The Anaheim City Council has approved a deal to allow Anaheim Arena Management, the operator of the Honda Center, negotiate and sell the naming rights to the city’s signature transportation hub, known as the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, or ARTIC.
Anaheim City Council members are asking the Orange County Transportation Authority to keep the city’s streetcar project as a priority despite a lack of local, state, or federal funding for the project.
Mayor Tom Tait proposed killing the streetcar project entirely because it has been denied funding from both the Orange County Transportation Authority and the federal government. But the council majority shot down the proposal.
A report calling for Anaheim’s beleaguered streetcar project be terminated was supposed to be on Monday’s Orange County Transportation Authority Board meeting agenda. But sources say there’s a big political push to bury it.