C-Tran's Chris Selk provided an interesting and timely update on system changes, effective September 1, 2016 during last night's meeting of the Rotary Club of Three Creeks, held for the first time at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.
Selk turned the floor over to our own Chuck Green - project manager for the transit agency's bus rapid transit project known as "The Vine" - for a brief description of the BRT project. This project, the largest capital project in C-Tran's history, will connect Vancouver Mall with downtown Vancouver, mainly along the Fourth Plain corridor to relieve congestion, improve service and allow passengers to pay for fares on the platform before boarding. The Vine will also include raised platforms for wheelchairs and bicycles to roll directly onto buses, reducing the stop time at each station along the corridor.
C-Tran is also making some system changes to create efficiency on all routes, and continues to look at how to reverse recent trend of declining ridership, It was a very interesting presentation and we're fortunate to have had Chris present to our club.
Fifteen people turned out for last night's meeting, and we received one more charter application, bringing us to a total of 19!