(Santa Ana, 4/1/2015) In a surprising move the Orange County Transportation Authority took a giant step into the 21st century by proposing the County’s first new light rail line replace the proposed High Occupancy Toll lane on thewidening of the 405 Freeway from State Route 73 to the 605 freeway.
“The more we looked at this project the more obvious it became that even with two additional lanes in each direction the 405 would still be gridlocked at peak hours,” according to one highly placed OCTA official.
“It’s well past time we look at better options than constantly widening freeways until half of the County is paved. It’s time we stopped building dinosaurs that are obsolete by the time they’re completed, and focused on a safer, fasterm more efficient, and more practical form of transporation that doesn’t require over a ton of metal for every passenger. It’s time to start building Orange County’s high speed rapid transportatioin system.”
As last year’s Los Alamitos Traffic Commission Chairman I have to commend the OCTA’s bold creativity. Whatever combination of Continue reading