As of April 15, all adults are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Washington. There are numerous options for getting vaccinated in Clark County, including local health care providers, clinics, pharmacies and two mass vaccination sites.
Most sites require an appointment. No car? No problem. Many locations are accessible by transit using C-TRAN’s existing services. Below are some of the vaccine options available in Clark County, and how to reach them by bus:
Tower Mall vaccination site: 5403 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver
Sea Mar: Multiple locations
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center: 400 N.E. Mother Joseph Place, Vancouver
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center: 2211 N.E. 139th Street, Vancouver
Kaiser Permanente: Multiple locations
Vancouver Clinic: Multiple locations
Clark County Fairgrounds vaccination site: 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield
This is only a partial list. Vaccines may also be available at local pharmacies and other locations around Clark County, many located on bus routes. You can use two different vaccine finder websites – www.VaccineLocator.doh.wa.gov and www.VaccineFinder.org – to find them.
Once you have your vaccine appointment set, use our trip planner at www.c-tran.com to find the best way there via transit. You can also call one of our fantastic customer service representatives at 360-695-0123 for trip planning assistance.
Looking for more information and resources related to COVID-19? Check with Clark County Public Health at www.clark.wa.gov/public-health.
Vancouver, WA: C-TRAN will soon activate a new “Green Zone” feature that will reduce emissions produced by vehicles in our fleet. It allows a hybrid bus to switch to electric-only mode when it’s traveling through a dense area such as a transit center or urban transit mall.
C-TRAN is deploying the feature from BAE Systems as a pilot program on two of its New Flyer buses. The Green Zone program establishes a defined area where the bus will temporarily shut off its diesel engine and run only on electric battery power. Using GPS technology with New Flyer’s Connect telematics signal location, the bus automatically makes this switch when it reaches the defined area.
The Green Zone pilot will initially be activated in two areas: around Fisher’s Landing Transit Center in Vancouver, and the transit mall along Fifth and Sixth Avenue in downtown Portland. The result is lower carbon emissions and cleaner air as the bus passes through high-pedestrian areas. Testing began earlier in 2020.
“Environmental stewardship is a big part of what we do as a public transit provider. We’re pleased to implement this latest step toward those efforts,” said C-TRAN Chief Executive Officer Shawn M. Donaghy. “C-TRAN is proud to be a sustainability leader in the region, and we’re proud to work with our partners in making this project happen.”
Two C-TRAN vehicles are involved in the pilot program: Our two newest 60-foot articulated New Flyer buses that have been assigned to Express service since 2019. Implementing the Green Zone technology is a small but important step, and it’s another way to help make our community more sustainable—not just in the service we provide, but in the way we provide it.
C-TRAN is the regional public transportation provider for portions of Clark County. It offers Local bus service within its Clark County service area, Regional 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 Vancouver, Camas, La Center, and Ridgefield. For more information on C-TRAN please visit C-TRAN’s website at www.c-tran.com, or call Customer Service at 360-695-0123.
Christine Selk, Director of Communication and Customer Experience
(360) 906-7314 Office
(503) 860-0508 Cell
Effective Sunday, May 9, C-TRAN will make service adjustments on two routes:
Be sure to check the schedule on your route before you ride. For questions or trip planning assistance, please call C-TRAN at 360-695-0123.
As a reminder, face coverings must be worn at all times on board buses or at any transit center, according to state and federal mandates. Some seats may be blocked off to ensure appropriate distancing between passengers on the bus. We remain committed to keeping our passengers and employees safe.
For more information on Washington’s current health guidelines and requirements, visit www.coronavirus.wa.gov.
C-TRAN’s vehicle service workers are the team that works behind the scenes to clean our entire fleet of buses every night. We also have additional workers out on transit center platforms during the day to clean and disinfect buses in between trips while they're in service.
Take a look behind the scenes (video from March 2020):
C-TRAN has used Bus on Shoulder lanes since they were first implemented in Clark County in 2017. The concept allows transit vehicles to use the shoulder of a given corridor to bypass traffic during times of heavy congestion. It creates faster travel times for buses and more reliable transit service for our region’s commuters.
There are limitations:
Bus-only shoulder lanes are currently in use on three freeway corridors in the region: State Route 14, Interstate 5 and Interstate 205.
Location: SR 14 between SE 164th Avenue and Interstate 205, Vancouver
Direction: Eastbound and westbound
Primary C-TRAN routes on corridor: 41, 65, 67, 164
Location: I-5 between 99th Street and the Interstate Bridge, Vancouver
Primary C-TRAN routes on corridor: 105, 134, 157, 199
Location: I-205 across the Glenn Jackson Bridge, Vancouver/Portland
Direction: Northbound and southbound
Primary C-TRAN routes on corridor: 65, 67, 164, 177