ANAHEIM TRANSPORTATION NETWORK AWARDED $22.8M PUBLIC TRANSIT GRANT
Public Transit System to Expand Electric Fleet and Routes For Enhanced Regional Connectivity
ANAHEIM, Calif. (July 11, 2022) – The Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) has been awarded a $22.8 million grant to advance its zero-emission transit public transit system in Orange County. The grant, awarded by the California State Transportation Agency, will be used to purchase electric vehicles for current and future service routes, including a new service to John Wayne Airport and enhanced services to connect neighborhoods with regional transportation opportunities such as Amtrak, Metrolink and OCTA services.
“We are excited the state chose to partner with ATN by making such a significant investment in our public transit system. This investment will provide enhanced micro transit service for our local neighborhoods, enhanced connectivity throughout our service area, and new public transit services between the Anaheim region and John Wayne Airport. In addition, this investment will enable us to dramatically expand public transit service in the east/west portion of our service area, which includes the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center,” stated Diana Kotler, ATN Executive Director.
The state funding is allocated to fund the purchase of 10 electric vehicles and associated infrastructure to expand on-demand micro transit services into new neighborhoods in ATN’s service area; 10 electric buses for a new east/west connector service; 15 electric buses to replace existing buses and augment existing routes, including installation of on-site solar power generating station; and 7 zero-emission battery electric vans to implement a new service connecting John Wayne Airport to Anaheim.
“ATN provides service to 10 million passengers annually. In a county of 3.2 million residents, it is critical that we continue to grow and invest in clean public transit services. By doing so we can better service neighborhoods, relieve congestion, and protect our region’s economy,” said Diana Kotler. “This investment will help achieve each of these priorities.”