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Vancouver resident Rachael Okerlund steps off a C-Tran bus wearing a face covering on Friday at the Vancouver Mall Transit Center. Face coverings remain a requirement on Vancouver public transit in accordance with CDC rules.

C-Tran ridership on the rebound in Clark County

Vancouver resident Rachael Okerlund steps off a C-Tran bus wearing a face covering on Friday at the Vancouver Mall Transit Center. Face coverings remain a requirement on Vancouver public transit in accordance with CDC rules.

July 13, 2021, 6:00am Business

June 30 marked the end of most of Washington’s COVID-19 pandemic restrictions including the indoor mask mandate at most businesses and public locations, but the requirement has persisted for transit riders on C-Tran buses due to separate state and federal mandates. Read story

Street paving in preparation for the new bike lane striping project is underway along Columbia Street near the intersection of 33rd Street on Wednesday morning. The contractor, Granite Construction, expects to wrap up the first phase of the work in mid-July.

Columbia Street repaving project a major pedal pusher

Street paving in preparation for the new bike lane striping project is underway along Columbia Street near the intersection of 33rd Street on Wednesday morning. The contractor, Granite Construction, expects to wrap up the first phase of the work in mid-July.

July 7, 2021, 7:19pm Clark County News

A long-planned project to repave and restripe Columbia Street in west Vancouver is finally underway, with crews expected to wrap up the first phase of their work around mid-July. Read story

Michael Kelly, transportation services manager for Community in Motion, steps into one of two newly decorated vehicles Thursday afternoon.

Vancouver nonprofit rebrands as Community in Motion for rides

Michael Kelly, transportation services manager for Community in Motion, steps into one of two newly decorated vehicles Thursday afternoon.

July 5, 2021, 6:05am Business

Many Vancouver residents are probably familiar with Community in Motion, even if they haven’t heard the name before. The nonprofit was previously called the Human Services Council and dates back to 1946, providing assistance to Southwest Washington residents through a variety of programs for more than 70 years. Read story

Yale Bridge closures, work for next 3 weeks

July 2, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

The Yale Bridge, which carries state Highway 503 over the Lewis River at the north end of Clark County, will be closed intermittently during the next three weeks while Washington State Department of Transportation crews perform repair work on the deck. Read story

I-5 pavement repair set for north Clark County

July 2, 2021, 6:01am Clark County News

Contractors for the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin work next week on a $7.6 million project to rehabilitate a 2-mile stretch of southbound Interstate 5 between Woodland and La Center, according to a press release from WSDOT. Read story

Traffic travels east on state Highway 14, right, as the highway is looking east at Interstate 205 Monday morning. WSDOT is plans to add a lane in each direction to a portion of the highway next year to ease congestion.

Highway 14 congested corridor to gain lanes in east Vancouver

Traffic travels east on state Highway 14, right, as the highway is looking east at Interstate 205 Monday morning. WSDOT is plans to add a lane in each direction to a portion of the highway next year to ease congestion.

June 22, 2021, 6:04am Business

The state Highway 14 corridor in Vancouver is notorious for rush hour congestion, with an especially unpleasant choke point between Interstate 205 and Southeast 164th Avenue that tends to tie up commuters heading for Oregon. Read story

Cars navigate the intersection of South Royle Road and South Wells Drive in Ridgefield on Tuesday.

Ridgefield to get 6th roundabout as city eyes safety, efficiency

Cars navigate the intersection of South Royle Road and South Wells Drive in Ridgefield on Tuesday.

June 21, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

Another roundabout is coming to Ridgefield later this year, part of a trend over the past couple of decades that is expected to continue. Read story

One of TriMet's new battery-electric buses from manufacturer Gillig sits outside a garage in March. C-Tran's board of directors voted Tuesday to authorize the purchase of eight buses of the same model to begin running in Clark County. The buses charge overnight and have an estimated range of 150-210 miles per charge.

C-Tran charges ahead with electric buses

One of TriMet's new battery-electric buses from manufacturer Gillig sits outside a garage in March. C-Tran's board of directors voted Tuesday to authorize the purchase of eight buses of the same model to begin running in Clark County. The buses charge overnight and have an estimated range of 150-210 miles per charge.

June 10, 2021, 6:01am Business

C-Tran is poised to take its first step toward electrifying its bus fleet. The agency’s board of directors voted Tuesday to authorize the purchase of eight new battery-electric buses to replace eight of the fleet’s oldest diesel models. Read story

Conceptual renderings detail the envisioned design of the prototype Frog Ferry vessel, which will be built by All American Marine, based in Bellingham. The 65-foot vessel would be short enough to fit under Portland's Steel Bridge without requiring a bridge lift on most days.

Frog Ferry pilot program to begin in Portland, add Vancouver later

Conceptual renderings detail the envisioned design of the prototype Frog Ferry vessel, which will be built by All American Marine, based in Bellingham. The 65-foot vessel would be short enough to fit under Portland's Steel Bridge without requiring a bridge lift on most days.

June 9, 2021, 6:02am Business

Friends of Frog Ferry, the nonprofit spearheading an effort to bring a river taxi service to the Portland area, held a press conference Tuesday to announce plans for a two-year pilot program. Vancouver would not be part of the test route, but could be added to the lineup later. Read story

Road project to close part of N.E. 10th Ave. in Vancouver

June 5, 2021, 5:57am Clark County News

Regular drivers of Northeast 10th Avenue between Northeast 149th Street and Northeast 154th Street will need to find alternate routes beginning Monday. Read story