It turns out that the ARTIC transit hub might cost Anaheim residents a fortune – right from the start. Apparently Anaheim City officials have not yet secured a corporate sponsor willing to put its name on a transit station opening Dec. 6, leading to a potential operating budget shortfall for the next seven months, according to the OC Register.
What this means is that it will cost more than $3.6 million to maintain and operate ARTIC through the end of June, but only half of that funding is secured.
The waste that is ARTIC and Measure M
The really ridiculous part of this mess is that Anaheim never needed ARTIC. The train station at Angel Stadium was perfectly functional and user-friendly. Continue reading