C-TRAN in Clark County uses STARS analyses in BRT applications

Clark County, WA, will soon have a Bus Rapid Transit line along its busy Fourth Plain corridor.

C-TRAN, the transit agency for Clark County, WA, was recently awarded a $3 million Regional Mobility grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation.  The Sustainable Transportation Analysis and Rating System – STARS – helped C-TRAN’s  staff and prime consultant to forecast and quantify greenhouse gas reductions from BRT in their successful application.

C-TRAN also wanted a full cost economic analysis of the project.  The STARS Economic Benefit Analysis shows that the preferred alternative is projected to save Clark County taxpayers $93 million over a twenty-year period.  Showing the full costs of an investment provided more complete information to stakeholders, decision-makers and taxpayers.

C-TRAN will use this Economic Benefit analysis to strengthen their federal Small Starts application for the same project.

For more information contact Chuck Green, C-TRAN’s BRT Project Manager (chuckg@c-tran.org) or Peter Hurley at the Council (peter@transportationcouncil.org), or read this Executive Summary.

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