I am writing with interest to the comments regarding C-Tran and our Vancouver City Council. These are the people speaking for us and making decisions for us. My feeling is "walk a mile in our shoes." I take C-Tran to Portland daily for work. Thank goodness we have something available to us. However, along with a rate hike, they are combining some of the routes, which may mean overcrowding, etc. C-Tran makes many trips with many riders across the river daily. From what I read, not one of the big boys is a regular rider of C-Tran. Too bad you don't have to commute an hour each way to work daily. We gripe about Portland, but it's where we have to make a living.