Transit Extensions to Metrolink

chart1Orange County’s Metrolink service is increasing in frequency and it is essential that passengers have a way to get to their final destination after getting off a train.

Measure M2 Project S, known as Transit Extensions to Metrolink, is providing funding to connect people between a Metrolink station and activity and employment centers throughout the county.

Two types of projects are being funded through Project S – fixed-guideways and bus and station vans.

Bus and Station Vans
Up to $10 million will be available for local cities to implement bus and station van concepts during the first call for projects.

Through planning efforts, 35 concepts emerged and were evaluated as part of OCTA’s Transit System Study to determine how they could integrate and compliment service already provided by OCTA.

A call for projects was released in March 2012 and four projects were awarded funds for fiscal year 2012/2013.

The Anaheim and Santa Ana/Garden Grove fixed-guideway proposals are currently undergoing alternatives analysis and environmental clearance. OCTA is working closely with the cities to ensure compliance with all state and federal requirements.


The Anaheim Rapid Connection links the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) with two of Anaheim’s major employment and activity centers – The Platinum Triangle and The Anahchartseim Resort District.

Key destinations include the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim Convention Center, Garden Walk, Angel Stadium of Anaheim and Honda Center.

Approximately $19 million in Project S and additional funds have been awarded to Anaheim. The city anticipates environmental clearance to be completed in 2015.

For more information about the Anaheim Rapid Connection, formerly Anaheim Fixed-Guideway, visit the project’s website or call the project’s information hotline at
(800) 700-1999.

Santa Ana/Garden Grove

The Santa Ana/Garden Grove fixed-guideway project travels along an east-west corridor between the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center (SARTC) and a new multi-modal transit hub on Harbor Boulevard in Garden Grove.

The proposed street car system will extend the reach of Metrolink into the cities of Santa Ana and Garden Grove by providing easy transit access to Santa Ana’s downtown area and civic center, including federal, state and county government offices and courthouses.

Approximately $12 million in Project S and additional funds have been awarded to the Santa Ana/Garden Grove team. The team anticipates the environmental clearance to be completed in 2014.

The Santa Ana/Garden Grove Fixed-Guideway project EA/EIR is available for review. Please visit the project’s website.

Publications (PDF)
Transit Extension to Metrolink Fact Sheet

Kelley Jimenez

Project Contact

Kelley Jimenez
Strategic Communications Coordinator
(714) 560-5421