In addition to regular service, FRAN (Free Rides Around the Neighborhood) is also operating as a complimentary food delivery service connecting local vendors and patrons in the existing CtrCity service area, called Food Run Around the Neighborhood. Click here to learn more.
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 CtrCity Anaheim 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
|PANDEMIC SAFETY: Per state mandate, riders are required to wear a facial covering while riding public transit. For details regarding Anaheim Transportation Network’s upgraded fleet sanitation, click here or contact us.
For your safety, FRAN rides will no longer combine parties. One party will ride in a FRAN vehicle at a time.
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”.
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 CtrCity Anaheim mobile 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.