Recently the Orange County Grand Jury released a report on the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) Project, citing their support for the project. “The development and construction of the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) will be a plus for the Orange County area, and definitely an area that will see additional private investment in retail, restaurant and office space once constructed and up and running.” The report goes on to say, “The construction and operation of this site will support all forms of transportation, enhance tourist accessibility to all tourist venues, and create business opportunities in Anaheim. The proposed design is truly an iconic structure.” CLICK HERE to read the full Grand Jury Report. CLICK HERE for the OC Register article on the report.
ARTIC will link rail lines, freeways, bus service, taxi service, and bike paths in one central location in Anaheim. ARTIC will relocate the existing Metrolink station from Angel Stadium to the site across from Honda Center. The location on Katella Avenue is more accessible to cars and buses than the current Anaheim train station on Fourth Street. The structure will include three parking lots and an access tunnel under the 57 Freeway to Angel Stadium.
The OC Board of Supervisors approved the sale of property at 1750 South Douglass Road to the City of Anaheim, providing that the city build a transit facility on the site, that revenue generated from the site and facility are used for transit purposes and that public transportation entities are allowed to operate within the facility for free. The sale allows the City of Anaheim to move forward with their plans to develop the transit facility, while ensuring that OCTA recoups the money invested in the site. For more information contact Kate Klimow, Vice President of Government and Community Affairs.