EUGENE, Ore. -- Starting Feb. 1, passengers boarding Lane Transit District buses will have to start paying fares again.
Riders will pay using the TouchPass mobile phone app or TouchPass card, cash or fare purchased through a ticket vending machine on EmX platforms. Day passes purchased through a vending machine are accepted on all LTD buses.
"Passengers boarding LTD buses will notice three things on Feb. 1," said Aurora Jackson, LTD's general manager. "Passengers will again enter the bus from its front door, they will pay their fares with cash or the TouchPass mobile app or card, and the bus operator will be sitting behind a plexiglass shield to help reduce the spread of COVID-19."
TouchPass users will have a special February rewards pass available Jan. 20. To download the pass, visit the TouchPass website. New users can also download the app, or purchase a card for $3 at the LTD customer service center when it reopens on Jan. 17.
Passengers who purchased a pass when LTD suspended fares in March 2020 can contact customer service at 541-687-5555 after Feb. 20 to get a replacement pass.