Swan Island

The Swan Island TMA is a great resource for the southbound commuter. It provides transportation information and resources for the Southwest Washington commuter who works in the Swan Island industrial area.


What southbound solution works for you?


Sharing a ride with one, two, or even three other southbound commuters is the most flexible way to cut down on the cost of your southbound commute.

Do you need to find a carpool partner? One of the easiest ways to find a carpool partner is to create an account on the RieshareOnline site. By creating an account it will allow you to create a trip and it then will automatically match you up with other users in the system. It is a confidential carpool matching system that will allow you to contact potential matches via e-mail to start the discussion about possibly setting up a carpool.


If you know of five to twelve people who live in the same area and want to share a ride to Swan Island you might want to consider forming or joining a C-TRAN vanpool. For more information, please call 360-906-7510.

There are several options available to southbound commuters who want to relax during their commute and leave the driving to someone else. With the cooperative efforts of C-TRAN and TriMet, there may be a transit route that is a perfect fit for you!

If you use C-TRAN limited service to MAX light rail stations (Delta Park/Vanport and Parkrose/Sumner) you can catch the TriMet Bus or MAX line that takes you to work. Please Note: Only C-TRAN All Zone or Express Zone fare instruments can be used on TriMet.

For more information about C-TRAN fares and where to buy tickets and passes go to C-TRAN’s Fare Information.

For assistance with trip planning contact C-TRAN Call Center at (360) 695-0123.

While Swan Island may seem like a far bike ride, depending on where you live in Southwest Washington, it could be a good option for you. You can ride the whole distance or you could ride your bike to a bus stop or transit center and either leave your bike there if secure facilities are available or you could take your bike with you.

Both the I-5 bridge and I-205 bridge have bike paths that are accessible from both Vancouver and Portland. The City of Vancouver has a bike map that shows routes within Vancouver to the bridges, and then it also includes the City of Portland bike map that shows routes from the bridges to Swan Island.  If you’d like a copy of the Vancouver Bike Map, you can pick one up at the Swan Island TMA office or send us an e-mail that includes your name and mailing address and we’ll send one to you right away!

The Swan Island TMA offers more information if you are interested in commuting by bike to Swan Island. Bike maps are available for routes around Swan Island as well information for existing and proposed facilities. For more information about Swan Island TMA send an e-mail with your request for information.