241 Toll Road Delayed Indefinitely
The 241 Foothill-South Toll Road extension that would have run through San Onofre State Park endangering wild life and costing tax payers $10 million, has been delayed indefinitely, according to Congressman Ken Calvert.
In the Congressman's words, "thanks to Reps. Susan Davis and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), a toll road project that has been years in the making has been set back indefinitely."
Read Calvert's press release in its entirety here.
Congress still has to approve the bill and President Bush must sign it, but it seems as though Calvert is feeling the sting of defeat.
The amendment, if passed, will remove an exemption that forbids the California Legislature from having a say in the portion of the toll road that's on federal property; the amendment would allow California lawmakers to write legislation protecting state parks from freeway projects.