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The first significant rain of the season in our region has officials concerned about potential landslides in areas recently burned by wildfire.

ODOT

The two-year I-105 bridge preservation project is almost finished. The good news, according to transportation officials, is that Eugene-Springfield drivers won’t be experiencing any more lane closures associated with the project.

ODOT

The McKenzie Highway will re-open Friday at noon after being closed for major repairs from the Holiday Farm Fire. But, it won’t be the same road we remember.


Rachael McDonald

Oregon’s new bike bill that allows cyclists to yield at stop signs has spurred some changes on a popular bike route in Eugene. 


City of Eugene

Travelers on Eugene’s South Willamette Street will notice some road construction starting the week of July 13. It’s part of the city’s improvement plan for the corridor between 24th and 29th avenues.


City of Eugene

Crews are about halfway through a project to improve bicycle safety and access on a stretch of 13th Avenue that connects the University of Oregon with downtown Eugene.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

A massive infrastructure bill backed by Oregon 4th District Representative Peter DeFazio is on the House floor this week. 


Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Oregon Representative Peter DeFazio says the Federal Aviation Administration should require masks on airplanes. The Springfield Democrat chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee, and is pushing for the rule. 

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Passenger traffic is down sharply at the Eugene Airport as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

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The Oregon Cascades got a lot of snow this weekend and blizzard conditions led to road closures in some areas. Forecasters say snow will continue in the mountains this week. People heading to the mountains are advised to “know before you go”.

Downtown Eugene to Host 9th Annual Sunday Streets

Sep 18, 2019
Eugene Transportation Department

The City of Eugene will host the 9th annual Sunday Streets event this weekend in downtown Eugene. People are encouraged to come out and walk, ridem and roll in a strip of downtown blocks that are completely closed off from car traffic.

Stephen Fickas and Marc Schlossberg

Most transportation systems don’t take cyclists into account. Partnering with the city of Eugene, professors at the University of Oregon are trying to change this with an app.


The airport that serves the central Oregon cities of Redmond and Bend is still closed to commercial airline flights following Monday’s snowstorm. Officials say they don’t expect the Redmond Airport to open before 9 a.m. on Wednesday. That’s because the snow damaged a device that helps pilots land during challenging weather conditions. The navigational aide is owned by the Federal Aviation Administration, which is working to repair it.

ODOT

Starting this week [Tuesday 2/5] drivers on highway 126 between Eugene and Florence should expect delays near Walton. Crews are adding a west-bound passing lane.

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The annual showdown between the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers adds to the traffic snarls associated with the Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday.

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On the heels of his party’s reclamation of the House of Representatives, Oregon Democrat Peter DeFazio is firing up his transportation agenda. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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.

Recorded On: June 29, 2018

Air Date: July 2, 2018

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.

A unique medical transportation program for Oregon veterans has just cleared a major milestone.

500,000 miles. That’s more than the distance to the moon and back. Oregon’s Highly Rural Transportation Program has logged that many miles on the ground, driving vets to doctor appointments or medical facilities.

The program, as its name implies, is for veterans living in the most remote parts of the state. According to the Census Bureau, “highly rural” is 7 or fewer people per square mile. Tyler Francke is spokesman for Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Oregon State Police

Lane County has the unhappy distinction of having the highest rate of traffic fatalities of any Oregon county. Leaders hope to increase road safety and heighten awareness of the problem.

Recorded on: January 13, 2017

Air Date: January 16, 2017

Coordinator: Sandy Ericson

Speaker: Matt Rodrigues, P.E., ENV SP: AIC Traffic Engineer
Public Works Maintenance, City of Eugene

Brian Bull / KLCC

Travelers at the Eugene Airport can expect faster security lines and less crowding at the baggage claim.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports on the completion of a two-year-renovation project.  

Lane County Public Information.

Earlier this week we mentioned that part of the big creek road near Florence was shut down due to a landslide.  Lane County officials now report that the affected stretch between Highway 101 and Upper North Fork Road has been cleared for motorists.

Brian Bull

In roughly a year, the City of Eugene plans to have hundreds of bikes available for short commutes across the Downtown, University District, and Whiteaker areas.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

LTD to Discontinue Airport Service

Oct 20, 2016
Eugene Airport

Lane Transit District will not be providing bus service to the Eugene Airport after November 30th. The one year pilot program between LTD, Lane Community College and the City of Eugene was a response to long-standing community interest.

Oregon Department of Transportation

The state Department of Transportation says parts of several highways in western Oregon were closed Tuesday because of high water from heavy rainfall.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Eugene's usually sleepy airport is going to be bustling this week with Thanksgiving flyers coming and going.

Senator Wyden Pushing For Highway Funding

Jun 22, 2015
columbiariverreview.com

Oregon U.S. Senator Ron Wyden pushed for increased and long term highway funding during an address to a congressional committee, last week.

A recent report from the American Society of Civil Engineers asserts the U.S. needs to invest 3.7 trillion in infrastructure by 2020 just to reach satisfactory conditions. Senator Wyden accused Congress of limping from one short term funding package to another without a long term solution.

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Lane Transit District is considering expanding its routes in the Eugene-Springfield area. Ideas include longer hours and possible bus service to the airport.

LTD is in talks with the City of Eugene about providing bus service to the airport. Russ Arnold, Marketing Manager with LTD says this is still just in discussion. He says the agency has heard from more than 2-thousand people with suggestions for improving service.

EmX Apportioned $50.54 Million From Federal Government

Feb 23, 2015
ltd.org

Lane Transit District has received the final piece of funding from the federal government for the West Eugene Em-X Expansion. The Federal Transportation Administration has apportioned the remaining $50.54 million needed to continue the project.  LTD Director of Customer Services Andy Vobora says they were fortunate to get the funding they requested because there is a lot of competition at the federal level.

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