ARTI procurement has been cancelled effective April 15, 2014.
Metro and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) began working together in 2012 to accelerate delivery of certain highway improvements within the county utilizing PPP delivery method. The ARTI Project was the first project selected for further evaluation. ARTI consisted of six different elements, and includes design completion, construction, financing and maintenance of most of the improvements for a period of 30-35 years.
On April 15, 2014 Caltrans and Metro notified shortlisted bidders that the ARTI procurement was cancelled.