legislation that would allow the Orange County Transportation
Agency to collect tolls was unanimously approved Aug. 28 by the
Senate Appropriations Committee and is expected to go to the Senate
floor this week.
by Assemblyman Lou Correa (D-Anaheim) requires Caltrans to transfer
the franchise agreement for the Route 91 toll road from the private
operator currently operating the toll road to the Orange County
Transportation Authority. Under present law, the private entity
operating the toll road could continue to collect tolls after
its contract expires.
in question is the 10-mile 91 express lanes at the median of the
Riverside Freeway. After picking up the contract, the OCTA would
then collect tolls to pay off tollway debt.