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Notice of Public Scoping Meeting for the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) Draft Environmental Impact Report
ANAHEIM, CA - (February 23, 2010) - The City of Anaheim is hosting a Public Scoping Meeting for the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) Draft Environmental Impact Report, and the public is invited to attend, review project information, and offer comments and feedback.  The meeting will take place on February 24 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Anaheim West Tower (Gordon Hoyt Conference Room) in Downtown Anaheim (201 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805).

ARTIC will serve as a hub for Orange County and the region, a landmark where freeways, major arterials, bus routes and Orange County’s backbone rail transit system converge. The network of transit choices will continue to grow in the coming years as the number of Metrolink and Amtrak trains serving Anaheim and local and express bus routes increase. ARTIC will accommodate these services as well as plans for future high speed train service to destinations such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ontario and Las Vegas, in addition to the Anaheim Rapid Connection fixed-guideway system (www.anaheimfixedguideway.com).  Completion date is expected mid 2013.

The City of Anaheim is responsible for preparing the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). This draft contains information regarding the construction/operation of the ARTIC Project. ARTIC is planned to take the place of the existing Metro link/Amtrak station located south of Katella Avenue and west of the Orange Freeway. The designated site for ARTIC is a 16-acre site owned by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and the City of Anaheim, and is situated south of Katella Avenue, east of SR-57 and Douglas Road, and west of the Santa Ana River.

Parking for the meeting is located at the City of Anaheim Parking Structure (behind City Hall, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd.).  The parking structure can be accessed from Anaheim Blvd., north on 42nd Street.  Anaheim West Tower is located directly across the street from City Hall.
For more information about the City of Anaheim please visit www.anaheim.net.  Media inquiries can be directed to Ruth Ruiz at (714) 765-5060, or rruiz@anaheim.netAdditional information on ARTIC may be found at www.articinfo.com.

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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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