One key passage:
Gridlock” and “congestion” are more than phrase-making words. Indeed, the determined
obstructionists which have poisoned the public debate over the 241 with absurd deceptions would have you believe traffic messes in Southern California are acceptable abstractions–mere nuisances as benign as a seasonal cold or Thanksgiving gluttony.But less than a month ago, on Friday, February 26, 2010, gridlock and congestion served up doses of stark reality when a grenade was discovered in the middle of 1-5 in San Clemente. Traffic was not merely delayed. It was not a casual trifle in the daily life of South Orange County. Traffic was stopped. Period. For hours the lifeline of coastal commerce and living was brought to a dead stop–trapping tens of thousands of people in a concrete cage without walls.