LOS ANGELES — Though the San Diego Association of Governments has encountered a few wrinkles during due diligence, the agency is on track in its proposed $345 million purchase of a bankrupt toll road from a private operator.

"So far, staff found no reason not to recommend the purchase," said Marney Cox, SANDAG's chief economist. "But it will be up to elected officials to decide; and they have to feel they are not putting the agency or its programs at risk and that it will perform as studies have shown."

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