The C in C-Tran stands for clueless and controversial. When it was a public transportation company, C-Tran had more stops that serviced the riders’ needs. They did move some of the stops away from the intersections because according to them, the buses were impeding traffic flow.
Now that they have the Vine system, which is considered mass transit, the stops are farther apart, two to three miles instead of a half-mile apart, and closer to the intersections. C-Tran says that they follow ADA guidelines, but I can’t see how the ADA considers elderly and people with disabilities having to walk two or more miles to get to a bus stop.
One of the C-Tran people at the Mill Plain Vine planning meeting said that the stores are happy because the Vine would be stopping by their business. The eastbound Mill Plain Vine will not stop close to the Fred Meyer on Chkalov. People will have to go to S.E. 98th Avenue and then transfer to the Vine heading west to get to Fred Meyer. Same with the hospital going westbound. We’ll have to spend more time riding buses to get to where we want to go.