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Anaheim to host contractors’ workshop for planned transportation center

Contractors interested in bidding for the project will learn more about ARTIC

By Elaine MurphyPublished: April 06, 2012 07:25 AM

Next month, the city of Anaheim will host a pre-bid workshop for contractors interested in working on the new Anaheim Regional Intermodal Transportation Center (ARTIC). The public transit center, which will be built near the existing Anaheim train station, is expected to break ground this fall, with completion scheduled for late 2014.

ARTIC will link Anaheim with the Southern California region, serving existing Metrolink, Amtrak, and OCTA bus lines, as well as anticipated transportation projects such as the California High Speed Rail, the California-Nevada Super Speed Train, and the Anaheim Rapid Connection, which will provide public transport within Anaheim. Since Anaheim Station has the third-highest ridership of any Orange County train station, the city expects ARTIC to attract a significant population of locals and visitors and to stimulate the local economy by creating thousands of jobs during and after construction.

At the open house, potential bidders can network with other contractors, receive more details about the project, and participate in a site walk, provided they bring appropriate on-site attire –– hard hat, safety vest and steel-toed shoes. At the end of May, contractors will bid on the project at an Invitation for Bid workshop.  

The 15.7-acre site will include a transit center, bus bays, bicycle connections to the adjacent Santa Ana River trail, and ample parking for cars and bicycles. It will also include a civic plaza, retail space, and public art.

ARTIC aims to earn a LEED Platinum certification, which requires projects to reduce carbon emissions and water and energy consumption, capture storm runoff, recycle up to 80 percent of construction waste, and utilize environmental conditions like sun and wind in its design and materials.

The pre-bid workshop will be held on May 2 at 3 p.m. at the ARTIC job site at 1750 S. Douglass Road in Anaheim.

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