They say the route is important to the local economy and would add roughly $95 million for local construction jobs.
“It’s transportation that’s more efficient. It reduces our fossil fuels, reduces air pollution and congestion. Transportation dollars will follow this kind of development,” said Mayor Kitty Piercy.
University of Oregon administrators say a growing number of students and staff use public transportation, so the west Eugene EmX expansion will help them get to campus with less hassle.