In May, the C-TRAN Board of Directors approved a new Rose Village Connector service for Vancouver's Rose Village neighborhood. The new service will begin in September 2019 as part of a series of other service changes.
The service will replace the existing Route 39 with a shorter loop running hourly along 33rd Street, Grand Boulevard, Fourth Plain Boulevard and Main Street serving existing stops on a fixed schedule. It will also directly serve the VA Medical Center.
The bus will make eight loops along that route each day: four in the morning, four in the afternoon. During the time between trips, that will be supplemented with additional Connector-style service allowing residents in Rose Village to call for a ride anywhere in the designated dial-a-ride area. Same-day ride requests would need to be made at least 90 minutes in advance, similar to C-TRAN’s existing Connector service.
Approximate hours of operation for the Rose Village Connector would be 7:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. in the morning, then 2:30 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. in the afternoons. It would run Monday through Friday only.
The concept will still provide Rose Village residents a direct link to the nearby VA Medical Center, Walmart, Safeway and Walgreens, plus connections to other fixed routes. The goal is to continue to provide transportation service for those who depend on it in the neighborhood, while doing so in a way that makes more sense given current demand and ridership.
The Rose Village Connector will have the same fares as any Local route. Got questions? You can always call 360-695-0123 to speak with a C-TRAN representative.