Drive Less; Save More in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new program in South Corvallis is encouraging residents to use alternative modes of transportation. The program is called Drive Less; Save More, and it promotes drivers to bike, walk, carpool, or take the bus. The Oregon Department of Transportation is piloting the program with help from the City of Corvallis and … 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 »

Oakridge School’s Busing Battle

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — A feud’s brewing over the future of student transportation at the Oakridge School District. The Oakridge School Board says they won’t make a decision on outsourcing its student transportation Monday, despite what the Oregon School Employees Association said. In a press release Friday, OSEA said contracting out is “a bad bargain” for the … Continue reading »

ODOT Proposes EV Charging Stations

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation wants public comment on proposed electric vehicle charging station locations around the state. There are proposed sites in 11 cities around Oregon including two sites in Coos Bay, two in Elkton and two in Reedsport. These sites have the most potential to host the EV charging stations … Continue reading »