TBT: Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) opens this day in 2014
On December 6, 2014, the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, more commonly known as ARTIC, had its grand opening ceremony, which replaced the former Anaheim Station in the Angel Stadium parking lot.
The 67,000 square foot iconic transportation hub transformed how Southern Californian’s travel by increasing mobility options for residents, local businesses, commuters and visitors to Anaheim, Orange County and the entire Southern California region.
On opening day, ARTIC services included Metrolink, Amtrak, OCTA bus, Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART), Megabus, Greyhound, shuttles, taxis, bikes and more. Amenities included unique dining establishments, transit-oriented retail, Wi-Fi and plug in stations, plenty of parking, bike racks and lockers. Many of these options are still available, with even more specialty services for travel to Arizona, Nevada and even Mexico.
In line with the City of Anaheim’s plans and vision to increase mobility options and create a cleaner environment, ARTIC is both a destination and a hub that enables people to move seamlessly between transit services to reach Southern California activity centers, business districts and beyond. Located near the 57, 5, 22 and 91 freeways, adjacent to the Santa Ana River Trail, and in between Honda Center and Angel Stadium of Anaheim, the innovative LEED-Platinum designed and operated facility will serve more than 20 million guests who visit Anaheim each year, including the 5.5 million sports fans and concert/entertainment attendees who visit the surrounding world-class venues annually.
Benefits to Residents, Local Workers, Commuters and Visitors
ARTIC offers a variety of transit options in one central location, affording residents, local workers, commuters and visitors convenient access to all of Southern California while reducing their carbon footprint. Commuters will enjoy a unique selection of dining and retail options while heading to work. Local residents and workers can experience architectural excellence while dining in the extraordinary, iconic hub that offers a comfortable, engaging environment. And, visitors can gain easy access to such Southern California landmarks as the Disneyland Resort, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Honda Center, the Anaheim Convention Center, SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, Downtown L.A., Hollywood and more.
ARTIC – Environmental & U.S. Friendly Property
With a LEED Platinum design and unique architecture, ARTIC is an iconic, innovative landmark in the heart of Orange County. ARTIC employs a highly efficient, sustainable design that optimizes the consumption of energy and water and reduces storm water run off, construction and operational waste, and air emissions. It is also ‘Buy America Compliant’, meaning the building materials are proudly manufactured in the United States.
Special Events and Educational Experiences
Businesses and organizations can host a luncheon or special evening gala on property and deliver the ultimate in corporate entertainment. Additionally, ARTIC offers students and professionals a premier educational experience with tours of the LEED Platinum landmark.