VA Medical Center stop temporarily moving Monday, 4/24

Starting Monday, April 24, Stop ID 1607 at the VA Medical Center will temporarily move to a new location due to construction work at the current location.

The stop, served by Routes 6 and 39, will move approximately 330 feet to the south on Army Avenue. The move is expected to last for three to four weeks. A temporary C-TRAN sign will be placed at the new stop location.

For questions or trip planning assistance, please call C-TRAN at 360-695-0123.

Temporary stop closure affecting Route 30

Due to repair work, Stop ID 1075 (westbound 18th Street at Andresen Road) will be closed Wednesday, April 19, through Friday, April 21, during all hours. During the closure, passengers should use alternate Stop ID 3060 (southbound Andresen Road at 18th Street). The affected stop is served by Route 30.

For questions or trip planning assistance, please call C-TRAN at 360-695-0123.

Gorge WET service providing weekend trips from Fisher's Landing

As of April 15, the Gorge West End Transit (WET) service is providing seasonal weekend trips from Fisher's Landing Transit Center to Stevenson, Carson and other destinations in the Columbia River Gorge. The bus now departs Fisher's Landing on Saturday and Sunday mornings, in addtion to the regular weekday service provided year-round.

Schedules and other information about seasonal weekend service on the Gorge WET bus are available here: http://www.skamaniacounty.org/TRANSPORTATION/Earlyweekendbrochure.pdf

More information about other car-free travel options in the Columbia River Gorge are available here: https://gorgefriends.org/hike-the-gorge/car-free-travel.html

For questions or trip planning assistance, please call C-TRAN at 360-695-0123.

Significant impacts to Express service April 30 - May 20

C-TRAN’s commuter service to downtown Portland will be significantly impacted due to major work on MAX tracks from Sunday, April 30, through Saturday, May 20. During the project, C-TRAN Express buses will not provide service north of Columbia Street in downtown Portland. Routes 105, 134, 164, 177 and 199 will use their normal stop locations between Hall and Columbia streets, serving both Fifth and Sixth avenues during the morning and evening commute. Routes 164 and 177 will also serve an additional temporary stop at southbound Fifth Avenue and Clay Street (currently used by Routes 105, 134 and 199).

MAX impacts map

MAX trains will continue to operate north of Columbia Street, but passengers should expect crowded trains and reduced frequency during the work period. TriMet will also operate shuttle buses every five minutes or less between the Rose Quarter and Providence Park.

Crews will be improving MAX tracks along Morrison and Yamhill streets in downtown Portland. More information about the project and TriMet service during the construction is available here: https://trimet.org/alerts/morrisonyamhill/

For questions or trip planning assistance, please call C-TRAN at 360-695-0123.

Route 72 on detour starting Monday, 4/17

Due to a road improvement project on Northeast 99th Street, Route 72 will be on detour starting Monday, April 17, until the end of September 2017. Route 72 will use Northeast 95th Street between Northeast 117th Avenue and Northeast 126th Avenue during the detour (map).

The following stops will be closed during the detour:

  • Stop ID 0890: NE 99th Street and 118th Avenue
  • Stop ID 3343: NE 99th Street and 122nd Avenue

Stop ID 0814, at Northeast 117th Avenue and 95th Street, will NOT be served by Route 72, but will be served by Route 7 continuing north. The stop may be impacted by lane closures at times.

Passengers are asked to use the following alternate stops:

  • Stop ID 3221: NE 117th Avenue and 87th Street
  • Stop ID 3344: NE 99th Street and 126th Avenue

For questions or trip planning assistance, please call C-TRAN at 360-695-0123.

Temporary stop closure affecting Routes 32 and 71

Stop ID 0626, on Broadway at 19th Street, is temporarily closed until June 2017. Passengers should use alternate stops on Broadway at either 16th Street or at 22nd Street. Information is posted at the affected stop, which is served by Routes 32 and 71.

For questions or trip planning assistance, please call C-TRAN at 360-695-0123.

Route 80: bus stop closure starting Tuesday, 3/28

Due to utility work, Stop ID 0324 (NE 136th Avenue at the Firstenburg Community Center) will be intermittently closed starting Tuesday, March 28. Work is expected to last into mid-May, with crews generally present between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on work days. When crews are not present, the stop will be open.

During times when the stop is closed, passengers should use adjacent stops along 136th Avenue at either 4th Street (Stop ID 0302) or at 9th Street (Stop ID 0301). The affected stop is served by Route 80.

For questions or trip planning assistance, please call C-TRAN at 360-695-0123.

