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Giving toll road transponder a makeover

December 7, 2008 | 12:10 pm

You've gotta respect this Foothill Ranch woman, who believes the boxy toll-road transponders commonly found on Orange County and Riverside County  cars are, well, ugly. The O.C. Register's Jan Norman tells us about the "invention" Lisa Canales created to deal with the issue:

Lisa Canales, who lives in Foothill Ranch, thinks the transponders that drivers use instead of cash to drive Orange County’s toll roads are unattractive. If you agree with Lisa, you’re in luck. Canales has an entrepreneurial streak. She has launched TollJacket, a company and the name of its only product, which is a covering for the transponders that are affixed to the front windshields of increasing numbers of O.C. cars. The cover that is pictured at left is called “surfer chick.” The covers also come in black, beige, gray, brown and limited editions of military [camouflage], skulls and hearts.

--Shelby Grad