Vancouver, WA: Vancouver residents, property owners and businesses are invited to shape the design of C-TRAN’s Bus Rapid Transit Stations the last week of February.
Walk up kiosks will be available for community members to comment on the proposed station designs and are scheduled for:
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Clark College (Gaiser Hall, Lobby)
Served by routes 25 and 39 and is within 1/3 mile walking distance from routes 3, 4 and 30
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Westfield Vancouver Mall transit platform
Served by routes 4, 7, 32, 44, 72, 78 & 80
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Vancouver Community Library
Served by routes 2, 4, 25, 30, 32, 37, 44, and 105
C-TRAN Administrative Office
Within 1/3 mile walking distance from routes 4 and 30
Staff will be available to provide information and answer questions. The kiosk locations are ADA accessible and accommodations for people with disabilities or those in need of language translation can make arrangements with advance notice by calling C-TRAN at (360) 906-7318.
The community is also welcome to participate online by viewing proposed station designs here. The survey will be available online from February 21–March 3, 2014. Written comments will be accepted at all events or may be submitted anytime via the Fourth Plain Bus Rapid Transit Project website at www.c-tran.com/brt.
About the Project
With one out of every three C-TRAN riders using the Fourth Plain Blvd. corridor at some point on their trip, the Fourth Plain transit corridor has the highest transit ridership within C-TRAN’s system. In recent years, travel by transit in the corridor has suffered by longer and more unpredictable travel times, delays caused by traffic congestion, bus overcrowding and difficulties getting to and from bus stops. In January 2011, C-TRAN initiated the Fourth Plain Transit Improvement Project Alternatives Analysis. This 18-month study identified a set of problems with existing transit service along the Fourth Plain Boulevard corridor, developed and evaluated 23 different alternatives, and recommended implementing Bus Rapid Transit from downtown Vancouver to Westfield Vancouver Mall. In the Fall of 2012, C-TRAN received a $2 million Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) grant from RTC, matched with $500,000 from C-TRAN’s adopted 2013-2014 budget. This grant, along with the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) approval, initiated the next phase of project planning, called “Project Development”. Project Development has been underway since April 2013.
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 Passenger Service at (360) 695-0123.
Contact: Jim Quintana, Interim Director, Development and Public Affairs • (360) 906-7430 Office • (360) 904-9636 Cell