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|Artic Project Receives Praise From Orange County Grand Jury|
Grand Jury report issued today details benefits and applauds the City and OCTA’s foresight in planning
ANAHEIM, CA - (June 29, 2012) - Citing the City of Anaheim and Orange County Transportation Authority’s vision and design of the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), the Orange County Grand Jury today released its report affirming the project which will link rail lines, freeways, bus service, taxi service and bike paths in one central location in Anaheim. ARTIC will serve the entire Orange County and Southern California region.
As stated in the Grand Jury report: “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.” In addition, “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.”
The 2011-12 Orange County Grand Jury conducted confidential interviews, attended meetings, reviewed minutes, cooperative agreements, and financial reports as well as other pertinent documents in coming to its conclusion. The Grand Jury examined allocations by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and made determinations as to whether taxpayers’ funds were spent in the best interests of the County’s citizens.
ARTIC is planned to be a world-class transportation center where people will seamlessly move between transit services to reach Southern California's activity centers and business districts. Transit-oriented developments in the immediate area will integrate with the ARTIC project to form a vibrant Southern California community. The design will be functional, adaptable and flexible to meet the needs of the users and service providers.
Construction is scheduled to begin this fall with the station opening in 2014. Approximately 5,000 jobs will be created, during and after construction. Upon completion ARTIC is projected to serve more than 10,000 commuters each day, and will increase mobility options for residents, business travelers and visitors.
For additional information and to view an image gallery about the project please visit ARTICinfo.com. Questions can also be directed to the project helpline at 1-877-99-ARTIC, or info@ARTICinfo.com. Visit AConnext.com, connecting you to Anaheim's current and future transportation vision.
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