Orange County California's Toll Roads sponsor monthly lottery of $1,000 in toll credits to drum up trafficBy Peter Samuel on October 26, 2010
The Toll Roads of Orange County California are sponsoring a monthly lottery in which the winner will get $1,000 in toll credits they can use for travel with a FasTrak electronic toll transponder. Odds of winning the 'grand' prize will be improved according to the amount of travel in the month on the four county tollroads.
Southern California tollers have agreed to repay about $1.4m and to waive $41m or an estimated 29% of accumulated toll violation penalties owing for violations since early 2003. They have also agreed to make major revisions to their handling of future violations.
Transportation Corridors Agencies who run The Toll Roads in Orange County California celebrated the opening of a third lane each direction at the 241 or Foothill/Eastern Toll Road this week. For about 6km (4 miles) each direction third lanes have been added in the median of the far northern end of the 241 right up to the connector ramps of the interchange with the CA91 freeway.
When we first glanced at this we flattered ourselves it was a send-up of TOLLROADSnews. Occasionally we are open to the charge that we are as much views as news!
The long running dispute over completing the CA241 Foothill Toll Road with the 26km (16 mile) Foothill South extension goes to the California Coastal Commission Wednesday Feb 6.
A small portion of the Transportation Corridors Agencies tollroad where it meets I-5 comes within the jurisdiction of the Commission because it is within a coastal zone.
Orange County tollroads have been under criticism for insisting that a Los Angeles County fire company pay a toll on the San Joaquin Hills tollroad (CA73). Their firetruck wasn't attending a fire.