LOCAL TRANSIT OFFICIALS TRAVEL TO D.C. TO ADVOCATE FOR LOCAL TRANPORTATION INVESTMENTS
Anaheim Transportation Network Officials Meet Elected & Administration Officials to Advocate for Local Public Transit Investments
ANAHEIM, Calif. (March 20, 2023) – Last week leaders from the Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) were in Washington D.C. to meet with Senate and House offices, as well as Administration officials to advocate for local transportation investments. Their visit was part of the American Public Transportation Association’s Annual Legislative Conference.
“Public transportation is an essential component to the economic success of our region, connecting residents and visitors to employment centers, attractions, schools and healthcare facilities. Our routes also provide access to passenger rail service allowing our ridership to connect to Los Angeles, San Diego and other destinations,” said Diana Kotler, Executive Director, ATN.
ATN provides public transit service to 10 million passengers annually in portions of Anaheim, Buena Park, Garden Grove, Orange, and Santa Ana. Their fleet of 81 clean-fuel buses and 10 microtransit vehicles, play a critical role in connecting neighborhoods and employment centers in the greater Anaheim area to Amtrack, Metrolink, and OCTA routes.
“Our agency is on-track to be the first all-electric public transportation operation in California. With Anaheim set to play host to a portion of the 2028 Summer Olympic Games, our efforts in Washington D.C. will help ensure we are well-prepared to meet the expected transit demand and enhance mobility throughout the region,” said Kotler.