Vancouver, WA: Following its Triennial Review of C-TRAN this spring, the Federal Transit Administration’s Regional Engineer, Steve Saxton, reported to C-TRAN Board Chair Marc Boldt that the agency found “no deficiencies” in C-TRAN’s performance or its adherence to FTA requirements and policies.

Mandated by Congress in 1982, the FTA’s Triennial Review examines grantee performance every three years in 17 key areas, including those that carry the highest risk potential for non-compliance such as Technical Capacity, Financial Capacity, Financial Management, Procurement, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and Maintenance. A finding in any one of these areas has the potential for serious consequences.

“C-TRAN takes our compliance with federal requirements very seriously,” said CEO Shawn M. Donaghy. “This ‘finding of no deficiencies’ by the FTA is a testament to our employees’ commitment to upholding these regulations, which ensure that our agency is operating in the best interest of our passengers.”

A deficiency-free finding is quite rare. According to the FTA, between 2015 and 2017, the Administration conducted 615 reviews; only 43, or 7 percent, came in with no deficiencies.

In addition to helping evaluate grantees, the review gives FTA an opportunity to provide technical assistance on FTA requirements and aids FTA in reporting to the Transportation Secretary, Congress, other oversight agencies, and the transit community on the Urbanized Area Formula Program.

About the Agency

C-TRAN is the regional public transportation provider for portions of Clark County. It offers local bus service within its Clark County service area, Limited 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.


Christine Selk, Communication and Public Affairs Manager/PIO

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