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EmX

 

EmX Service Today

West Eugene EmX

The Vision:  A Complete EmX System

History of EmX

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EmX Service Today

EmX (short for Emerald Express) is the bus rapid transit (BRT) system designed to serve the Eugene and Springfield communities now and into the future.

 

EmX runs approximately every 10 minutes on weekdays, every 15 minutes during weekday evenings and Saturday, and every 30 minutes during late evenings and Sundays.

 

EmX Features

·         Pre-paid fare so you don’t have to file by the driver

·         Multiple doors for fast on/off

·         Easy, level boarding

·         Bikes roll onboard through the rear door

 

 

West Eugene EmX

 

 

The Vision:  A Complete EmX System

LTD works with planners in the region to identify the best transportation solutions in different areas. In 1996, the community began updating the regional transportation plan. New ideas were explored to help decrease congestion and create a more efficient transit system. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) emerged as the preferred transit strategy for key corridors because it significantly enhances transit service and achieves many of the benefits of light rail at a lower cost. It also can be developed in phases based on the availability of funds, projected demand, and regional growth strategies.

 

As a result, the Eugene-Springfield community envisions a nearly 60-mile network of BRT (branded as EmX) service along key corridors by 2031. The conceptual routes for EmX service were identified and approved in the Regional Transportation Plan developed with the City of Eugene, the City of Springfield, and influenced by public input. The completion of the EmX system will provide faster, more reliable and efficient service to the region. Imagine getting around the community while you read, text, or relax – and save money.

 

EmX System Map

 

The EmX Story (video)

 

See Who Supports EmX (video)

 

Comments about EmX from community members

 

History of EmX

 

EmX (short for Emerald Express) is the bus rapid transit (BRT) system designed to serve the Eugene and Springfield communities now and into the future.

 

Franklin EmX

The community’s first EmX corridor, the Franklin line, was introduced in January 2007 to operate between downtown Eugene and downtown Springfield. In its first year of operation, the EmX service exceeded 20-year ridership projections and more than doubled the passenger boardings from the previous conventional bus service, demonstrating that more people use transit that provides attractive, fast, frequent, and reliable service. By 2009, EmX had carried its 4 millionth rider.

 

Gateway EmX

The second EmX corridor began operating in January 2011, extending EmX service beyond the Franklin line. The Gateway line connects downtown Springfield with the new PeaceHealth medical complex and the Gateway area. The Franklin and Gateway segments operate as one EmX route. By March 2014, EmX has reached more than 15 million passenger boardings.

 

West Eugene EmX

The Eugene City Council and the LTD Board of Directors selected service to West Eugene as the third corridor for EmX expansion. They determined that West Eugene had the greatest need for transit improvements to minimize the projected increase in congestion. The West Eugene EmX will be under construction from Fall 2014 through 2016, and will open for service in 2017. The three combined EmX segments will operate as one route, traveling 24 round-trip miles across Eugene and Springfield.

 

Future Expansion

LTD will continue to work with the community and local decision makers to consider further expansion of the EmX system as envisioned in the regional transportation plan approved by Eugene, Springfield, Lane County, and LTD. The plan identifies approximately 60 miles of EmX service to connect people in the Eugene-Springfield community with work, school, goods and services, and recreation.

 

EmX route map and schedules

EmX Ride Guide

How to Use EmX Ticket Machines (video)                       

How to Bring your Bike on EmX (video)

How to Use Shared Use Lanes (video)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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