ARTIC is located in the Platinum Triangle near the resort areas of Anaheim. It is directly accessible by bicycle from the Santa Ana River Trail and adjacent to California SR-57. This station is an iconic structure that accommodates a variety of transportation services to Southern California, including Amtrak, OCTA bus services, Metrolink services, taxi and other services for daily commuters, visitors and leisure travelers. ARTIC is also designed to accommodate future rail services, including the California High-Speed train.
To date, ARTIC has received the following awards: 2010 SCAG Compass Blueprint Recognition Award for Sustained Leadership and 2011 Orange Council Business Council 2011 inaugural Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet Awards for Real Estate Redevelopment and Reuse, and the 2012 AIA Orange County Award for Design.
AA implemented a complete and comprehensive public involvement program from design all the way to the grand opening. The outreach program was a balance between celebrating the opportunities this transportation hub sought to bring to the public sector, generating excitement from developers interested in public-private partnerships, and overcoming the obstacles inherent in bringing together multiple agencies.