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ANAHEIM, CA - (July 22, 2010) - AConnext.com Provides Current Transit Information in One Location and Details Future Transit Initiatives
AConnext.com, a new website that brings together current transit information into one user-friendly site and provides detailed information about new transit initiatives, was unveiled today by City of Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle at the Anaheim Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau’s Annual "Destination Outlook" meeting at the Hilton in Anaheim.
AConnext.com allows visitors to the site to plan trips using existing transit options in Anaheim and Orange County and provides examples of how commuters and travelers can use the services to their advantage. In addition, the site details planned or proposed transit projects for Anaheim and Orange County, including the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), California High-Speed Rail, and the newest transit initiative, Anaheim Rapid Connection (ARC), a fixed-guideway system connecting ARTIC to Anaheim’s Platinum Triangle and Anaheim Resort area.
"AConnext.com brings to life Anaheim's vision for a transit future," said Mayor Pringle. "As one of the largest cities in the United States, with more than 20 million visitors a year, Anaheim is taking an active role in cutting-edge transit solutions while providing residents and visitors with transit information they can use now."
A key feature of the site is encouraging residents and visitors to take transit today. AConnext.com simplifies the process by providing one portal for information to OCTA buses, Metrolink, Amtrak and Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) services, as well as the ability to check schedules, define routes and purchase tickets.
"At the doorstep of ARTIC are four of the largest sports, convention and tourism venues in the western United States and all are within a five square-mile area," said Mayor Pringle, "Anaheim Rapid Connection is the final piece to a true transit future and will connect guests, sports fans and conventioneers to their destinations while relieving congestion on our local freeways and improving air quality in the future."
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