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Lane Transit District’s battery-electric fleet is expanding.  Beginning next year, 19 more buses are being added, which will bring LTD’s total to 30, further replacing older, diesel-fueled vehicles.

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The Lane Transit District is extending their campaign to encourage people to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

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People in need of respite from heat can get a free ride to a cooling center on any LTD bus route. On July 30 and 31st starting at 1 p.m. riders can tell drivers they’re traveling to a cooling center and their fee will be waived. 

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Advocates called for federal support and investments in electric transportation at a press conference at Lane Transit District in Glenwood Thursday.

  

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On a visit to Oregon, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg highlighted the need for infrastructure investment to reduce carbon emissions and increase safety. The former mayor got to test drive an electric bus while visiting Eugene / Springfield.


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There’ll be no summer expansion of routes for Lane Transit District’s bus fleet this year.  A primary factor is a shortage of new bus operators.

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Lane Transit District will host a pop up vaccination clinic June 8 through June 10 at the Springfield Station.

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Transit busses in Eugene and Springfield will soon run without advertisements on them. Lane Transit District is phasing out the use of exterior bus ads starting in July. The agency said with revenue falling, it costs more to run the ad program than it takes in. 

LTD Bus Fare to Resume in February

Jan 7, 2021
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Lane Transit District will resume collecting bus fare on all routes starting Monday, Feb. 1.

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The Lane Transit District has recently replaced a historical marker stationed along a bus route after it was defaced in July. The display is in honor of one of Eugene’s first Black families.

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Two Willamette Valley transit agencies are restoring most of the service that was cut this year because of the coronavirus.

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With non-essential travel banned in much of the country, transportation providers are feeling the economic crunch during the coronavirus pandemic. The federal stimulus package included funding for many local airports and public transit agencies.

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On Saturday, Lane Transit District will instrument additional changes in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These changes will be in effect until further notice.

LTD to Limit Bus Service to Prevent Spread of Covid-19

Mar 18, 2020
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Lane Transit District announced Tuesday they will operate on a Saturday schedule for 6 days of the week, starting March 23. LTD is trying to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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Many questions and concerns surround Lane Transit District’s plans to potentially restructure bus routes in Eugene and Springfield. Today, one city council candidate stumped at a bus stop to discuss the proposed changes. 

LTD to Restructure Eugene Springfield Routes

Feb 18, 2020
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Lane Transit District wants to restructure its bus routes in the Eugene-Springfield area. LTD says the new system will be more accessible for underrepresented community members.

More OHP Users Get Free Rides to Medical Appointments

Jan 14, 2020
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Some Lane County residents on the Oregon Health Plan have access to free transportation to their medical appointments. Now, Lane Transit District is partnering with another provider to expand this service.

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As of this month Kindergarten to 12th grade students can now ride Lane Transit District busses for free.


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There’s a sparky new electric vehicle in Eugene, and passengers will soon be able to ride it for free. 


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Lane Transit District plans to go digital. They will roll out an electronic fare system in August.

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A three-day workshop on developing new concepts for Eugene’s River Road Corridor started today. 

The City of Eugene and Lane Transit District are asking for feedback on how to improve safety and connectivity on five of the most traveled roads in the area.

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A new public transit service links the coastal cities of Florence and Yachats.  It launched September 4th and will run on a pilot basis through June 30th of next year.

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In the summer of 1926, several thousand performers gathered at Hayward Field for the world premiere performance of “Klatawa: A Pageant of Transportation.” The occasion of Klatawa — from the Chinook word for “to travel” or “to go” — was the joining of eastern and western Oregon with a southern Pacific rail line between Klamath Falls and Eugene. A year later, the last of Eugene’s trolley-cars ceased running. About this time, the Ford Motor Company replaced its Model T with the Model A, the best-selling car of its time.

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Three months after launching the new EmX bus line in west Eugene, Lane Transit District reports initial numbers for ridership and route connections are  “right on track.”

Congressman DeFazio Previews EmX West

Aug 30, 2017

Oregon U.S. Congressman Peter DeFazio visited Eugene Wednesday to preview the long anticipated EmX West corridor and the many infrastructural improvements that were a part of the project.


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Lane Transit District won a grant of nearly $3.5 million to purchase five zero-emission electric buses. Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio announced the Department of Transportation funding on Thursday. 

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The new Veterans Affairs Medical Clinic opens to the public Monday (today). In an effort to get vets the care they need, Lane Transit District is offering free service to the facility. Passengers simply need to tell their bus driver they are going to the new V-A Clinic to receive an LTD day pass. Andy Vobora is the Director of Customer Service and Planning for LTD.

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The bus will take people to and from the Eugene Airport starting next month. It's a service that's been in demand for years.

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Lane Transit District has selected their next General Manager.

Aurora “A.J.” Jackson has been chosen to lead LTD. She was picked from a three person candidate pool. Jackson started her career as a bus operator working her way up the ranks to management. LTD Board President Gary Wildish says her ascent was a strong selling point.

Wildish: “It takes tonicity, poise, energy, leadership and that really does fit perfectly with the direction that we wanna go.”

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