Insane but true: I do everything possible to avoid the 73 and 241 toll roads. For the former, I'll go down PCH or the 405 if I ever have to get to Aliso Viejo, which is thankfully almost never; for the latter, a simple drive east on Oso Parkway or El Toro Road forever will do. Really: why would I want to support such a waste of asphalt at the TCA roads? And it's no longer just crazy lefties like us, who have been ranting about this sham for 17 years, who are now ranting. Last week, the right-wing Pacific Research Institute put out a paper blasting the TCA for their unmanageable debt (now in the billions of dollars) and for fleecing taxpayers for hundreds of millions of dollars over the years when promising never to cost the public a dime.
And that's what I talked about yesterday on my weekly "Orange County Line" for KCRW-FM 89.9. That final piece of advice I gave to host Steve Chiotakis? Do it all the time...enjoy!