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 Price Hike Proposal

EUGENE, Ore. – The Lane Transit District is proposing a rate hike, but they want to hear from the public first. If approved, the price for a monthly pass would go up $2 to $50. Youth passes would go up a dollar to $25. LTD is hosting a public meeting with the Neighborhood Council Tuesday … Continue reading »

Residents Travel by Bus in Snow

SPRINGFIELD/EUGENE, Ore. — Saturday was day three of the February winter storm and public works crews continue to encourage folks to stay off the roads. But if you were itching to get out and up to taking on the icy, slushy mess out there, you didn’t have to do it on your own. While many … Continue reading »

LTD Job Hopefuls Test Drive Buses

EUGENE, Ore. — It was a day behind the wheel of a very big vehicle for dozens of job hopefuls. Wednesday was the first day of Lane Transit District’s Come Drive the Bus recruitment event. Anyone interested in applying for a bus driving job gets to take a test drive around the LTD lot a … Continue reading »

LTD Recruits Bus Drivers

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’re in need of a job, then you might want to hop on the bus or, more specifically, in the driver’s seat. That’s because Lane Transit District is recruiting new bus drivers in the coming weeks. And, they’re offering people a chance to test drive a city bus. They’re currently taking … Continue reading »

LTD Drivers Race Against One Another

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane Transit District held a rodeo Sunday; but instead of horses and bull riding, the event was all about bus driving. 35 people went head to head, all trying to represent LTD in a national competition. Bus drivers had seven minutes to zigzag through cones, speed through obstacles, and back around … Continue reading »

LTD Launches Self-Steering Bus

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane Transit District launched its newest bus that can steer itself Monday. Along the bus’s route, LTD installed magnetic strips, which allows the driver to not worry about steering. Even though there are the magnetic strips, there’ll still be a driver behind the wheel of the bus. LTD says it doesn’t … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge Ends

EUGENE, Ore. — Once again, KEZI 9 News wants to thank everyone in the Eugene-Springfield area who participated in this year’s Business Commute Challenge. In honor of the more than 2,000 people who helped save more than 69,000 miles this year, there was a wrap party Thursday night. Sustainable Wealth Management won its category. The … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge Wraps Up

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s the final day of the Business Commute Challenge. All week local companies and their employees have been seeking out alternative ways to get to and from work. Friday was National Bike to Work Day. One business that takes part in the commute challenge is St. Vincent de Paul. One employee said … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge: Carpool Day

EUGENE, Ore. — The Business Commute Challenge is in it’s sixth day, and Thursday’s theme is a common one–Carpool Day! A woman who normally carpools every day with her husband told KEZI 9 News because they don’t work together, it takes a little more planning, but it works out well for them. “We think carpooling … Continue reading »

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