Citizens to have their say on Anaheim’s ARC

September 12, 2012 by  

The City of Anaheim has invited everyone to attend a public information session to be held today, September 12, on Anaheim’s proposed rapid transit system, known as the Anaheim Rapid Connection (ARC).

The community meeting will take place at the Anaheim Convention Centre. Participants can attend one of two sessions, from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm or from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

The ARC is an important link in the City’s proposed rapid transit system that will provide a speedy connection to the city’s major destinations. It is envisioned as a 3.5 mile system that provides connections to other rapid transit components, such as Metrolink, Amtrack, regional buses, and local buses. Other major components of the City’s improved rapid transit system include a high-speed rail system and the Regional Transportation Intermodal Center which will link all systems together.

A colorful map illustrating the location of the ARC and the other rapid transit facilities can be found on Anaheim Transit’s website. Many more maps, routes, flyer printing, and poster printing will be necessary to introduce the new rapid transit system to residents of one of the country’s largest cities, not to mention the 20 million tourists that visit the city annually.

The benefits of the ARC are wide-ranging. It is expected to relieve congested highways and arterial roads of traffic congestion. By increasing the rate of public transit use, ARC intends to reduce greenhouse gases and improve air quality. During construction, thousands of jobs will be generated and ARC will enable further growth in the area by investing in infrastructure.