TCA’s CEO Mike Kraman Sets Mobility Enhancing Goals for 2019

Responsible for operating Orange County’s 51-miles of toll roads, TCA plans for significant investments in toll road infrastructure

IRVINE, Calif. - January 24, 2019

The Transportation Corridor Agencies’ (TCA) Chief Executive Officer Mike Kraman today affirmed TCA’s strategic goals for 2019, emphasizing key capital projects, enhancing the existing 51-miles of Toll Roads and streamlining account types for the more than 1.4 million FasTrak® and ExpressAccount® customers.

The 21-member TCA Boards and staff are responsible for enhancing mobility in Orange County and Southern California by developing and operating publicly-owned toll facilities as a part of the regional transportation system.

“As congestion continues to worsen in Southern California, TCA is working diligently with transportation and tolling agencies, as well as county and city representatives to work toward improving mobility throughout the region,” said Kraman. “We are excited to look for new and innovative opportunities with our partners as we work toward relieving traffic.”

TCA’s 2019 goals include:

  • Completing the environmental document for the proposed 241/91 Express Connector, which would significantly improve travel times (up to 18 minutes in some cases) for commuters traveling between Irvine and Riverside.
     
  • Improving on-road experience by providing direct access to the 241 Toll Road and enhancing safety through the continued construction of the Oso Parkway Bridge Project.
     
  • Advancing the environmental phase of the South County Traffic Relief Effort to identify solutions that will relieve traffic congestion through South Orange County.
     
  • Implementing a public-use site plan for the 33-acre Saddle Club property, located near O’Neill Regional Park in Trabuco Canyon. As part of TCA’s environmental stewardship, the property will be the first of TCA’s 2,100 acres of open spaces to allow recreational usage.
     
  • Enhancing customer service by transitioning to 6C – the new statewide standard for electronic toll collection – which allows FasTrak transponders to take the form of a bandage-sized sticker that is affixed to the inside of a vehicle windshield. The new technology will eliminate the monthly FasTrak account maintenance fee and streamline account options for customers.

The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) are two joint powers authorities formed by the California legislature in 1986 to plan, finance, construct and operate Orange County’s public toll road system. Fifty-one miles of the system are complete, including the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads. TCA continues to meet the region’s growing need for congestion-free transportation alternatives.

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