TCA’s Deal with Environmentalists Sparks Pushback on Possible Plan B

The Orange County Register reports, “The deal that the Transportation Corridor Agencies cut with environmental groups last week to ‘save Trestles’ could have ripple effects on San Juan Capistrano or San Clemente, local officials suggested this week. City Council members in both south county cities said they think that the TCA may now try to carve a 241 Toll Road extension through San Juan or San Clemente, now that an I-5 connection at San Onofre’s Basilone Road is no longer an option due to the lawsuit settlement.” The report adds, “San Clemente council members directed [the city manager] to develop an action plan to try to forestall a toll road bisecting the town.”