LTD has big plans for transportation tax money

LTD plans to use the money to update their fleet and make it less expensive for some to ride.

Posted: Jul 3, 2018 7:16 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Lane Transit District has big plans for the $8 million they're expecting to get from the transportation tax.

LTD spokesman Edward McGlone said they plan to bring back the Youth Transit Program. The program allows students grades six through 12 to ride for free or at a reduced cost.

They also hope to invest in some electric buses and are looking at programs to reduce costs for low-income riders.

"Today two-thirds of our bus riders make less than $25,000 dollars a year," McGlone said. "So the cost of fare at $3.50 a day is sometimes more than people in our community can afford."

LTD is working on putting together a committee to advise the board of directors on how to spend the tax money and are looking for members.

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