Where can I go with FRAN?
FRAN provides on-demand service to a geofenced service area of the dynamic downtown corridor known as “CtrCity” in Anaheim. The service does not follow fixed routes. Riders can choose to begin & end their trips at one of the predefined stops near popular downtown destinations (see service map & stop list below). Explore local destinations and request a ride using the A-Way WeGo app, available for download for Apple or Android mobile devices. Alternatively, you can call (714) 490-0486.
Click here for FRAN ridership rules and service details.
Monday – Thursday: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
What is FRAN?
The City of Anaheim, in partnership with Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN), now offers Free Rides Around the Neighborhood– FRAN, where convenience and unique experiences meet.
FRAN is an on-demand micro-transit system of sustainable electric vehicles currently serving Anaheim’s downtown area known as “Center City”.
Her first day on the job was January 24th 2019. FRAN has truly been a game changer for locals and visitors alike. Download the A-Way WeGo app today on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.
What makes FRAN different from other services?
FRAN microtransit is completely free to use! This service is a joint venture between ART and the city of Anaheim, funded by grants and local property assessments. Rides can be requested via the A-Way WeGo app or by hailing in-person.
“[FRAN] integrates with pedestrian, auto and bus mobility in Center City, which has developed into a constellation of booming retail, restaurant, residential, office and entertainment destinations.”
– John Woodhead, Anaheim Director of Community & Economic Development
Who was FRAN? — Francisca Avila Rimpau
Francisca was born and raised in the Avila Adobe, the oldest standing residence in Los Angeles (on Olvera Street, in a historic district part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument in Downtown Los Angeles). Francisca’s father, Francisco Avila, was mayor of Pueblo de Los Angeles before California became part of the United States. In 1850, Francisca married a German immigrant, Theodore Rimpau. Their marriage is one of the first recognized after California gained statehood, making it truly a historic love story.
Francisca’s fifteen children became the earliest real estate developers, educators, movers and shakers of Los Angeles and Anaheim. Her daughter Matilda was the first female college graduate from Anaheim.
Each of the ten FRAN vehicles are named after Francisca’s daughters & granddaughters, and wrapped in a powerful orange as well as a beautiful silhouette of Francisca.