Oakridge School’s Busing Battle

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — A feud’s brewing over the future of student transportation at the Oakridge School District. The Oakridge School Board says they won’t make a decision on outsourcing its student transportation Monday, despite what the Oregon School Employees Association said. In a press release Friday, OSEA said contracting out is “a bad bargain” for the … Continue reading »

Teams Compete in Poker Walkabout

EUGENE, Ore. — High gas prices might be a little more incentive to compete in the Business Commute Challenge. Monday, teams participated in the Poker Challenge Walkabout. They got a gift basket with a map of seven different organizations to visit where they’d get a card. The team with the best hand won. Organizers say … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge Is On

EUGENE, Ore. — The Business Commute Challenge was in full motion this weekend. The week-long competition kicked of Saturday, and was already off to a great start. Whether by bike, on foot or by bus, many people ditched their cars Sunday in favor of greener ways to get to work. A total of 162 teams, more than 1,600 … Continue reading »

Commute Challenge Begins Saturday

EUGENE, Ore. — Some local residents will compete against others to help the city go green in the Business Commute Challenge. About 158 teams are already signed up, totaling more than 1,500 people. The goal of the challenge is to get everyone out walking, biking or using public transit for a week to minimize our … Continue reading »

Commute Challenge Holds Red Carpet Event

EUGENE, Ore. — The Business Commute Challenge officially starts this weekend. It’s a friendly community competition to reduce our carbon footprint. So to get in the spirit, organizers held their first ever red carpet event, which drew a steady crowd at the Campbell Center for a morning breakfast treat on Tuesday. Dozens of commuters walked … Continue reading »

Commute Challenge Signup Kicks Off

EUGENE, Ore. — The Business Commute Challenge is right around the corner, and organizers held a kickoff event Wednesday to get the community ready. Team leaders picked up team packets, grabbed a bite to eat and put their names into a drawing for a variety of prizes. The challenge is May 11-17. That week more … Continue reading »

EmX Line Honored with Award

EUGENE, Ore. — The EmX bus system is getting some international kudos. According to transportation experts, EmX is one of the best transit systems in the country. Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy and Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg were honored Tuesday for their work on the bus rapid transit line. “We’re really excited about this award. We’re … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge Begins Soon

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — As the weather gets nicer, a lot of us ditch our cars and find another way to get to work. That could be riding a bike, walking or hopping on the bus. Those habits could help your company win a county-wide competition. The city of Springfield is just one the workplaces that’s … Continue reading »

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 … Continue reading »

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