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 Offers New Pricing on Game Day

EUGENE, Ore. – The University of Oregon football season is right around the corner and that Lane Transit District will offer a discounted rate to get fans to the games. LTD says fans can pay for regular bus prices on their way to Autzen Stadium. The prices are $3.50 round trip for adults, $1.75 for … 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 »

OCF Buys LTD for the Weekend

VENETA, Ore. — The Oregon Country Fair will providing free fares for everyone during its festivities next weekend. Organizers spent at least $30,000 to buy LTD for the weekend, to help the environment and better the overall experience. Not only can fair patrons get to and from the event for free, but anyone can travel … 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 »

LTD Responds To Project Appeal

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane Transit District is responding to the appeal of the West Eugene Em-X Extension. The group Our Money Our Transit filed the motion in federal court. The group’s hoping to have the environmental impact of the proposal thrown out. LTD says it has zero doubt a federal judge will keep the … 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 »

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 Provides Free Service

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane Transit District participated in Earth Day festivities by providing free service throughout the day, including a shuttle to the Earth Day Celebration at EWEB. The transit service says that taking the bus instead of driving can reduce the amount of carbon a person puts into the atmosphere by up to … 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 »

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