Community Invited to Provide Input on C-TRAN's Turtle Place Bus Rapid Transit Station
VANCOUVER - The public is invited to review and comment on updated design alternatives of the Turtle Place Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station and property on the morning of Thursday, August 14. Open House participants will join C-TRAN staff and the Fourth Plain Bus Rapid Transit Project team at the Vancouver Community Library prior to walking to the station site.
To participate in the open house and site visit, please attend the following:
Thursday, August 14, 2014
9:30 a.m. - noon
Vancouver Community Library, Columbia Room, 901 C Street, Vancouver
Served by routes 2, 4, 25, 30, 32, 37, 38, 44 and 105
Staff will be available to provide information and answer questions. The Vancouver Community Library is ADA accessible, however 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.
For anyone unable to attend, please note that the design concepts will be posted on the project's website for review and that comments 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 culminated in adopting a Locally Preferred Alternative to implement Bus Rapid Transit from downtown Vancouver to Westfield Vancouver Mall. C-TRAN 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 the Fourth Plain bus rapid transit project please visit C-TRAN's Web site at www.c-tran.com/brt,
or call Katy Belokonny at 360-906-7318.