Vancouver, WA: Vancouver residents, property owners and businesses are invited to help name C-TRAN’s Bus Rapid
Transit System prior to June 4.

Part of an overall branding process to develop an identity for the BRT system, this follows
a similar process completed in March 2014 which resulted in selecting a BRT station design concept.

To view the current BRT station design and weigh-in on the BRT system names under consideration, visit a walk up kiosk on:

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Clark College (Penguin Union Building, Student Life Center)
Served by routes 25 and 39 and is within 1/3 mile walking distance from routes 3, 4 and 30

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
2–4 p.m.
Westfield Vancouver Mall transit platform
Served by routes 4, 7, 32, 44, 72, 78 & 80

Thursday, May 22, 2014
1:30–3:30 p.m.
Vancouver Community Library
Served by routes 2, 4, 25, 30, 32, 37, 44, and 105

Thursday, May 29, 2014
C-TRAN Citizens Advisory Committee
5:30–6:30 p.m.
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 in need of language translation can be arranged with advance notice by calling C-TRAN at (360) 906-7318.

The community is also welcome to participate online by viewing the proposed names here. The survey will be available online from May 13–June 4, 2014. Written comments will be accepted at all events or may be submitted anytime via the Fourth Plain Bus Rapid Transit Project website here.

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 culminated in adopting a Locally Preferred Alternative to implement Bus Rapid Transit from downtown Vancouver to Westfield Vancouver Mall. CTRAN has received $4 million in Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) grants from the Regional Transportation Council (RTC), matched with $1,000,000 from C-TRAN’s adopted 2013-2014 budget, to undertake the next phase of project planning, called “Project Development”. Project Development has been underway since April 2013. This phase is developing the project’s design, station features, as well as completing environmental studies and permitting.

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, Senior Manager, Development and Public Affairs • (360) 906-7430 Office • (360) 904-9636 Cell