OC Line: For whom the roads toll

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Southern California is home to the free-way – as in free of charge. But this new concept was billed by boosters as a privately-funded solution to choking traffic problems.

A couple of decades later, rosy driver projections never materialized. And the authority that runs the toll roads is saddled with debt, and is costing taxpayers a lot of money.

Gustavo Arellano from the OC Weekly joins KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis for this week’s Orange County Line.