November 13, 2012 (ANAHEIM, CA)
Disney-area shuttles carry 35 millionth rider
ANAHEIM – A shuttle system centered in the Disneyland area celebrated its 35 millionth rider just as the city is attempting to begin a streetcar line that would mimic some of the routes.
On Tuesday, the Anaheim Resort Transportation, or ART, marked its 10th anniversary with a ceremony honoring the milestone visitor – Roxana Silva.
ADVERTISEMENT The Anaheim resident found out she was the 35 millionth rider after taking the shuttle on Friday to her workplace, the Boys & Girls Clubs. She was awestruck Tuesday when she found out that she got passes to several Southern California theme parks and venues.
ART’s buses primarily serve the Disney area, but also go to the nearby Anaheim Metrolink Station at Angel Stadium and at the Honda Center. Earlier this year, buses began serving Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park and the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana.
Both visitors and resort-area workers use the buses.
The fare is $5 a day, with businesses, including hotels, picking up the rest of the $11 million needed each year to operate the line. There are 3.5 million boardings a year on the shuttles.
While ART celebrates its success, the city is pursuing another transportation system in the same area.
Last month, the council backed the concept of building a $319 million streetcar system on a 3.2-mile track mostly between an under-construction train hub near Angel Stadium and the two Disney parks. Anaheim has secured $24.6 million for the streetcars, but needs another $294 million to build it. See a previous story about the streetcar plan.
ART is doing a “restructuring” study to figure out how the shuttle buses would work alongside the streetcars, said Diana Kotler, executive director of the Anaheim Transportation Network that runs ART.
Councilwoman Gail Eastman said streetcars also are needed to accommodate the growth expected in the Disney area, as well as around the transportation hub, called the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center. Plus, the streetcars will offer ease of transportation like in European countries, as well as in San Diego.
“This system, as much is it is growing, cannot handle the volume 10 to 20 years from now,” said Eastman, a former ART board member.
In January, new routes are expected to add two important stops: downtown Anaheim and the Anaheim Canyon train station.
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November 1, 2012 (ANAHEIM, CA)
Anaheim Resort Transportation Wants Your Input
Proposed New Bus Route to Include Service from the Anaheim Canyon Metrolink Station to Anaheim City Hall, The Anaheim ResortTM and Anaheim Convention Center
Please join us to discuss the details of this proposed service expansion:
November 14, 2012
6:00 to 7:00 pm
Gordon Hoyt Conference Center, Anaheim City Hall – West Tower
201 South Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim
Anaheim Resort Transportation encourages the public to attend an open house and public hearing for the proposed expansion of Anaheim Resort Transportation service to improve travel options and connectivity between the Anaheim Canyon Metrolink Station and The Anaheim ResortTM and service for the employees of local business establishments.
The purpose of the open house and hearing is to inform the public about the project, and encourage the public to comment and participate. Maps, drawings, and other pertinent information, will be available for public inspection. During the open house the public will be able to discuss the project in an informal matter with the Anaheim Resort Transportation’s officials. Comments will be become part of the official public hearing record. The comments will be considered when making future project related decisions.
May 22, 2012 (ANAHEIM, CA)
Notice of Public Hearings: May 23, 2012 & June 27, 2012
at 3:00 PM-Proposed Fare Increase
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) Board of Directors will hold a public hearing at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 and June 27, 2012, at the Anaheim Convention Center located at 800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California. The public hearing shall be for the purpose of considering a fare increase for the Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) adult and child passes.
The ATN is evaluating increasing adult and child ART passes to the following prices:
1-day ticket $ 5.00 $2.00
3-day ticket $12.00 $3.00
5-day ticket $20.00 $5.00
Fares for adult passes have not increased since 2005, and fares for child passes have not increased since they were first implemented in 2008. The new 15-day and 30-day unlimited use ART passes and the reduced fare passes are not being considered for a fare increase. The new fare prices would take effect October 1, 2012
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Interested persons may submit, orally or in writing, recommendations and evidence with respect to the proposed fare increase for adult and child ART passes by June 22, 2012.
AT THE PUBLIC HEARING, the ATN Board of Directors will afford interested persons or agencies an opportunity to submit, either orally or in writing, evidence and recommendations with respect to the effects of the proposed fare increase for adult and child ART passes.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES are invited to submit, orally or in writing, evidence and recommendations with respect to the proposed fare increase for adult and child ART passes. Written comments may be addressed to the Executive Director:
Anaheim Transportation Network
1280 South Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805
Telephone (714) 563-5287
Facsimile (714) 563-5289
March 30, 2012 (ANAHEIM, CA)
New ART Bus Service to Buena Park (Route 18) and Santa Ana (Route 19)
The Board approved expansion of ART bus service to the cities of Buena Park and Santa Ana beginning April 4th, 2012. The new service will improve travel options and connectivity between major Orange County destinations and provide service for employees working in the Anaheim Resort, Buena Park and Santa Ana.
As required by the Federal Government, ATN conducted a Title XI analysis of the expansion of bus service. It was determined that the new service would not negatively affect minority and low income populations because it would provide additional transportation options to those populations.
• Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
April 4th @ 9:30 a.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center
March 30, 2012 (ANAHEIM, CA)
Purchase of 20 New Buses Approved
The ATN Board approved the purchase of 20 new CNG buses and other necessary operating equipment for a total project cost $4,380,418. Ten of these buses will be used to replace buses ready for retirement and ten buses will be used to expand the existing fleet.
