On Monday the Orange County Transportation Authority board turned down the idea of adding toll lanes on the 405 freeway and instead voted 11-4 in favor of adding a single free lane in each direction from the 55 freeway to the 605 freeway. The OCTA board also turned down the idea of adding two free lanes instead of one which would have added an extra $100 million to the project. Below is an excerpt from a news article in which I’m mentioned:
Transportation Authority CEO Darrell Johnson replied that it would be difficult to find the $100 million in needed financing for it as well as meet greenhouse gas requirements enforced by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).
And Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway, who is also a Transit Authority board member, argued that spending $100 million on an extra lane would put at risk other transportation projects promised to voters who approved Measure M2.
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