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Columbian Transportation & Environment Reporter

FTA Administrator Therese McMillan speaks as C-Tran CEO Jeff Hamm listens in the background, at an event at Clark College in Vancouver, Thursday September 10, 2015. McMillan officially announced a $38.5 million grant award for C-Tran's bus rapid transit project known as The Vine.

FTA head praises The Vine, makes it official

FTA Administrator Therese McMillan speaks as C-Tran CEO Jeff Hamm listens in the background, at an event at Clark College in Vancouver, Thursday September 10, 2015. McMillan officially announced a $38.5 million grant award for C-Tran's bus rapid transit project known as The Vine.

September 10, 2015, 4:57pm Clark County News

If The Vine wasn't already a done deal, it is now. The head of the Federal Transit Administration joined C-Tran leaders and other partners Thursday to celebrate the planned bus rapid transit project and make it official. The day's agenda included signing the documents that formally give C-Tran a $38.5… Read story

Columbia River Gorge group hires new director

September 9, 2015, 5:54pm Clark County News

The Columbia River Gorge Commission this week hired Krystyna Wolniakowski as its executive director, making her the seventh head of the bistate agency. Read story

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Mount St. Helens’ name appears safe

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September 6, 2015, 6:00am Clark County News

Some call her Lawetlat'la, a Cowlitz name that translates to "The Smoker." Others might use Loowit. Read story

Should bus drivers have CPR training?

September 6, 2015, 6:00am Clark County News

In a medical emergency, Teri Lyn Vik knows minutes — even seconds — count. The Vancouver resident spent 17 years as a 911 operator and dispatcher in Portland. She developed a keen sense of what it takes to get someone help in critical moments of need. Vik believes it’s important… Read story

C-Tran board seat at issue

September 2, 2015, 6:37pm Clark County News

An ongoing tug-of-war between La Center, Ridgefield and Yacolt has left the three municipalities' shared seat on the C-Tran Board of Directors with an uncertain future. Read story

A motorist traveling on Northeast Ward Road passes discarded trash in the bike lane Wednesday afternoon, August 26, 2015.

Debris in bike lanes a peril for pedalers

A motorist traveling on Northeast Ward Road passes discarded trash in the bike lane Wednesday afternoon, August 26, 2015.

September 2, 2015, 6:00am Life

City can sweep street if it’s alerted to a hazard; public can stop dropping litter Read story

Ben Fulwiler died following a collision with a C-Tran bus in 2012.

C-Tran agrees to $2M settlement in 2012 death

Ben Fulwiler died following a collision with a C-Tran bus in 2012.

August 31, 2015, 4:29pm Clark County News

The family of an 11-year-old boy who died after colliding with a C-Tran bus in 2012 will receive $2 million in a settlement reached this month. Read story

Forecast: Significant rainfall on its way

August 27, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

A fall-like weather system will bring a potent mix of rain and wind to the region starting tonight, according to the National Weather Service. 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 ruling favors Vancouver port

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

August 25, 2015, 5:00pm Business

The Port of Vancouver did not violate state environmental laws when it approved a lease for an oil transfer terminal at the port, a three-judge appeals court panel said in a ruling released Tuesday. Read story

Jeff Hamm, executive director of C-Tran, speaks during a ceremony to launch construction of The Vine on Monday.

C-Tran head: The Vine milestone ‘historic’

Jeff Hamm, executive director of C-Tran, speaks during a ceremony to launch construction of The Vine on Monday.

August 24, 2015, 5:00pm Business

C-Tran officially planted The Vine on Monday, celebrating the start of a project that will bring big changes to Vancouver's Fourth Plain corridor. Read story