The board of Clark County’s public transit agency considered options Saturday, as region-wide support for a light rail system withers. Federal officials say light rail is key to securing federal funding for a massive bridge project.
CTRAN staff presented a range of options for going forward or not going forward as a project sponsor for the bridge.
Many of those options would involve the city of Vancouver assuming a larger role. Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt, who’s on the CTRAN board, isn’t backing away from that possibility.
“If there is a failure of leadership at the CTRAN board to fulfill its obligations,” Leavitt said, “to support more efficient, effective transit modes, then the city of Vancouver Council will have to make a serious decision about accepting responsibility community expects from its elected leaders. “
The CTRAN board scheduled a special meeting April 30th to query CRC staff, and plans an up or down vote on its involvement in CRC May 14th.