Transitions: November 2016

Catch The Vine: System Opens January 8, 2017

It’s official! The Vine will begin service on Sunday, January 8, 2017. The announcement was made during the C-TRAN Board of Directors’ October 11 meeting.

C-TRAN will celebrate the first bus rapid transit system in the Portland-Vancouver region with a grand opening event on Saturday, January 7. The community gathering will include food, giveaways, family-friendly games and other activities. More details about the event will be announced later this fall.

The Vine replaces Route 4, between downtown Vancouver and the Vancouver. The new system uses articulated buses, raised boarding platforms, new traffic signal technology and other amenities that combine to form a system that’s more efficient and reliable than regular bus service.

Opening The Vine culminates a five-year process that began with planning and analysis in 2011. The concept evolved as residents, businesses and other community members weighed in. Construction kicked off with a ground-breaking ceremony at Turtle Place in August 2015. For now, work continues along the corridor and at the new Vancouver Mall Transit Center, but will wind down before the end of 2016.

For updates on construction and grand opening festivities, please visit www.CatchTheVine.com!


Holidays and Reduced Service Days

Holiday Service: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24

On Thanksgiving Day, C-TRAN provides the following service and hours:

  1. Buses operate on their Sunday schedules
  2. C-TRAN Call Center is available from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m.
  3. C-TRAN’s Customer Service offices closed
  4. C-TRAN Administration Office closed

Reduced Service Day: Day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 25

On the Friday after Thanksgiving, C-TRAN provides the following service and hours:

  • Some local routes are canceled for the day, while others operate on their Saturday schedules. See list of routes inside
  • Express buses operate on reduced schedules; see schedule inside
  • C-TRAN’s Customer Service offices open; regular business hours
  • C-TRAN’s Call Center open; 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • C-TRAN Administration Office closed

Download Reduced schedules here