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Transportation Corridor Agencies December Board Meeting Highlights

Highlights from the December 9 and 10 Joint San Joaquin Hills and Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agencies Board Meetings are provided below.

IRVINE, Calif. - December 09, 2021

Transportation Corridor Agencies Joint Strategic Planning Workshop Discuss Paths for Future 

On December 9 and 10, the Boards of the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (F/ETCA) and San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency (SJHTCA) expressed support for the seven pillars of the Transportation Corridor Agencies’ (TCA) seven-year Strategic Plan: finance, capital project delivery, environmental stewardship, tolling technology, customer service, communications and regional mobility partnerships. The Agencies’ Strategic Plan documents will include input provided by the Boards at their December meeting and presented in early 2022 for final consideration and adoption.

In addition to staff presentations for the Strategic Plan’s seven pillars, two panels took place that 1) reflected on the founding of the Agencies’ and 2) looked at what the future of transportation can look like in Orange County. The reflections panel included former Board Members who played pivotal roles in founding TCA and establishing a solid foundation that has enabled the Agencies to succeed through both prosperous and challenging times. The future of transportation panel included individuals from leading private sector companies in the field of transportation technology and transportation policy experts who provided an overview of how technologies such as autonomous vehicles and in-road charging are quickly being advanced and can soon become a reality in Orange County and across the globe.

F/ETCA Board Approves Contracts to Complete Repair of Toll Facilities Damaged by Silverado Fire

The F/ETCA Board unanimously awarded construction contracts to SJD&B, Inc. and the Griffith Company to repair damages caused by the 2020 Silverado Fire to the State Route (SR) 241 Tomato Springs Mainline Toll Point buildings, a staircase on SR 133 at the Orange Grove Mainline Toll Point and landscaping and irrigation at both toll locations. Permanent repairs are required to restore the regular operation and maintenance of the tolling infrastructure.

By issuing separate contracts to complete the needed work, the F/ETCA was able to reduce the total cost of repairs by nearly $600,000. Additionally, the F/ETCA is seeking reimbursement for the repair costs and associated fees for design and construction management from the Agency’s insurance company. The insurance carrier has indicated their agreement with the amount submitted for full reimbursement, minus the Agency’s deductible.