Peter Buffa

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    OCTA Thanks Congress for Transportation Bill Language Friendly to Finishing Toll Road

    ​When one author praises another on a book jacket, and the second author then does the same on the first author's tome, that's logrolling. It's a practice that's also common among academics and movie critics. In politics, logrolling happens when political favors are exchanged, even among members o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    OCTA Committee Recommends Slightly Less Painful Bus Cuts--For Now

    WikicommonsBye bye buses.​County Supervisor Patricia Bates may have said it best today: "You can't send these people off a cliff, in a bus."The remark came amidst some low-heat sparring between her and Tustin Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Amante at this morning's meeting of the OCTA Finance and Administrati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Is OCTA Sacrificing Transit Service for Executive Pay?

    Courtesy of OCTAWill Kempton moves to OCTA from Caltrans, where he has served for five years.The hiring of Caltrans director Will Kempton for the Orange County Transportation Authority's vacant executive director position would seem like a step down. After all, the Schwarzenegger appointee oversees ... More >>

  • News

    September 9, 1999


    OCTAs attempt to bring out the benefits of a $2 billion light-rail system crashes at UC Irvine

  • Columns

    May 20, 1999
  • Columns

    August 21, 1997

    For Whom the Tolls Rose

    Toll-road bosses want big raises--and they want you to keep your big mouth shut

  • News

    July 3, 1997

    Stuck in Traffic

    TCA Prefers Secrecy Oaths to Public Disclosure