The question of whether to submit one or two C-TRAN measures on the November ballot this year is gaining momentum and a variety of opinions – if last night’s Washougal City Council meeting is any indication.
C-TRAN Chief Executive Officer Jeff Hamm and Camas City Council member Linda Dietzman presented information regarding C-TRAN’s 2030 plan and ballot measure overview. Dietzman represents Camas and Washougal, as a member of the C-TRAN board.
One measure would involve a two-tenths of a cent sales tax increase, to pay for phase one of the 20-year Transit Development Plan. That would include improved service frequency on routes serving Vancouver, Camas, Washougal and Battle Ground.
It would also add routes to serve East Vancouver and connect Fisher’s Landing with Vancouver Mall, while extending routes to Legacy Hospital, Washington State University-Vancouver and Salmon Creek.
If that sales tax increase is not approved by voters in November, cuts would have to be made. They could include reducing the frequency of several routes including #92, known as the “Camas Connector.”