Lane Transit District
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Located downtown, Eugene Station is a main hub for LTD buses.
|Slogan||The Best way to Connect|
|Headquarters||3500 East 17th Avenue, Eugene|
|Service area||Lane County, Oregon|
|Service type||bus service, bus rapid transit, paratransit|
|Routes||35 Regular bus routes and one bus rapid transit line|
|Fleet||117 (FY 2011-2012)|
|Daily ridership||30,000 to 45,000|
|Fuel type||Diesel/Hybrid Busses|
|Chief executive||Ron Kilcoyne (General Manager)|
The Lane Transit District (LTD) is a public agency that provides public transportation in Lane County, Oregon, United States. The transit district serves the Eugene and Springfield metropolitan areas, including the neighboring cities of Coburg, Junction City, Creswell, Cottage Grove, Veneta, and Lowell. LTD began service in 1970 with 20 vehicles, and today carries roughly 11.5 million customers annually with a fleet of 104 buses. Many of LTD's riders are students; University of Oregon and Lane Community College students ride by simply showing their student I.D. Student fees subsidize both programs, as well as limited late-night service until about 2 a.m.
According to LTD's 2012-13 budget, LTD operates 104 buses, which includes both standard and low-floor buses, in length of 30-foot, 40-foot, and 60-foot (articulated buses) for regular services. Among those 104 vehicles, 11 of those are the 60-foot BRT vehicles used for EmX service. All LTD buses are wheelchair-accessible, since 1985. The district currently operates 45 hybrid-electric buses.
EmX (Bus Rapid Transit in Eugene)
In addition to the fixed bus routes, LTD operates a bus rapid transit line from downtown Eugene to the Gateway area in north Springfield, via downtown Springfield. The BRT line, named the Emerald Express (EmX), began operations in January 2007. The first corridor connects downtown Eugene to downtown Springfield and runs primarily along Franklin Boulevard. A second EmX corridor, the Gateway EmX extension, began service in January 2011. The Gateway EmX extension connects downtown Springfield and the Gateway area in north Springfield. LTD chose bus rapid transit after a review process during which several transportation options, including light rail, were considered. It concluded that this was the best option for Eugene-Springfield's size and current transportation needs. LTD is currently in the process of expanding EmX to the West Eugene area. The addition will add 4.4 miles to EmX's current line, while also adding a new bike lane, two new bike and pedestrian bridges, and 4.7 miles of new, wider sidewalks installed along West 6th, 7th, and 11th Avenues.
(Information as of February 2012)
|EmX||Bus Rapid Transit||Eugene Station||Gateway Station||Springfield Station, Sacred Heart Hospital at RiverBend||Alternate clockwise and counter-clockwise loopings in Gateway/RiverBend area|
|1||Campbell Center||Eugene Station||Campbell Senior Center (2nd & Mill)||Loop (Circular)|
|11||Thurston||Springfield Station||Thurston Station||Thurston Road||Spring Station > Thurston Station > Thurston Road (between 58th and 69th avenues) > Thurston Station > Springfield Station|
|12||Gateway||Eugene Station||Gateway Loop||Gateway Station||Loop (Circular)|
|13||Centennial||Eugene Station||Olympic & 21st (WinCo), Springfield||MLK JR Blvd., Autzen Stadium, Chase Village||Loop (Circular)|
|17||5th Street/Hayden Bridge||Springfield Station||Mohawk Market Place||Hayden Bridge Road||Loop (Circular)|
|18||Mohawk||Springfield Station||Mohawk Market Place
(19th at Marcola)
|G Street, McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, Olympic, Marcola Road||Loop (Circular)|
|24||Donald||Eugene Station||Donald at Fox Hollow||Willamette Street, Donald Street, South Eugene High School||Loop (Circular)|
|27||Fairmount||Eugene Station||Orchard & Franklin||South Eugene High School, Agate Street,||Loop (Circular) at Augusta & 26th
|28||Hilyard||Eugene Station||West Amazon & Martin||University of Oregon, South Eugene High School||Loop (Circular)|
|32||West 1st Ave||Eugene Station||West 6th & Bertelsen||Seneca Station||Peak hour one-direction only
|33||Jefferson||Eugene Station||28th Avenue||Jefferson Street||Mondays to Saturdays only|
