Spectrumotion Explained

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About Spectrumotion 

Quite simply, Spectrumotion is a nonprofit organization formed to assist Irvine Spectrum Area commuters and residents in finding ways to commute to work that are more environmentally friendly, less expensive, less stressful, faster and more convenient than driving alone. We also assist progressive Irvine Spectrum employers who understand that commute assistance is an employee benefit. As a nonprofit supported solely by Irvine Spectrum property owners, all our end-user services are absolutely free.

Our History 

The formation of Spectrumotion, formally known as the Irvine Spectrum Transportation Management Association, represents a true milestone in the management of local area traffic. In 1985, The Irvine Company and the City of Irvine, in the true spirit of public/private partnership, devised an overall traffic management and monitoring strategy for the Irvine Spectrum business park. This strategy called for the creation of a Transportation Management Association (TMA) to monitor local area traffic and to develop programs and incentives to help reduce traffic. To ensure the success of this concept, deed restrictions known as Covenants, Conditions, And Restrictions (C, C,& R’s) were created which require all Irvine Spectrum business park property owners to financially support the TMA through property assessments (the same funding mechanism as a homeowners association). This is how Spectrumotion can offer all its end-user services for free. In 1986, Spectrumotion opened its doors and today is a nationally recognized industry leader in traffic reduction and commute assistance.



Our organization and our individual programs have been recognized many times by literally every related organization and partner in the transportation industry. We have twice received a Clean Air Award from the South Coast Air Quality Management District for innovative transportation programs. Spectrumotion, its board members, and programs have received several Transportation Partnership Awards from the Orange County Transportation Authority. We have received the Award of Excellence in the TMA category from the Association for Commuter Transportation national organization as well as an Award of Excellence from the Southern California Chapter. The TMA was also chosen by Metrolink to receive an Award of Excellence on the occasion of Metrolink’s fifth anniversary. In addition, Spectrumotion was presented a special award from Metrolink in recognition of 25 years of excellence. We have received other awards too numerous to mention from organizations such as the City of Irvine, Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS), the Orange County Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, and the American Lung Association of Orange County. All these groups recognized the superior level of services offered resulting in effective trip reduction.