

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ORANGE – A month after county transportation officials criticized the conceptual design for OC Streetcar stops, with one calling it a “third-grade design competition,” they’ve given the refined versions the go-ahead.

The revised streetcar stop design, approved unanimously by Orange County Transportation Authority board members Monday, incorporates directions they gave on the size of canopies, seating accommodations and color options.

OCTA staffers addressed board members’ biggest qualm – that the stops should provide more shade – by extending the canopy length of center platforms by 8 feet, to 32 feet, 4 inches, and the width by 2 feet, to 10 feet.

Similarly, the canopy length of side platforms was expanded by 8 feet, to 32 feet, 4 inches, and the width by 1 foot to 6 feet, 9 inches.

“We maximized the projection of the canopy as much as possible…

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