Vancouver, WA: Alan Halgren, one of C-TRAN’s longest-tenured coach operators, is retiring this week after 37 years behind the wheel. He’ll drive his final shift on Friday, June 29.
Halgren’s time at C-TRAN spans the agency’s entire history. He was hired shortly before C-TRAN officially began service in July 1981. At that time, C-TRAN had just 25 drivers, including Halgren. It had a motley fleet of buses inherited from Vancouver Transit, C-TRAN’s predecessor, and purchased from elsewhere. The adult one-zone fare was 50 cents.
Today, C-TRAN has more than 250 fixed-route and paratransit drivers, 29 routes and a total ridership of more than 6 million trips in 2017. Halgren has remained a steady presence through it all.
“I love C-TRAN,” Halgren said during a recent interview marking national Transit Driver Appreciation Day. “I love the work that we do. I love to serve. It gives me a sense of joy.”
Halgren has driven routes all over Clark County during his time with C-TRAN. He’s currently on Route 6 (Fruit Valley/Grand). Halgren says he enjoys serving the community and helping people get to where they need to go.
C-TRAN salutes Halgren for his outstanding service, dedication and professionalism during the past 37 years. See Halgren’s full interview featured on national Transit Driver Appreciation Day back in March.
About the Agency
C-TRAN is the regional public transportation provider for portions of Clark County. It offers local bus service within its Clark County service area, Limited bus service to the nearest MAX light rail station, and Express commuter service to downtown Portland. It also provides Connector service within the city limits of Camas, La Center, and Ridgefield. For more information on C-TRAN please visit C-TRAN’s Web site at www.c-tran.com, or call Customer Service at (360) 695-0123.
Christine Selk, Communication and Public Affairs Manager/PIO
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