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Eric Florip

transportation & environment reporter

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C-Tran maintenance facilities to grow for bus rapid transit

By Eric Florip October 23, 2014 8:22 p.m.

As C-Tran prepares to revamp its service along Vancouver's Fourth Plain corridor with a bus rapid transit line, the agency is also getting ready for a major makeover at its headquarters.

Trash fouls Shillapoo Wildlife Area

By Eric Florip October 22, 2014 8:02 p.m.

When Julia Rosenstein moved to Vancouver in 2006, she began searching for places to escape. She eventually happened upon the Shillapoo Wildlife Area, next to Vancouver Lake.

Forecast: Warm, dry winter ahead for Northwest

By Eric Florip October 16, 2014 7:31 p.m.

Clark County and the Pacific Northwest may be in for a warm, dry winter, according to an annual prediction released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

C-Tran board OKs electronic fare system

By Eric Florip October 15, 2014 6 a.m.

The C-Tran Board of Directors on Tuesday approved a sweeping electronic fare system that will allow riders to use pre-paid cards and other devices for the first time.

Review of C-Tran board to resume

By Eric Florip October 12, 2014 6 a.m.

After nearly a year-long hiatus, the committee considering a possible shake-up of the C-Tran Board of Directors will reconvene next month.

Skamania County declares 'state of emergency'

By Eric Florip October 11, 2014 5:34 p.m.

Skamania County commissioners have declared a "state of emergency," decrying what they describe as mismanagement of federal forestland that they say has hamstrung the financially battered county and created extreme fire danger.

Rest area rebuild expands Gee Creek site

By Eric Florip October 8, 2014 5:03 p.m.

More than a month after the southbound Gee Creek Rest Area closed for a complete rebuild, there's no sign of the old facility at the popular Interstate 5 pit stop.

Gorge commission requests bigger budget amid turmoil

By Eric Florip October 5, 2014 6:40 p.m.

After years of operating with tight budgets and a bare-bones staff, the Columbia River Gorge Commission is hoping 2015 brings better fortunes.

C-Tran asks TriMet: Please terminate light-rail contract

By Eric Florip October 3, 2014 10:09 p.m.

C-Tran has formally asked TriMet to join it in mutually terminating a controversial light-rail contract the two agencies signed last year.

Clark County's water year about 10 inches below normal

By Eric Florip October 1, 2014 5:27 p.m.

Despite recent rains, the 2014 water year ended this week with a sizable precipitation deficit in Clark County.

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