What We’re Doing Today:
- C-TRAN vehicles use a combination of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) and emissions control equipment to reduce fleet-wide Particulate Matter (PM)¹ emissions.
- C-TRAN operates 46 electric-hybrid buses which use over 30% less fuel and further reduce our carbon footprint.
What You Can Do Today:
- Choose to ride the bus one day a week. Use public transportation to go to work, shop, or take the kids to a fun attraction. Choosing transit over a car for your daily commute can save a person more than $9,700 per year, according to the American Public Transportation Association².
- Create a vanpool or carpool. C-TRAN's Vanpool Program offers commuters another option to reduce emissions by reducing the number of vehicles on the road. Call 360-906-7510 for more information. Additional resources can be found at www.ClarkCommute.org.
- Consolidate your trips. Plan ahead when you have errands to run, rather than doing them in multiple trips. If your friend or neighbor also has errands to run, ask them if they'd like to share the ride.
What C-TRAN Could Become by 2030:
- C-TRAN connects cities and communities in all directions with employment, commercial, entertainment, and residential areas providing congestion relief, economic development, access to social services, and transportation to those dependent on the public system.
- C-TRAN, in concert with other entities, provides safe core and specialized services through its transportation network and employs a variety of modes, each chosen to fit the particular route, its purpose and ridership. Potential options include bus rapid transit, trolley, streetcar, shuttles, connectors, light and heavy rail, and traditional fixed-route bus.
- C-TRAN is an industry leader in applying new technologies that maximize their effectiveness as a regional transportation provider enhancing the livability of the community through sound environmental practices.
C-TRAN Fuel Facts
In 2006, C-TRAN began using Ultra-Low-Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel, reducing its particulate-matter emissions by half. C-TRAN began retrofitting its fixed-route fleet with emissions control equipment to further reduce emissions in 2007 and, in 2008, put into operation its first 12 hybrid-electric buses. By 2017, the number of hybrid buses in service had grown to 46 -- more than one-third of the entire fixed-route fleet. That includes the 60-foot articulated buses that began service in January 2017 with the launch of the Vine. Ten more hybrid buses are expected to arrive in 2018. Hybrids use approximately 30 percent less fuel than regular diesel vehicles.
¹ Toxic Air Contaminants including arsenic, benzene, 1-butadiene, 3-butadiene, cadmium, acetaldehyde, acrolein, aniline, antimony cpds, beryllium cpds, biphenyl, POM including PAHs, dioxins and dibenzofurans, formaldehyde, nickel, inorganic lead, mercury compounds, methanol, methyl ethyl ketone, naphthalene,4-nitrobiphenyl and phenol. Source: Washington State Department of Ecology
² Based on January 2017 Transit Savings Report. The annual estimated savings in Portland, Oregon, is $10,353. For more information, go to www.apta.com.