This page has the following resources to help you with Transportation Service in Clerk County
Driver Licensing and Car Registration
You can use this link to find licensing offices that offer testing, car registration, license/ID distribution, and other important services. After you choose a city, you’ll find the contact information, address, and operating hours of each location along with other updates on service availability.
Wait times for walk-ins can be very long and some offices may currently be closed, so making an appointment at the office you want to visit is strongly encouraged. To schedule an appointment with a DOL office, you will need to provide:
- The reason for your visit
- The service you need
- The location you will visit
- Your appointment date and time
- Your name, phone number, email address, and additional notes if you require accessibility accommodations including translation services
Licensing Offices in Clark County
- 1301 NE 136th Ave Vancouver, WA 98684-0864
- Phone: 360.260.6288
- Fax: 360.260.6310
- 9609 NE 117th Ave Bldg 27, Ste 2730 Vancouver, WA 98662
- Phone: 360.576.6060
- Fax: 360.260.6124
Driver Training Schools
Licensed driver training programs will offer instruction that meets the State of Washington requirements. Some locations even offer testing services so you don’t have to schedule an appointment at a DOL office. A complete course must include:
- 30 hours of classroom instruction (maximum 2 hours per day)
- At least 6 hours of practice driving (maximum 1 hour per day)
- At least 1 hour of behind-the-wheel observation
Links for some driver training schools and services in Clark County:
Buying and Insuring Personal Vehicles
The link above takes you to the primer breakdown for finding and purchasing the right car. As long as you purchase a car from a dealership in Washington State, they can take care of transferring the title for you. You can even look for cars in different cities to see if you can find better or more affordable deals.
Links for buying cars in Clark County:
- Find Local Car Dealers (Autotrader)
- This site allows you to search for local dealerships based on their zip code. This is a great resource for researching the price and availability of cars. Some cars may not be listed, so you can call or visit a dealership to find out what they have available.
Tip: When buying cars online, be cautious about ones being sold by private sellers through things like Craigslist. There are fewer policies in place to guarantee the quality of the car.
The link above takes you to the primer breakdown for car insurance and some agencies that provide it. Local insurance agencies sometimes work directly with specific insurance companies, but some provide the service of shopping for auto insurance for you. Searching for highly rated insurance companies in your area and asking for a quote is a great place to start. Remember: you must carry your proof of insurance with you while driving!
Links for finding car insurance in Clark County:
Lowest Average Rates
Hop Fastpasses are reloadable transit cards that allow you to pay for transit from participating agencies with a single tap! Once you have a Hop Account you can add funds to your card online to pay for public transit across the county. You can also use functions like Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Samsung Pay to pay your fare at the Hop kiosks in Clark County.
Links for Hop Fastpass services:
- Get a Card In Person
- Cards are only available at specific locations.
- Create a Hop Account
- You will need to provide an email address, your first and last name, a memorable password, and a security question to access your account if you forget your information.
- You can register your card, add funds, and check your balance once you login to your Hop Account.
C-Tran is the primary public transit authority for Clark County. They offer over 25 routes throughout the county and offer a trip planner on their homepage.
Links for C-Tran’s bus services:
- 1301 W 11th St, Vancouver, WA 98660
- Phone: (800) 872-7245
Amtrak maintains nationwide rail lines from coast to coast. The Amtrak Cascades, Coast Starlight, and Empire Lines all offer service directly in Clark County. You can also connect to other lines and travel to many destinations across the country.
Links for Amtrak’s train services:
Vanpool programs can be very cost-effective for groups of people commuting to work in the same area. Starting a vanpool requires an application process, licensed driver, bookkeeper, and communication channels between riders to schedule rides. If you are interested in these programs, talk to your neighbors and others who are interested to learn about the program together!
Links for C-Tran’s vanpool services:
These apps allow you to schedule rides to your destination from your phone! Taxi service that allows you to call for a ride is also included below.
Links for various rideshare services operating in Clark County:
Bikes and Scooters
Many areas maintain designated bike lanes for commuters to use on roadways. Motorized bike and scooter rentals can also be used in these lanes for short trips (while obeying road safety laws). Always wear a helmet and stay aware of your surroundings.
Links for bicycle routes, trip planning, and other resources in Clark County:
As a pedestrian, you will have access to public trails, paved sidewalks, and the numerous public transit options available throughout the county. Walking with a group of two or more is a good way to keep yourself safe when traveling. Stay aware of traffic to keep yourself and those around you safe when crossing or walking near roadways.
Links for pedestrian trails and safety in Clark County:
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