SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — LTD will begin service at its newest EmX station at RiverBend Hospital on Thursday. The new bus stop is on the north end of the RiverBend campus and will be called the Pavilion station.
LTD says that side of campus is developing fast with new buildings and services, so many people requested a new stop. They believe it will be a well-used station by visitors, staff and patients.
“These are outpatient and specialty clinics. There’s a lot of daily activity going on there so we know that a lot of customers like to go there, either to visit people, do checkups or do physical therapy,” says Andy Vabora with LTD.
Funding came through the Federal Transit Administration and through federal transportation funds. The total construction cost was $770,000.
Senator Ron Wyden will be in town for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. RiverBend Dr. will be closed to northbound traffic from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday morning, then service begins at 11 a.m.