Aug. 13--C-TRAN will hold an open house for the public to review and comment on updated design alternatives for the Turtle Place Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station on Thursday.
The event is from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Participants can meet up with C-TRAN staff at the Columbia Room of the Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., prior to walking to the site of the station.
The Turtle Place station design is part of the Fourth Plain Bus Rapid Transit Project.
Staff will be available to answer questions about the design concepts. Accommodations for people with disabilities or in need of language translation can be arranged with advance notice by calling C-TRAN at 360-906-7318. Vancouver Community Library is served by bus routes 2, 4, 25, 30, 32, 37, 38, 44 and 105.
People unable to attend may see the designs and provide comments at the project's website.
C-TRAN says the Fourth Plain Bus Rapid Transit Project will be a state-of-the-art transit service linking downtown Vancouver, the Fourth Plain community, Clark College, the Veterans' Administration complex and Westfield Vancouver Mall.
BRT buses will operate in mixed traffic along the six-mile route, serving 34 curbside stations, and will replace existing routes 4 and 44. The project will retain most of the existing bus stops. Plans call for the stations to be within 1/3 mile of one another. On weekdays, BRT will operate buses every 10 minutes during peak periods and every 15 minutes during much of the off-peak. Peak weekend times may also see more frequent service.
In July, the C-TRAN board approved $6.7 million in funding for the project, fulfilling the required local match for federal funding.
-- Susan Green
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