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Eric Florip

transportation & environment reporter


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Crossing replacement to close part of St. Johns Road

By Eric Florip November 21, 2014 6 a.m.

A complete railroad crossing replacement will force a weekend-long closure of Northeast St. Johns Road near Northeast 68th Street starting tonight, according to Clark County Public Works.

Clark County loses seat on C-Tran board

By Eric Florip November 18, 2014 7:44 p.m.

A special committee voted Tuesday to reshuffle the membership of the C-Tran Board of Directors in a move that gives more representation to some of the area's smaller cities and strips the veto power held by Clark County and Vancouver.

C-Tran eyes larger budget for 2015-16

By Eric Florip November 17, 2014 6:17 p.m.

C-Tran expects another healthy revenue increase in its next two-year budget, according to a proposal sent to the agency's board members late last week.

Early 'Snowvember' was mostly a no-show

By Eric Florip , Emily Gillespie and Susan Parrish November 13, 2014 7:02 p.m.

Predictions of widespread snow in the metro area fizzled this morning after area schools announced delays or closures in anticipation of the threat.

TriMet rebuffs C-Tran request

By Eric Florip November 12, 2014 5:55 p.m.

TriMet reiterated Wednesday that it has no plans to terminate a controversial light rail contract it signed with C-Tran last year, despite an earlier request from C-Tran to do just that.

Veterans Day storm downs trees, disrupts power  

By Eric Florip , Emily Gillespie , Tyler Graf and Stephanie Rice November 11, 2014 9:21 p.m.

Strong winds have caused trees and limbs to come down, leaving thousands without power due to a swath of outages across Clark County this morning.

C-Tran overhauls surveillance system  

By Eric Florip November 10, 2014 6:43 p.m.

When a red, two-door car nearly side-swiped a C-Tran bus on Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard in late September, the agency saw it from every angle.

Cold, possible freezing rain in Clark County forecast

By Eric Florip November 10, 2014 5:23 p.m.

A blast of cold air this week will bring Clark County its first taste of winter, forecasters said, and possibly some wintry precipitation.

CRC lingers in long-range plans

By Eric Florip November 10, 2014 6 a.m.

The latest update of Clark County's long-range Regional Transportation Plan includes a project that goes something like this: Replace the Interstate 5 Bridge between Vancouver and Portland, rebuild much of the nearby freeway and connect high-capacity transit to Vancouver, all for about $3.3 billion.

Lough Legacy Veterans Parade pays tribute to service

By Eric Florip November 8, 2014 7:25 p.m.

William Sobolewski holds a stronger connection to the Fort Vancouver National Site than most: He was born there, in what used to be called the "Station Hospital."

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