Interview with Corona Vice Mayor Karen Spiegel

Quotes from Charter Local Edition Interview

Accident on the 91 freeway can choke our city’s streets

” if there is a hiccup an accident what it does to corona age of stops entire city because cars get off the 15 and infiltrate our community trying to get from the 15 back on the 91 and they go through residential streets they it is just it just literally stops”

Talking about project to extend toll lanes on 91

“so the Riverside County Transportation Commission come extended the sales tax measure which is measure a of course and they included on the last one the funding for an additional laying on the 91 so this projects kind of a multiple level so we have additional general purpose lanes both directions and then knowing that that would not be enough we were able to be creative and we now have two tolling is it too in both directions taking from the orange county line and just extending it ”

Supportive of toll lanes

“people say well i’ve already paid my tax as well as we know the gas taxes have now increased we’ll talk about that yeah then there’s the fact that this the whole compensation is that california has not had the funding to improve transportation they’re way behind in all their maintenance and so we have to say you know our residents need this deserve it and so toll lanes is the only way that we can really find it and it’s not unusual it’s all across the country and you know if you always think about when they say it’s for the lexus people if I when I had children in daycare you’re late 10-15 minutes you were paying more than well”