EUGENE, Ore. -- The Lane Transit District's Santa Clara Station began operations Sunday morning.
The new station is located on River Road between Green Lane and Hunsaker Lane in North Eugene. It replaces the River Road station that has served the Santa Clara and and River Road neighborhoods for 39 years.
“The completion of the Santa Clara Station is a community investment that provides more access for Santa Clara and River Road residents to travel throughout the District by bus,” said Aurora Jackson, LTD’s general manager. “We want to thank the neighborhoods for their important input that helped to inform the project and for their patience during the past year of construction.”
Santa Clara Station includes six bus bays, accommodating RideSource, and hosts 55 parking spaces and three electric vehicle charging stations at the Park & Ride beside the station.
The station also includes secured bike parking, covered station platforms, and a small building for employees to take breaks.
The Santa Clara Station was designed by local architects Rowell Brokaw to meet several key goals that were established with neighborhood input:
- Safety for pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, and buses
- Security improvements in lighting, surveillance, and monitoring
- Traffic flow improvements for motorists traveling along River Road and Green Lane
- Community enhancement for residents, existing businesses, and future economic development
LTD staff was at Santa Clara Station on Sunday to answer questions and support passengers using the new location.