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Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center Request for Qualifications Now Being Issued by the City of Anaheim
ANAHEIM, CA - (February 11, 2009) -

Architectural and engineering design proposals accepted through February 27, 2009

The City of Anaheim, in partnership with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is now issuing Request for Qualifications (RFQ)  design proposals for the first phase of Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC).  Designed to be a world-class transportation center, ARTIC will serve as a connectivity gateway and mixed use destination for the region on a prominent 16-acre site owned by the OCTA and the City of Anaheim.

Architectural and engineering consulting firms with significant experience designing inter-modal transit centers and other projects of similar scope are encouraged to submit their Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for 100% design.  ARTIC RFQ applications and additional information can be accessed by logging on to www.anaheim.net, and applications are due in to City offices by 4 p.m. (PST) on Feb. 27, 2009.  SOQ documents and questions should be sent directly to Jamie Lai, P.E., Transit Manager, City of Anaheim, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd. #276, Anaheim, CA 92805, or (714) 765-5100 x5940.

"This is an exciting day for the City of Anaheim and the entire region," said Anaheim Mayor and OCTA Board Member Curt Pringle.  "The architectural design of ARTIC will set the tone for the entire project, which promises to be not only a significant new transportation resource, but will add beauty and activity to our already dynamic city."

ARTIC will provide easy connections between the various locations in Anaheim and extend to Orange County, the southern California region and beyond.  ARTIC will offer convenient travel via train, car, intercity bus, taxi, or local transit, and it will also accommodate future plans for high-speed train service.

ARTIC is a multi-year, multi-phase project with each phase coinciding with new and/or expanded transportation services and development.  Phase I scope of work, valued at approximately $150 million, shall consist of:  Site work and preparation; transportation center and supporting facilities; trackwork and platforms; parking; public art; and access and street improvements.

For more information about the City of Anaheim please visit www.anaheim.net, or contact Ruth Ruiz at (714) 765-5060, or rruiz@anaheim.net.

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ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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