Vancouver, WA: C-TRAN has hired Inessa Vitko to serve as its next Chief Operations Officer. Inessa officially joins the C-TRAN team on May 10, 2018. As Chief Operations Officer, she will lead the agency’s largest department, which includes all of our fixed-route and paratransit operators.

Inessa comes to C-TRAN after 12 years at TriMet in Portland, where she served in multiple roles including work in budgeting and grants, operations and customer communications. She recently led TriMet’s first-ever Customer Experience Department, and played a key part in implementing the customer-facing components of Hop Fastpass, the regional electronic fare system that launched in 2017.

Inessa holds a Master’s of Public Administration and a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics and Statistics, both from Portland State University. She is an Oregon native and the proud daughter of (retired) long-haul truck drivers.

Inessa brings a wealth of experience, a passion for transit and community, and a proven track record of success. All of those traits will be valuable in meeting the goals of C-TRAN and the Operations department as we serve the community.

About the Agency

C-TRAN is the regional public transportation provider for Clark County. It offers local bus service within its Clark County service area, Regional bus service to the nearest MAX light rail station, and Express commuter service to downtown Portland. It also provides Connector service within the city limits of Camas, La Center, and Ridgefield. For more information on C-TRAN please visit C-TRAN’s Web site at, or call Customer Service at (360) 695-0123.