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Letter: Buses need riders

By Glenn Ekberg, Vancouver
Published: April 4, 2023, 6:00am

I moved back to Clark County 10 years ago. Living in Portland I used Tri-Met because of convenience. Didn’t have to walk too far either getting on or at destination.

Since moving here, I have not used C-Tran; walks to stops too far or schedules too far apart time-wise. And now with the new Vine, the stops are moved farther apart with little concern for the public use. Absolutely no public comment about adding routes or stops.

It also appears there is a lot of money available to expand. Good, but no additional talk of serving the public. I have driven past the large Vine buses with maybe five or six people on the bus. That is not cost effective. More stops, more routes, more people using the service.

Big buses are good if you have the people to ride them.

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