Lane Transit District

Oregon Country Fair
7:16 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Oregon Country Fair Goes On After Winter Storms and Fire

Oregon Country Fair Manager Charlie Ruff.
Credit Rachael McDonald

The Oregon Country Fair will lure thousands of people to the woods in Veneta this weekend.  KLCC's Rachael McDonald checked in with Fair General Manager Charlie Ruff this week to find out what fair-goers can expect.

Workers are putting finishing touches on the fanciful structures that dot the landscape of this wooded tract of land in Veneta. Charlie Ruff says this year's heavy snows and icy temperatures caused some damage.

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Lane Transit District
2:25 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

EmX Expands To Riverbend

Sen. Wyden cutting the ribbon
Credit Desmond O'Boyle

Sacred Heart’s RiverBend hospital in Springfield has a new EmX stop that is closer to the facility. About 50 supporters and dignitaries attended a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday (today).

Land Transit District’s EmX now stops at the Pavilion station located on RiverBend Drive. It provides direct access to Lane County’s largest medical center for thousands of patients and employees. U.S. Senator Ron Wyden stressed the importance of expanding public transportation.

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Lane Transit District
10:30 am
Sun April 27, 2014

EmX Pre-Construction Begins In May

Credit ltd.org

Pre-Construction activities are scheduled to begin in May for the West Eugene Em-X transit project.

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Transportation
12:23 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Bus Driver Tales Reveal A Big Heart Behind The Wheel

Dan Dreier has been at the wheel of a bus for nearly 30 years.
Credit Tiffany Eckert

This is KLCC News, I’m Tiffany Eckert-- standing at a Rapid Transit bus stop in Eugene, waiting with other riders. The bus is scheduled to arrive at 11:53.  The bright green snake of a vehicle turns the corner and it’s right on time.

Dan Dreier is at the wheel. He’s a fit guy with a quick smile. I’m catching a ride with him to talk about his job and the nearly 30 years he’s spent driving people around.

Dan helped inaugurate EmX in 2007.

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Transportation
7:57 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Bus Drivers Tell Tales

Stacy Hunter stands 6 ft. 7 inches when he's not sitting in the driver's seat of his LTD bus.
Credit Lane Transit District

In Lane County, there are no trams, trolleys, or subways. Mass transit means busing. Every week day, an average of 43,000 riders board Lane Transit District buses. The men and women who drive those buses see and hear all kinds of things. They get to know their daily commuters. Bus drivers do tell tales. Here are a few.

(scroll down to see bus driver photos)

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Transportation
2:49 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Lane Transit District Hearing Will Address Proposed Changes

Credit Lane Transit District

LTD will hold the first of two public hearings on Wednesday to discuss alterations to bus routes and pass prices. The proposed changes are based on ridership and input from bus operators, customers, and the general public.

Some suggested modifications are on Route 11 Thurston, Route 96 Coburg, and Route 55 River Road Connector.

The public hearing begins at 5:30 on Wednesday at the Lane Community College Downtown Center. Another hearing will be held on April 7 at the Eugene Library.

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City Club of Eugene
12:11 am
Mon February 3, 2014

The Role of Transit in Our Community Vision

Meeting Date: 1-31-14

Air Date: 2-3-14

Guest Speakers:  Larry Banks, PIVOT Architecture; Claire Syrett, Lane Coalition for Healthy and Active Youth (LCHAY); and Julie Daniel, BRING Recycling

Moderator: Rob Zako, Better Eugene-Springfield Transit (BEST)

Program Coordinators: Laura Potter and Rob Zako

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