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 »

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 »

LTD to Begin Selling Ticket Books

EUGENE, Ore. — Things just got a bit more convenient for people who occasionally use the LTD bus system. Starting Monday October 1, the Lane Transit District will sell 10 ride ticket books. Each ticket is good for one fare and two tickets can be used for a one-day pass. The district says the 10-pass … Continue reading »

Local Leaders Support EmX

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s mayor and other supporters rallied Monday to support the EmX expansion into west Eugene. They say the route is important to the local economy and would add roughly $95 million for local construction jobs. “It’s transportation that’s more efficient. It reduces our fossil fuels, reduces air pollution and congestion. Transportation dollars … Continue reading »

LTD Changing Services This Fall

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane Transit District has released its fall service changes, which go into effect Sept. 16. Most of the changes are to timepoints along routes such as 12 Gateway, 36 West 18th Avenue and 43 West 11th Avenue/Barger. LTD says it’s not printing as many issues of Riders Digest, its route booklet, as … Continue reading »

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