Orange County Branch Newsletter

July 2019

ASCE OC Transportation & Development Institute

T&DI Presents TCA Board Chair Reception

By Juliet Su, P.E. | T&DI At-Large Board Member

In May, ASCE OC T&DI hosted a reception honoring the Transportation Corridor Agencies’ (TCA) Board Chairs – Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (F/ETCA) Chairwoman Christina Shea and San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency (SJHTCA) Chair Fred Minagar – at Brio Tuscan Grille at the Irvine Spectrum. Formed in 1986, TCA is responsible for planning, financing, construction and operating State Routes 73, 133, 241 and 261.

More than 80 industry colleagues and elected officials attended the event to welcome the new leadership and learn about TCA’s strategic goals for 2019, emphasizing key capital projects, enhancing the existing 51-miles of Toll Roads and streamlining account types for the more than 1.5 million accountholders.

Chairs Shea and Minagar lead a 23-member Board of Directors as well as TCA staff and are responsible for enhancing mobility in Orange County and Southern California by developing and operating publicly-owned toll facilities as a part of the regional transportation system. F/ETCA manages the 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads, which provide vital links between Rancho Santa Margarita, Irvine and the border of Orange and Riverside counties. SJHTCA manages the 73 Toll Road, which provides a vital link between the John Wayne Airport area and San Juan Capistrano.

Orange County’s Toll Roads carry on average 325,000 trips each weekday and collectively, the Agencies focus on various capital improvement projects to improve on-road experience for accountholders and continue protecting the more than 2,200 acres of habitat and open space that they have set aside in perpetuity.

With the support of the event’s sponsors – HNTB, LSA, WSP, and The Toll Roads – T&DI raised more than $2,500! With this generous amount, T&DI will be able to support programs and outreach opportunities that benefit our local transportation industry and communities, including scholarships for college students exploring transportation engineering as careers.

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