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Transportation Corridor Agencies Adopt Seven-Year Strategic Plan to Serve Community, Region

Strategic Plan recognizes mobility — the movement of people and goods — as transportation’s essential function and critical to the health of a region

IRVINE, Calif. - March 10, 2022

At its meeting today, the Transportation Corridor Agencies’ (TCA) two Boards of Directors approved a seven-year Strategic Plan that highlights the Agencies’ mission, values, goals, objectives and activities.

This is the first time in TCA’s 35-year history that a long-term Strategic Plan has been developed and adopted.

The Strategic Plan (PDF) is a comprehensive mapping for all the Agencies’ work building on seven areas of focus: fiscal management, environmental stewardship, customer service, tolling technology, communications & public engagement, capital project delivery and regional mobility partnerships.

“These focus areas all work together to advance the Agencies’ mission and continued success,” said TCA CEO Samuel Johnson. “The goals, objectives and activities identified in each focus area provide a roadmap for progress and give clear direction to staff based on what the Boards of Directors want to accomplish over a seven-year rolling window.”

The planned activities across the seven focus areas are highlighted by:

  • Delivery of over $500 million in capital project and environmental investments by 2029 using cash on hand, without any reliance or assistance from state or federal or Measure M tax sources.
  • Early paydown of $600 million in debt; raising the combined savings for the Agencies to more than $1.4 billion.
  • Investing in the tools needed to collect revenues and service customers.
  • Evaluation of the application of emerging technologies and service models to enhance safety, improve operations and add value for customers, while also increasing cost effectiveness.
  • Enhancing communications and interactions with the public to accurately convey TCA’s financial status, activities and commitment to the community.

“As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, it was paramount to the Boards that we continue to focus on the Agencies’ present and future direction to preserve and expand our strong financial position so we can advance important mobility initiatives,” said Foothill/Eastern Transportation Agency (F/ETCA) Chair and Yorba Linda City Council Member Peggy Huang. “The Strategic Plan reflects a focus on the critical importance of mobility to provide future generations with the same quality of life Orange County enjoys today — or better.”

TCA staff will update the Boards of Directors on the progress of the Strategic Plan on an annual basis, periodically providing recommendations on updates and modifications.

“The Agencies have a proven record of creating reliable infrastructure and ensuring our roads support the movement of people and goods through strong fiscal stewardship,” said San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency (SJHTCA) Chair and Newport Beach Council Member Will O’Neill. “The adoption of the Strategic Plan provides a roadmap to proving our worth through the strengthening of those core mission values and the continuation of being at the forefront of providing transportation solutions for our region.”

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 comprised of the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads.