TODD SPITZER, SUPERVISOR, THIRD DISTRICT
ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 23, 2014
CONTACT: Melanie Eustice, (714) 875-1284 (cell) (714) 834-3330 (office)
Spitzer Calls on TCA to Impose a 100 Day Moratorium on Fines Through Labor Day
(Santa Ana, CA) – Todd Spitzer (Orange County Board of Supervisor, District 3) called on the Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA) to enact a moratorium on all toll fines and penalties levied in result of the new All Electronic Tolling (AET), which is a cash free payment collection system.
AET requires toll road drivers to register their vehicle with the TCA prior to accessing the transportation corridor.
“With more than 15,000 violations a day, it’s clear that the TCA needs to work harder to keep drivers informed of the new changes. This roll out was meant to improve the toll road service not burden the driver.”
Toll officials are temporarily waiving the $57.50 penalty for first-time violators if they pay their tolls within 30 days of the violation. However, Spitzer feels this is not enough time.
“At minimum, TCA needs to offer a moratorium on all fines through Labor Day to evaluate if a longer grace period is needed to inform the community of these changes and to get the right TCA staff on board to respond to constituent questions.”
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