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LTD Bus Project Suspended

EUGENE, Ore. — A highly anticipated Lane Transit District project has been halted because of performance issues.

Over the last year, LTD has been testing buses on a track within its parking lot and in bus lanes. The system is supposed to dock the bus closer to the platform, making it easier for people to get on and off.

However, LTD says the guidance system pushed the buses away from the lane, which introduced new safety hazards.

“That was the first time it happened and after three years we thought everything had been tested. So it is a mystery,” said Ron Kilcoyne, LTD General Manager.

LTD says the problem only happened once.

The new system was supposed to begin on Jan. 7, 2013, but a new date has not been set yet.

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