Public Invited to Learn More the Anaheim Streetcar

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Public Invited to Learn More the Anaheim Streetcar

ANAHEIM, Calif. (March 4, 2016) – The city of Anaheim invites the community to an information meeting to learn more about the proposed Anaheim Rapid Connection streetcar project. The meeting is set for Thursday, March 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, or ARTIC, at 2626 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806.

Attendees are welcome to stop by anytime during the meeting to participate and share thoughts about the project.

Anaheim Rapid Connection, or ARC, is a proposed streetcar system currently in the environmental review process. The project would connect Anaheim-area destinations with regional rail at ARTIC. With ARC, the thousands of people who work in the Anaheim Resort and the Platinum Triangle would have a new, hassle-free way to get to work without having to drive or park remotely.

The streetcar also would make it easier than ever for residents and guests to catch a game or event at Angel Stadium of Anaheim or Honda Center, visit a theme park, attend a convention at the Anaheim Convention Center or enjoy dining and shopping at Anaheim GardenWalk and surrounding locations.

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  1. Larry Herschler

    What a waste of money. It would be better to upgrade the red cars or whatever that bus system is called. A flexible system is much more productive than a cable cars. Hope the council comes to their senses and drops this program

    • A bus is not and has never been the answer for high-end tourism destinations. Installing a streetcar that links all the major hot spots in Anaheim isn’t just something nice to do, it is essential for the region’s growth and success.

      • Reality Is . . .

        Right, because those “high-end” tourists got to ARTIC how exactly? Either a bus or a commuter train. Or more likely, they’re not there at all.

        This isn’t essential or even a nice to have.

        It’s a joke.

        Let’s stop pretending high end tourists seriously give two cents about not riding a bus from ARTIC to Disneyland.

        There are no high end tourists at ARTIC. It’s empty. Don’t throw good money after bad. Time to move on to something else.

        • It is incredibly short sighted to pretend traffic isn’t going to be an issue. If Anaheim is adding hotels and attractions, how do you think all those people are going to get here? Double decker freeways? Failing to provide reliable transit infrastructure would be incredibly irresponsible of elected officials. Look beyond Tait’s talking points and think about the next 20 years.

          • Reality Is . . .

            The only thing incredible is assuming a failed 19th century technology will solve 21st century transportation challenges.

            You do understand why these things failed the first time, right? They’re incredibly expensive to operate, they’re dangerous and have a nasty history of maiming people, and they increase traffic like any other large hippopotamus would while lumbering down the road.

            If you’re really interested in benefits twenty or thirty years down from now and this idea is the best you can do, well, I suppose a vote for Donald is also in your future.

  2. Anaheim is actively pursuing IPT technology (think Lasseters red car or finding Nemo). Made in America and funded by someone other than the OCTA, who will jump on board.

    Cynthia Ward is WAY behind on her research on this one.

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