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Remove your studded tires March 31

March 22, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

Washington drivers have to remove their studded tires by the end of the day March 31. Starting April 1, those who still have the tires on can face potential fines of $136. The law applies to all drivers in the state, including visitors. Read story

Pedestrians enjoy sunny conditions with a view of the Interstate 5 Bridge at the Waterfront Vancouver on April 29, 2021.

Interstate Bridge Replacement Program aims to bridge equity gap

Pedestrians enjoy sunny conditions with a view of the Interstate 5 Bridge at the Waterfront Vancouver on April 29, 2021.

March 20, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

they’re inanimate things. So how can they not be fair to everyone? How can they not be equitable? Read story

Matilda Fiskum, 1, left, of Portland strolls with her grandmother, Polly Withrow of Vancouver, along the Columbia River waterfront near the Interstate 5 Bridge in May.

I-5 Bridge project staff says Oregon will administer tolling

Matilda Fiskum, 1, left, of Portland strolls with her grandmother, Polly Withrow of Vancouver, along the Columbia River waterfront near the Interstate 5 Bridge in May.

March 17, 2022, 7:21pm Clark County News

Tolling for the proposed new Interstate 5 Bridge will be administered by the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program staff announced Thursday. Read story

Bus rapid transit, which uses low-floor articulated hybrid buses of the type seen on C-Tran's Vine route, is seen as a possible alternative to light rail for the high-capacity public transit component of a replacement Interstate 5 Bridge. The previous version of the project settled on light rail, but the renewed effort has left the question more open-ended so far.

C-Tran to get $2.7M federal grant to replace 6 diesel buses

Bus rapid transit, which uses low-floor articulated hybrid buses of the type seen on C-Tran's Vine route, is seen as a possible alternative to light rail for the high-capacity public transit component of a replacement Interstate 5 Bridge. The previous version of the project settled on light rail, but the renewed effort has left the question more open-ended so far.

March 16, 2022, 6:42pm Business

C-Tran will receive a $2.7 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program, according to a Wednesday announcement from Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, both D-Wash. Read story

The I-5 Bridge stretches over the Columbia River during a sunrise in September.

I-5 Bridge project funding back to $1B in transportation package

The I-5 Bridge stretches over the Columbia River during a sunrise in September.

March 9, 2022, 7:08pm Clark County News

After an evening of last-minute negotiations, the final contributions for the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program in the Washington Legislature’s transportation package is $1 billion. Read story

Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, speaks on the Senate floor at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, during debate over a measure that authorizes legislative leaders to terminate any state of emergency called by the governor after 90 days if the Legislature is not in session. The measure passed the Democratic-led Senate chamber and now heads to the House, also held by Democrats, for consideration. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington Democrats look to new funding sources for transportation package

Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, speaks on the Senate floor at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, during debate over a measure that authorizes legislative leaders to terminate any state of emergency called by the governor after 90 days if the Legislature is not in session. The measure passed the Democratic-led Senate chamber and now heads to the House, also held by Democrats, for consideration. (AP Photo/Ted S.

March 7, 2022, 7:51am Latest News

In an effort to help fund $16.8 billion in transportation priorities, Democrats in the Washington Legislature are eyeing yet another shift in strategy. Read story

Open house set for Hazel Dell road improvements

March 1, 2022, 6:01am Clark County News

Area residents are invited to a virtual open house hosted by Clark County Public Works on sidewalk and road safety improvements planned for Northeast Hazel Dell Avenue. The open house is scheduled for 5 p.m. March 9 via the WebEx platform. Read story

Drivers near the intersection of Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard and Southeast 155th Avenue pass a sign advertising the future C-Tran VINE construction along the corridor. Construction is expected to take about 20 months.

Work begins on C-Tran Mill Plain Vine bus route

Drivers near the intersection of Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard and Southeast 155th Avenue pass a sign advertising the future C-Tran VINE construction along the corridor. Construction is expected to take about 20 months.

February 19, 2022, 6:08am Clark County News

Construction has begun on C-Tran’s Mill Plain Vine project. Read story

A conceptual design shows one way the Interstate 5 Bridge replacement could look passing through Vancouver's downtown area. This option shows two spans, while another shows a single stacked bridge. Both incorporate high-capacity transit and a shared-use path for pedestrians and bicycles.

Potential new taxes buoy $16B transportation plan by Washington Democrats

A conceptual design shows one way the Interstate 5 Bridge replacement could look passing through Vancouver's downtown area. This option shows two spans, while another shows a single stacked bridge. Both incorporate high-capacity transit and a shared-use path for pedestrians and bicycles.

February 14, 2022, 7:41am Latest News

To help fund more than $16 billion in transportation projects, Washington Democrats have proposed a new tax on fuel exports that could raise up to $2 billion. At the same time, Democrats also hope to give local governments increased authority to tax natural gas, steam power and telecom businesses —… Read story

Interstate 5 in Portland (The Columbian files)

Oregon tolling plan: South end of I-205 would be first to see change if ODOT plan takes effect

Interstate 5 in Portland (The Columbian files)

February 9, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

Drivers in Portland’s metro area could see trips tolled by 2024 or 2025, if Oregon’s plan to toll Portland’s interstate system is enacted. Read story