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This article examines the Orange County toll-way system, valued at $2.4 billion, and how it has performed. Overall the toll roads are generating far less revenue than they were expecting to. As a result congestion is lower, since there are commuters using the tolled highways, but it has become increasingly difficult to pay down the debt accumulated to build them. This poor ridership has caused state officials to question the long-term financial viability of the San Joaquin Hills and Foothill-Eastern corridors (OC tollways) including the state Treasurer who has launched a formal inquiry into those roads.