Volunteers Remove Concrete, Plant Trees

EUGENE, Ore. — Near downtown Eugene, concrete is coming out and trees are going in. Volunteers will remove 12-inch blocks on Almaden Street near Seventh Avenue on Saturday. It’s located off the corridor of the new West Eugene EmX line. LTD plans to remove about 250 trees as part of the project, but it will … Continue reading »

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 »

Ride LTD for Free this Weekend

EUGENE, Ore. — Hop on the Lane Transit District system this weekend to head to the Oregon Country Fair or not. LTD is providing everyone free rides this weekend on any of its routes. The event paid for fares for the entire system, Friday through Sunday. LTD staff say the partnership is a win-win for … 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 »

Big Rig Challenge Winners Drive LTD Bus

EUGENE, Ore. — People got behind the wheel of a big rig Wednesday as part of the Business Commute Challenge. Pacific Continental and the Saif Corporation won the Big Rig Challenge, beating out more than 80 other teams that entered, so they got to drive an LTD bus. Coordinators and participants say the goal is … 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 »

LTD Summer Pass Offer for Kids

EUGENE, Ore. — A special deal this summer for kids in the Eugene-Springfield area that lets them skate, swim and possibly bowl a strike, all for one price. It’s called the 1Pass and anyone under the age of 18 can get one for $50. The pass gets kids on any LTD bus and into any … 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 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 »

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