Platform work at Van Mall Transit Center starting 3/16

Starting Thursday, March 16, construction work will close a portion of the platform at the Vancouver Mall Transit Center. The work will occur around Bay A, on the southeast corner of the platform. Access to the nearby ticket vending machine and bike racks will not be affected. All other bus bays remain open, and the current configuration of routes and bay assignments at the transit center will not change as a result of the work.

The work is expected to be complete in April. The work area will be marked, and passengers at the facility should use caution when crews and equipment are present.

For questions or trip planning assistance, please call C-TRAN at 360-695-0123.

UPDATE: On Friday, March 31, concrete will be poured in the work area until approximately 9 a.m., creating more activity on the site. Bus operations at the transit center are not expected to impacted, but passengers should continue to use caution on and around the platform.

Temporary stop closure in Battle Ground starting 3/14

Due to construction activity, stop ID 6041 (S. Parkway Avenue and 3rd Street) in Battle Ground will temporarily close starting Tuesday, March 14, until the end of April. Passengers are asked to use adjacent stops at S.E. Rasmussen Boulevard and Parkway, or at W. Main Street and S.W. 3rd Avenue.

Additional information is posted at the affected stop, which is served by Route 7. For questions or trip planning assistance, please call C-TRAN at 360-695-0123.

Board action on proposed changes to paratransit fares

Due to increasing costs and in preparation for the launch of Hop Fastpass, C-TRAN is proposing a fare change that would affect paratransit service in the coming year. 

Proposal: C-TRAN is proposing to discontinue monthly and day passes for C-VAN, effective when the Hop Fastpass electronic fare system is connected to C-VAN in late 2017 or early 2018. C-TRAN is not proposing any changes to fixed-route or Vanpool fares in 2017.

Under this proposed change, customers would pay the single-ride fare each time they use C-VAN. Discontinuing paratransit monthly and day passes would match the practice of many other transit agencies who provide similar service. The current C-VAN single-ride fare of $1.80 will not change under this proposal.

Background: C-TRAN has about 1,270 active C-VAN customers each month traveling, on average, about 18,800 trips. This is anticipated to rise substantially in the next five years. Because C-VAN provides specialized door-to-door service for many who otherwise would have no other option to live out their daily lives, C-TRAN must look at ways it can preserve this service for the future.

One trip on C-VAN costs $44 for C-TRAN to provide, compared to $6 per trip on fixed-route. WIth a cash fare of just $1.80, passengers who today use a monthly pass pay for about 33 rides each month (33 x $1.80 = $59.40; a C-VAN monthly pass is $59). As such, riders who ride 33 times or less per month will see little or no increase in their cost to use the service. Passengers who use C-VAN more than 33 times per month would be encouraged to group their trips more efficiently as well as consider using a combination of C-VAN and fixed-route bus service if possible.

Requiring all C-VAN passengers to contribute a small portion toward each and every trip is one small way to help maintain paratransit service while minimizing impacts to other needed services.

The paratransit fare change was first introduced to the C-TRAN Board of Directors in February. C-TRAN will host public open house meetings on the proposed changes on the dates listed below:

Wednesday, March 22 • 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Marshall Center Craft Room (just to the right of the front entry doors)
1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver
Served by Route 30 and The Vine
Tuesday, March 28 • 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Fisher's Landing Transit Center
3501 S.E. 164th Ave., Vancouver
Served by routes 30, 37, 41, 65, 80, 92, 177
Thursday, March 30 • 5:30 p.m.
C-TRAN Citizens Advisory Committee monthly meeting
C-TRAN Administrative Building
2425 N.E. 65th Ave., Vancouver
Served by Route 30 and The Vine

Public Hearing

Tuesday, April 11 • 5:30 p.m.
C-TRAN Board of Directors meeting
Vancouver Community Library, Columbia Room
901 C St., Vancouver
Served by routes 2, 25, 30, 32, 37, 39, 47, 60, 71, 105 and The Vine
 

Board Action on Proposal

Tuesday, May 9 • 5:30 p.m.
C-TRAN Board of Directors meeting
Vancouver Community Library, Columbia Room
901 C St., Vancouver
Served by routes 2, 25, 30, 32, 37, 39, 47, 60, 71, 105 and The Vine

Provide feedback: If you are unable to attend an open house but would like to provide feedback, you can do so in the following ways:

Website: Contact Us/Coments and Suggestions

Email: ctran@c-tran.com

Mail: PO Box 2529, Vancouver, WA 98668, Attention: Community Outreach