Funding for the buses comes from a variety of sources including the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) State of Good Repair Initiative and Clean Fuels Program, and the Mobile Source Reduction Review Committee (MSRC). The new buses should hit the pavement beginning in 2013.
The new buses will be ADA compliant and will include high-tech equipment using GPS to provide real-time data for all passengers including those with hearing and visual impairments.
DECEMBER 12, 2011 (ANAHEIM, CA)
Proposed Service Expansion and New Fare Media
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) Board of Directors will hold a public hearing at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at the Anaheim Convention Center Mezzanine Conference Room located at 800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California. The public hearing shall be for the purpose of considering service expansion for the Anaheim Resort Transit system. No changes in the regular fare structure are proposed.
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SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 (ANAHEIM, CA)
Anaheim Transportation Network Donates Electric Buses to Santa Barbara Metro
Buses from ATN’s Original Fleet Continue to Serve Public Transit Needs
This week the Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) donated four buses to the Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District electric bus fleet. The buses had served the Anaheim area for over ten years as part of the founding fleet of the ATN’s Anaheim Resort Transit system.
The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District operates the largest electric bus fleet in the nation and will be able to replace and upgrade the depleted batteries with their in‐house battery management system and maintenance facility.
“These four electric buses have been operating in the Anaheim Resort area well beyond the anticipated seven year life‐span. We are pleased that the buses will now be able to provide public service for the residents of and visitors to the Santa Barbara area,” said Paul Sanford, Chairman, Anaheim Transportation Network.
The Anaheim Resort Transit system transports over 3 million guests annually between 65 local hotels and the Disneyland Resort entertainment complex, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim Stadium, Honda Center, Anaheim Metrolink Station, Shops at GardenWalk and Crystal Cathedral on sixteen different routes.
“Our Anaheim Resort Transit system enhances transportation options and provides reliable and efficient transportation solutions for the Anaheim area. As the Anaheim Resort Transit service continues to grow, the donated vehicles have been replaced with additional alternative fuel buses,” said Sanford.
JULY 20, 2011 (ANAHEIM, CA)
City Council Approves Franchise Agreement with ATN – Anaheim Transportation Network
ATN’s Anaheim Resort Transit Service Provides Reliable, Single-Point Transportation
At Tuesday’s Anaheim City Council Meeting, the Council unanimously approved the extension of the non-exclusive franchise agreement between the Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) and the City of Anaheim through May 2018. The ATN manages the Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) which provides bus service to the Anaheim area.
“The approval of this agreement allows for continued frequent, reliable, single-point transportation service throughout the City. ATN, through the Anaheim Resort Transit system, reduces traffic impacts by allowing patrons to leave their cars parked for the duration of their visit, whether it is to get to work or enjoy an extended stay in the area,” said Diana Kotler, Executive Director, Anaheim Transportation Network.
The ATN received the original franchise award in 2004 and this extension allows for service expansion to meet the City’s transportation needs of the future, including the opening of the Anaheim Regional Intermodal Transpiration Center (ARTIC) in 2014.
“We have consistently enjoyed a great partnership with the City of Anaheim. We are pleased to be able to continue to provide and grown our unique transportation services to meet the diverse needs of those who live, work or visit the area,” stated, Paul Sanford, Chairman, Anaheim Transportation Network.
The Anaheim Resort Transit system transports over 3 million guests annually between 65 local hotels and the Disneyland Resort entertainment complex, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim Stadium, Honda Center, Shops at GardenWalk and Crystal Cathedral on sixteen different routes.
An Environmentally Sensitive and Responsible Transportation Choice
The Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) is the transportation system for the greater Anaheim Resort™ district. By using ART, you step into the Tomorrow Land of transportation options.
ART management clearly understands the importance of public awareness and desire to reduce Carbon Footprint and improve the overall environmental quality of life. With the importance of public opinion in mind, the ART service operates a fleet of 58 clean-fuel propane liquid natural gas and electric buses. The entire ART fleet of buses operates on fuels other than gasoline or diesel.
In addition to providing a fleet of clean fuel buses, with the ART system’s frequent service on 16 different routes, patrons are able to leave their cars parked for the entire duration of the visit, thus further reducing environmental impacts.
Our non-polluting transit system allows convenient and frequent access to all destinations. All our efforts benefit the environment, air quality, and enhance total experience!
JUNE 11, 2010
Anaheim Transportation Network Announces Partnership with NexGen Power
The Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) is the transportation system for the greater Anaheim Resort™ district. By using ART, you step into the Tomorrowland of transportation options.
ART management clearly understands the importance of public awareness and desire to reduce Carbon Footprint and improve the overall environmental quality of life. With the importance of public opinion in mind, the ART service operates a fleet of thirty-two (32) clean-fuel propane and electric buses. The entire ART fleet of buses operates on fuels other than gasoline or diesel.
In addition to providing a fleet of clean fuel buses, with the ART system’s frequent service on fifteen (15) different routes, patrons are able to leave their cars parked for the entire duration of the visit, thus further reducing environmental impacts.
ART offers a practical and environmentally responsible transportation choice – a fleet of zero-emission electric buses and clean fuel propane buses. Our non-polluting transit system allows convenient and frequent access to all destinations. All our efforts benefit the environment, air quality, and enhance total experience!