Orange County Register » This is another article on the performance of Orange County toll roads, specifically the Foothill Eastern Toll Roads and the San Joaquin Tollway. Includes a brief description of what strategies toll road managers have used to try and stay afloat financially while paying back the more than $10.5 billion in debt and interest. Also provides further details on the poor performance of the roads and how ridership has remained stagnant over recent years. Below is a chart which demonstrates just how far short actual ridership is compared to what it was projected to be.