|36||West 18th Ave||Eugene Station||West 11th & Terry||West 18th, Bertelsen, West 11th|
|40||Echo Hollow||Eugene Station||Wagner & Cubit (WinCo)||Eugene Amtrak station, West 5th, West 2nd, Four Corners, Willamette High School||Loop (Circular)|
|41||Barger/West 11th Ave||Eugene Station||Terry at Barger||West 8th, Highway 99, Barger, West 11th, Seneca Station||Loop (Circular)
One-way,counter-clockwise loop from Eugene Station to West Eugene
|43||West 11th Ave/Barger||Eugene Station||Terry at Barger||Seneca Station, West 11th, Barger, Highway 99, West 8th||Loop (Circular)
One-way, clockwise loop from Eugene Station to West Eugene
|51||Santa Clara||Eugene Station||Wilkes at River Road||River Road Station, River Road||Loop|
|52||Irving||Eugene Station||Irvington at Willowbrook||River Road, River Road Station, Irving||Loop|
|55||River Rd Connector||River Road Station||Park at River Road||Emerald Park||Loop (Circular)
|66||VRC/Coburg Rd||Eugene Station||Delta Oaks Shopping Center||Country Club Road, Valley River Center (VRC), Goodpasture Island Road, Coburg Road, Sheldon Plaza, Oakway Center||Loop (Circular)
One-way, clockwise loop from Eugene Center
|67||Coburg Rd/VRC||Eugene Station||Delta Oaks Shopping Center||Country Club Road, Valley River Center (VRC), Goodpasture Island Road, Coburg Road, Sheldon Plaza, Oakway Center||Loop (Circular)
One-way, counter-clockwise loop from Eugene Center
|73||UO/Willamette||University of Oregon (South)||Donald at Fox Hollow||Amazon Station||Loop (Circular)
|76||UO/Warren||University of Oregon||Warren at Wilshire||Eugene Station, West 11th, Oakpatch||Loop (Circular)
(renamed from UO/Bailey Hill [September 2010],
UO/Westmoreland [before September 2010])
|78||UO/Seneca Station||University of Oregon (South)||Seneca Station||West 18th, Bailey Hill||Weekdays only
Does not operate during U of Oregon summber break
(renamed from UO/Oak Patch [before September 2010])
|79X||UO/Kinsrow||University of Oregon||Kinsrow||MLK Jr Blvd.
EXPRESS SERVICE (no stops) between MLK Blvd. at Kinsrow and UO Station.
Loop at Commons and Garden Way
Operates til 2am, Does not operate when UO is not in session and during UO Spring and Summer breaks.
Mondays to Saturdays only
|81||LCC/Harris||University of Oregon
Eugene Station (Weekdays evenings only)
|Lane Community College (LCC)||Mondays to Saturdays only
No service during LCC Summer breaks
|82||LCC/Pearl||Eugene Station||Lane Community College (LCC)||Amazon Station||Loop (Circular)
|85||LCC/Springfield||Springfield Station||Lane Community College (LCC)||Weekdays only|
|91||McKenzie Bridge||Eugene Station||McKenzie Bridge Ranger Station||Thurston Station, Highway 126|
|92||Lowell/LCC||Eugene Station||Lowell (Lowell Park Marina)||Lane Community College (LCC), Highway 58||Weekdays only|
|93||Veneta||Eugene Station||West Lane Shopping Center, Veneta||Seneca Station, Highway 126||Mondays to Saturdays only|
|95||Junction City||Eugene Station||Junction City||Highway 99N||Loop (Circular)
Mondays to Saturdays only
|96||Coburg||Eugene Station||Willamette at Dixon, Coburg||Coburg Road||Loop (Circular)
|98||Cottage Grove||Eugene Station||LCC Cottage Grove Campus||Lane Community College (LCC) Main Campus, Creswell||Loop (Circular)
Buses travel to LCC Main Campus on weekdays only
- Lane Transit District, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, June 30, 2012 and 2011, p. 75
- "History of LTD". LTD. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
- "ASUO Student Fees". ASUO. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
- "Lane Community College Bus Pass". LCC. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
- Malkin, Whitney (December 9, 2008). "Late-night bus to cater to UO Students". The Register Guard. p. C1. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
- "LTD 2012-13 Budget". LTD. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
- "Articulated Bus Information". LTD. 2004. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
- "People with limited mobility". LTD. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
- "West Eugene EmX Expansion". LTD. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
- "Bike and Pedestrian Improvements". LTD. Retrieved 27 September 2012.