Protect Bus and Para Transit Service We All Rely On!
Without your vote, C-TRAN will cut 35% of bus and C-VAN (Paratransit) service. These
cuts are real: loss of fourteen routes; elimination of all Sunday, holiday, and special
event service such as 4th of July and Clark Co Fair, and elimination of the Camas
Connector. Remaining routes' hours and frequency will be reduced, leaving commuters,
senior citizens, the disabled, and students without a way to get to work, church,
doctor, school, and shopping. All revenue from Prop 1 will fund bus service only,
not light rail.
Even If You Don't Ride the Bus – C-TRAN Serves You
C-TRAN moves thousands of commuters and students every day, taking cars off our roads
and highways. A 35% cut in service means worse congestion for all of us, wasting
time and expensive fuel. Proposition 1 is a smart way to save money and time.
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, ARC of Southwest Washington, National Federation
for the Blind, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, and hundreds of organizations,
business, and individuals have endorsed Proposition 1.
Visit www.preserveourbuses.com to see more.
Cutting Costs Have Helped But Aren't Enough
The recession and elimination of State matching funds resulted in a $96 million loss
over ten years. Meanwhile, an aging population has increased transit demand. C-TRAN
is spending reserves, has cut spending and increased efficiencies – eliminating 35
positions and increasing fares five times since 2005 – but more need for services
means an increase in demand for funding.
The fact is that C-Tran will be cutting mostly empty buses, not full ones. And their
large, mostly empty buses increase congestion by slowing traffic, so if they go away,
congestion will decrease, not increase.