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September 6, 1999 | JONATHAN GAW
Toll roads appeal to people in a hurry, so it seems only natural that Orange County's Transportation Corridor Agencies would sell its 250,000th transponder--a device that automatically charges tolls to drivers' accounts--over the Internet. The transponders allow vehicles to pass through toll plazas without stopping; the toll is automatically billed to customers' accounts. The agency began accepting applications for transponders through its Web site last September.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2008 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
UC Irvine's Bren Center, citing capacity issues, will not house a July 25 public hearing on an appeal of the rejection of the proposed Foothill South tollway through San Onofre State Beach, a federal official said in an e-mail Friday. The route has been the focus of an intense battle between those opposed to encroachment on the state park and those backing an alternative to Interstate 5.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1991 | FRANK MESSINA
Mission Viejo Councilman William S. Craycraft has been named chairman of the Orange County Transportation Corridor Agencies' operations committee, which will oversee construction of the planned Foothill and Eastern tollways. Craycraft will head the committee for one year. "It was quite unexpected," Craycraft said, "I'm very honored. I'm looking forward to a very successful tenure on the committee."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2008
A July 25 public hearing has been set by the Department of Commerce for an appeal of the rejection of the proposed Foothill South toll road through San Onofre State Beach. The route has been the focus of a battle between those opposed to any encroachment on the state park and those backing an alternative to Interstate 5. Here are some guidelines on the hearing set by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. What is the hearing about?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
A group of homeowners has filed a lawsuit against the Orange County Transportation Corridor Agencies claiming that construction of the San Joaquin Hills toll road has damaged their homes. Fourteen residents filed the suit last week seeking undetermined damages for cracked walls and foundations, along with emotional stress from construction noise. "It's been devastating for the people whose homes are being so seriously affected," said Steven Nichols, who represents the homeowners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1996 | DAVID REYES
Residents of unincorporated Aliso Viejo have decided to sue the Orange County Transportation Corridor Agencies for using Mello-Roos tax revenue for the toll-road project and have set a fund-raising goal of $75,000 to help pay legal costs. Deborah L. Anderson, president of the Aliso Viejo Citizens Action League, said Wednesday the group believes that a class-action lawsuit would be filed in the fall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1994 | ANDREW LePAGE
The City Council this week decided not to challenge the planned San Joaquin Hills tollway in exchange for about $2.5 million in roadway and other improvements the project builder has agreed to make. Recently, the Orange County Transportation Corridor Agencies, the umbrella organization for two tollway projects in the county, told city officials it will condemn a section of Rancho Viejo Road in the city that must be moved east to make way for the corridor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1991 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A cavalcade of surfers, naturalists and San Clemente homeowners kicked off the environmental review of the Foothill tollway's $385-million southern half Thursday by blasting the proposed highway, but business leaders argued it's pivotal to the region's economic vitality.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1991 | LEN HALL
Nearly unanimous approval of the environmental impact report for the state's first toll road is expected in a vote today by the 11-member tollway board of directors. Board members of the Orange County Transportation Corridor Agencies polled Wednesday said the vote will likely also favor connecting the $680-million San Joaquin Hills tollway to Interstate 5 in San Juan Capistrano, over the objections of the San Juan Capistrano City Council.
NEWS
March 17, 1993 | MARLA CONE and ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A federal judge on Tuesday cleared the way for Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt to grant protection to the California gnatcatcher, but federal wildlife officials still must address lingering questions before meeting today's deadline for deciding the bird's fate. At a Tuesday morning hearing in Washington, U.S. District Judge George H.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2008 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
More than two dozen members of California's congressional delegation have sent a letter urging the secretary of Commerce to uphold the state Coastal Commission's veto of a controversial toll road proposal in southern Orange County. The letter, sent this week from Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) and signed by other members of Congress, also urged Commerce Secretary Carlos M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2008 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
The agency pushing for a toll road through San Onofre State Beach apparently didn't like being jeered by opponents during the public hearing at which the state Coastal Commission rejected its project. In an appeal to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the agency plainly pointed out that it doesn't want another round of boos and hisses by a boisterous public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2007 | Dan Weikel and David Reyes, Times Staff Writers
Building a six-lane toll road through San Onofre State Beach near San Clemente would cause widespread violations of state environmental laws by threatening endangered species, marring natural resources and compromising recreational opportunities, according to a California Coastal Commission report released Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2007 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
San Diego has joined a growing chorus of cities opposed to a toll road extension through San Onofre State Beach, surprising and disappointing tollway officials who are battling for support. The San Diego City Council voted 6 to 2 Tuesday night to support the state Park and Recreation Commission's opposition to the route and urge the Orange County toll agency to find an alternative, said San Diego Councilwoman Donna Frye, who introduced the resolution with two colleagues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2005 | Dan Weikel and Janet Wilson, Times Staff Writers
A Southern California toll road agency has relied on high-ranking Bush administration appointees and members of Congress to advance construction of a controversial tollway through a state park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2005 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
After almost 18 months of secret negotiations, board members of Orange County's toll road system on Thursday unveiled a $1.16-billion package of loans and payments to bail out the financially struggling San Joaquin Hills tollway. The proposed rescue plan by the Transportation Corridor Agencies is an alternative to the failed attempt in May 2004 to merge the operations of the Foothill-Eastern and San Joaquin Hills toll roads and refinance them with a $4-billion bond issue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1997 | BONNIE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The concept of bonuses for employees of Orange County's toll road authorities took a back seat Thursday to a broader study of how officials should be compensated. Orange County Transportation Corridor Agencies board members were asked Thursday to approve a $10,000 study that would have paid a consultant to rewrite a previously researched bonus plan.
NEWS
November 26, 1995 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the tight economy of the past few years, public officials don't usually get raises by jumping from one government agency to another. Except in the case of Orange County's Transportation Corridor Agencies, where compensation per employee is among the highest of any comparably sized toll road agency. * Gregory G. Henk, the agencies' top engineer, was making $75,075 when he left Denver's toll road authority in early 1990.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2004 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
William Woollett Jr., a former Irvine city manager, was named Wednesday the interim chief executive of the largest toll road operation in Orange County. Woollett will replace Walter D. Kreutzen, who retired this month after 15 years with the Irvine-based Transportation Corridor Agencies. Woollett will become the top administrator of the TCA, which operates a 51-mile network of toll roads, including the Foothill-Eastern and the San Joaquin Hills. Woollett also headed the TCA from 1989 to 1999.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2004 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
The state attorney general has warned operators of Orange County's toll road system that plans to build a tollway extension through the popular San Onofre State Beach park are unacceptable. In a strongly worded letter to the Transportation Corridor Agencies, Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer said noise, air pollution, visual and other environmental effects of the proposed Foothill South tollway would be damaging to the park, which is just over the San Diego County line.
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