Via NRDC: Another Chance to Stand Up For California’s Coast and Reject the Toll Road

Via NRDC: Another Chance to Stand Up For California’s Coast and Reject the Toll Road

The second part of the two-part hearing on a preliminary permit for an already-rejected toll road in Southern California is coming up soon. Our friends at NRDC and Surfrider Foundation have been leading the charge against the zombie toll road, and NRDC recently issued this reminder about the upcoming hearing in San Diego. From NRDC:  We are still fighting the notorious Foothill-South Toll Road, an ill-conceived highway project that would pave...

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TCA: Never Mind the Public, We’re Building the Stupid Road

TCA: Never Mind the Public, We’re Building the Stupid Road

In an unsurprising yet still stunning move, the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) in Orange County, California took formal action to approve plans for a hotly-controversial toll road. To avoid the inevitable heat, the TCA held no hearing, held no workshops, provided no comment period, and only provided minimal notice for a special meeting, before simply taking a vote. This, despite multiple assurances that the public would have chance to...

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Proposed California Toll Road Is Also Financially Unsustainable

Proposed California Toll Road Is Also Financially Unsustainable

A controversial toll road, which opponents say threatens San Onofre State Park and the historic Trestles surfing beach, has new opposition. A new report from the respected Pacific Research Institute says the proposed road would compound financial troubles at the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) which has been pushing the concept for years. The report, entitled “Orange County Toll Roads:  Serious Concerns Should Lead to Significant...

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Zombie Toll Road Returns to Southern California

Zombie Toll Road Returns to Southern California

A proposed California toll road, rejected by the California Coastal Commission and rejected by the Bush Administration because of significant environmental impacts, has returned, zombie-like, for a water quality permit for just one segment of the rejected road.  The Orange County Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) will go before a San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board in support of the “Tesoro Extension Project” which...

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