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Columbian Transportation & Environment Reporter

Clark County plans to use new data to launch a program to optimize the timing of traffic signals on its busiest corridors, including the intersection of Highway 99 and 99th Street.

County to upgrade traffic signal technology

Clark County plans to use new data to launch a program to optimize the timing of traffic signals on its busiest corridors, including the intersection of Highway 99 and 99th Street.

March 30, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

When one of Clark County's major traffic signals malfunctioned in December, it didn't take long for Rob Klug and his team to find out about it. Read story

Student James West rides C-Tran's No. 47 bus to Yacolt earlier this month. The route is one of the least-used in C-Tran's system, with slightly more than 6,000 boardings in 2014.

C-Tran balances service, costs as ridership declines

Student James West rides C-Tran's No. 47 bus to Yacolt earlier this month. The route is one of the least-used in C-Tran's system, with slightly more than 6,000 boardings in 2014.

March 29, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

Jonathan Sincock begins his commute to work at precisely 6:22 a.m. each morning. Read story

The proposed Tesoro-Savage oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver would include operations at Terminal 5, west of Interstate 5.

Oil terminal foes granted full voice in review

The proposed Tesoro-Savage oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver would include operations at Terminal 5, west of Interstate 5.

March 26, 2015, 12:00am Business

The state panel reviewing a proposed oil terminal in Vancouver will allow more than a dozen parties to take part in the upcoming adjudication process surrounding the controversial project. Read story

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., left, and Sen.

Cantwell, Murray among Senate Democrats seeking tougher oil train rules

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., left, and Sen.

March 25, 2015, 12:00am Editor's Choice

SEATTLE -- Senate Democrats have proposed federal legislation to strengthen safety standards for trains that carry volatile shipments of crude oil. Read story

The ongoing expansion of state Highway 502 between Interstate 5 and Battle Ground has left several vacant spots near the Dollars Corner intersection at Northeast 72nd Avenue.

There’s change coming at Dollars Corner

The ongoing expansion of state Highway 502 between Interstate 5 and Battle Ground has left several vacant spots near the Dollars Corner intersection at Northeast 72nd Avenue.

March 25, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

You might say Randy Radtke is the last man standing at Dollars Corner. Read story

Despite a formal drought declaration in other parts of the state, a relatively good water supply in Southwest Washington may keep the area from falling into the same category for this summer.

Will drought declaration reach county?

Despite a formal drought declaration in other parts of the state, a relatively good water supply in Southwest Washington may keep the area from falling into the same category for this summer.

March 21, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

Don't let the rain fool you. Many parts of Washington are in a precarious position as the Northwest's wet season approaches its end. Read story

C-Tran's Route 39 bus stops on East Fourth Plain Boulevard East of Fort Vancouver Way on August 4, 2009.

Bus rapid transit construction set for summer

C-Tran's Route 39 bus stops on East Fourth Plain Boulevard East of Fort Vancouver Way on August 4, 2009.

March 20, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

The C-Tran Board of Directors on Thursday approved three key contracts for a planned bus rapid transit system in Vancouver, clearing one of the final hurdles before the project begins construction this summer. Read story

Gorge commission hires an interim director

March 18, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

The Columbia River Gorge Commission has hired Krystyna Wolniakowski as its interim executive director to lead the agency while it seeks a permanent replacement to departing director Darren Nichols. Read story

An oil train passes through downtown Vancouver last summer.

Leaders join broad coalition on oil trains

An oil train passes through downtown Vancouver last summer.

March 13, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

Several Clark County leaders have joined a growing coalition of elected officials across the Northwest who say they want to raise awareness about the risks of transporting coal and oil by rail. Read story

Fishery council adopts new forage fish rules

March 10, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

West Coast fishery managers on Tuesday approved new protections for small forage fish in a move cheered by advocates as a landmark decision. Read story