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Eric Florip

transportation & environment reporter

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C-Tran 2030 plan on table

By Eric Florip April 24, 2015 6 a.m.

Five years ago, C-Tran leaders approved a long-range plan that for the first time detailed what the transit agency could look like in 2030.

Produce shares made available to people who use food stamps

By Eric Florip April 21, 2015 7:11 p.m.

People often cite cost as a reason they don't buy more local, natural food. It's just too expensive, they say.

Proposed east county span may shift east

By Eric Florip April 21, 2015 5:26 p.m.

The proposed east county bridge could be heading farther east. But it still needs crucial buy-in, and its new location may present new hurdles.

Increase in oil trains heightens awareness of safety record

By Aaron Corvin and Eric Florip April 19, 2015 6 a.m.

Rail accidents happen in Clark County, and they happen regularly. Most go unnoticed by the public.

Drought emergency reaches Clark County

By Eric Florip April 17, 2015 8:56 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday expanded Washington's drought emergency to cover nearly half the state, including much of Southwest Washington and all of Clark County.

Cantwell: Make Pearson rule final

By Eric Florip April 16, 2015 9:51 a.m.

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., has asked the Federal Aviation Administration to finalize a temporary rule that allows air traffic at Vancouver's Pearson Field to largely avoid restrictions from nearby Portland International Airport.

HOV bill dies in Oregon Legislature

By Eric Florip April 13, 2015 7:42 p.m.

Oregon's only carpool lane likely isn't going anywhere soon.

Cantwell: Act now on oil trains

By Eric Florip April 8, 2015 9:20 p.m.

Now is the time to act to reduce the continued risk of crude oil moving through the region by rail, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell said during a visit to Vancouver on Wednesday.

City: Review NuStar proposal

By Eric Florip April 7, 2015 6:21 p.m.

A proposal by NuStar Energy L.P. to handle crude oil at the Port of Vancouver must undergo a detailed environmental review, according to a determination by the city of Vancouver.

5 things to know about The Vine: Vancouver's bus rapid transit system

By Eric Florip April 7, 2015 5:52 p.m.

C-Tran would like to formally introduce you to "The Vine."

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