EmX Relocation Work Resumes

EUGENE, Ore. — A lot of work will take place at the intersection of Madison Street and 7th Avenue soon. Project coordinators say they want to get this done as quickly as possible. Starting last weekend, EWEB resumed work on relocating service lines along 7th Avenue from Madison Street to Charnelton Street. The EmX project … Continue reading »

Grant Goes to Three New Bridges

EUGENE, Ore. — Thanks to new funding approved by the Oregon Transportation Commission, the Lane Transit District will get $3.51 million. The bulk of the money will go to build three new bike and pedestrian bridges over Amazon Creek. The bridges will be at Buck Street, Sam Reynolds Street, and between Commerce Street and Fern … Continue reading »

EmX Construction Begins

EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Water and Electric Board began relocating water mains Sunday night in preparation of the west Eugene EmX extension project. Construction started on west 7th Avenue from Madison Street to Charnelton Street. Crews will also be working on west 7th Avenue between Garfield Street and Chambers Street. The work will take … Continue reading »

New EmX Station at Hospital

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — People traveling to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield have a new EmX station to help them get there. There was a ribbon-cutting Thursday morning, celebrating the opening of the new EmX pavilion station, located on Riverbend Drive. The stop has been in the works for ten years since the … Continue reading »

LTD Gets New Stop At RiverBend

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 … Continue reading »

West Eugene EmX Work Beginning Next Week

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane Transit District is set to begin work on the west Eugene EmX route next week but not everyone in the area is looking forward to the new bus route. EWEB crews are starting work on West 6th and 7th on Monday to move water utilities. Some businesses are excited to see this … Continue reading »

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 »

LTD Ticket Machines Experience Problems

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’re planning on taking the bus, you might want to bring cash instead of a card to pay for your ticket. LTD says it’s having problems with its EmX ticket vending machines. It says people may have trouble with credit and debit card transactions. Officials say AT&T is upgrading its 2G … 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 »

LTD Board Voting on EmX Extension

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane Transit District Board of Directors is expected to reaffirm its support for the EmX extension into west Eugene. The board’s vote comes after the Eugene City Council voted 7-to-1 in favor of the project. It’s a step that’s required as LTD goes after federal funding for the extension. “I think … Continue reading »

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