Mass Transit Ridership Up in US

EUGENE, Ore. — Mass transit was more popular in 2013 than is has been in 57 years, according to the American Public Transportation Association. In a report released Monday, APTA said 10.7 billion trips were taken using mass transportation last year. Locally, LTD says their overall ridership numbers have stayed pretty flat the last few … Continue reading »

Free Fares Offered to the Fair

VENETA, Ore. – Riders will get to ride free on Lane Transit District buses during an upcoming weekend. The Oregon Country Fair will sponsor a free fares system for LTD during the 44th annual fair, July 12-14. The service helps reduce the fair’s impact on the environment and ease vehicle congestion. “Supporting public transportation in … Continue reading »

Public Transit Ridership Up

EUGENE, Ore. — A new national study reveals more people used public transportation in 2012 than in 2011. Lane Transit District says those numbers translate locally. They say there’s been a slow and steady increase in ridership in the past two years. “The younger generation, folks who are moving back to the central city and … Continue reading »

Public Transit Ridership Up 1.5% in 2012

(CNN) — Last year was a great year for public transit systems across the country. More people used public transportation in 2012 than in 2011. That’s according to new statistics from the American Public Transportation Association. Americans’ use of subways, commuter trains, light rail, trolleys and buses was up 1.5 percent last year compared to … Continue reading »