SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Two company projects earned high honors from the California Transportation Foundation this spring. Clark's Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) was named 'Rail/Transit Project of the Year' and Atkinson's SR-22/I-405/605 West County Connector Project – Western Segment was named the organization's overall 'Transportation Project of the Year.'
The California Transportation Foundation is the leading charitable transportation organization in the state. Through donations and sponsorships, the group supports the state's transportation community with scholarships for college students, financial assistance for deserving transportation workers and their families, and career development services.
The Transportation Awards jury is comprised of public and private sector transportation professionals. The awards recognize excellence in transportation — all modes, representing both the public and private sectors, from all California regions.
The ARTIC project is a new, 67,000 square-foot transportation hub for the City of Anaheim. The LEED Platinum-designed facility connects ten different modes of transportation and serves as a gateway to the area's numerous attractions. The ARTIC welcomed its first commuter train in December 2014 and accommodates more than 10,000 daily transportation boardings.
Atkinson's winning project linked carpool lanes on I-405 with those on SR 22 and I 605 to create a seamless carpool connection along this Orange County stretch of highway. Under two separate contracts, Atkinson constructed the HOV-direct connector ramps, along with a second carpool lane in each direction, as well as soundwalls, retaining walls, landscaping, and numerous on- and off-ramp improvements.