A modest proposal

Clark County Commissioner David Madore and others have long said C-Tran doesn't need to raise fares, as the transit agency did for the seventh consecutive year in 2014. This month, Madore […]

Leavitt steps away from C-Tran board

When the new C-Tran board is seated next month, it will be without at least one familiar face. Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt, currently C-Tran's board chair, is removing himself from the […]

C-Tran board publicly, awkwardly discusses light rail deal

For several months, the C-Tran Board of Directors has discussed its controversial light rail contract with TriMet mostly in closed executive sessions. A surprise motion by Clark County Commissioner David Madore […]

Why Bart got benched for C-Tran composition meeting

Vancouver City Councilor Bart Hansen's earnestness earned him the nickname "Boy Scout Bart," and he can be counted on to save baby ducks.  But look at Bart (right, with local dude […]

Charter could mean new faces on C-Tran, RTC boards

This week's approval of a home rule charter could have a ripple effect beyond just Clark County government. The new charter could also bring some new faces to the boards of […]

C-Tran board: Call me maybe?

Following a couple of recent instances of telephonic governance, the C-Tran Board of Directors is considering setting new rules on how -- and how often -- board members can call […]

‘Sieg Heil’ man returns

Regular readers of APIL may recall that a C-Tran Board meeting earlier this month took an uncomfortable turn when a man launched into an impassioned denouncement of an impressive array […]

Survey says: The Vine wins BRT name game

Two months after announcing four possible names for its proposed bus rapid transit line, C-Tran has picked a winner. Vancouver's BRT system will be known as "The Vine." The Vine beat […]

C-Tran board meeting takes uncomfortable turn

For several months now, the projector at C-Tran board meetings has displayed the same message during public comment. It warns people against using loud, disruptive or threatening behavior. The regular warnings […]

C-Tran: Not in Les Schwab country

As C-Tran approaches a key decision point on bus rapid transit, the agency has spent recent months giving its board regular updates on the project. This week's update didn't quite go […]

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