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JANUARY 2020 - Issue 396

Holiday Bus Service

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 20
LTD buses and paratransit will operate on regular schedules.


LTD Wants to Hear From You

Transit Tomorrow is a project looking at the best way to design our transit system. LTD is asking for your feedback to help guide LTD to the best service for the community

The last LTD system review happened 20 years ago. Transit Tomorrow provides an opportunity to collaborate with the community, take a comprehensive look at the system, and gather feedback. Since 2018, more the 62,000 local residents have participated in public meetings, media outreach, online engagement, surveys, and received printed materials about Transit Tomorrow. Based on information from those outreach activities, the LTD Board of Directors made a key decision between investing resources to provide frequent bus service in areas where the most people are likely to ride (ridership) or prioritizing service to reach as many neighborhoods and commercial areas as possible (coverage).

Increased transit frequency along corridors supports local and national initiatives to help reduce the number of cars on the road resulting in lowering greenhouse gas emissions and reducing traffic congestion.

In addition, Transit Tomorrow is expected to inform the development of a new bus system to provide more frequent access to bus service to employment, people experiencing poverty, seniors, and all residents. LTD has a very complex goal to accomplish meeting community needs with the resources available, understanding there are trade-offs.

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Be Prepared

It’s time to get prepared for winter weather before it arrives. Check LTD.org or the Rider’s Digest for a blue snowflake symbol displayed on the route. This indicates that on snow or ice days, your route could be delayed or detoured. Standard snow and ice detour maps are available online at LTD.org or at the Customer Service Center at the Eugene Station. When snowy or icy conditions hit our region, up-to-the minute notice will be posted regarding bus routes or detours. The LTD website and Twitter (@LaneTransit) will be updated regularly, and your local news sources will be kept informed, as well.

To learn more, visit LTD.org/Snow-Ice-Information


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Winter Service Changes Begin on February 2, 2020

Three times a year, LTD makes route and schedule adjustments to improve service and gain efficiencies. On February 2, 2020, LTD will enhance routes within the system to increase connectivity.

To see the exact changes to your route, go to LTD.org


No Transfer Needed at Springfield Station

Beginning with the February 2 service change, riders will no longer have to transfer EmX buses in Springfield to travel to or from west Eugene and the Gateway area. During peak times on weekdays, the recombined EmX route will provide 10 minute service between Commerce and Springfield Stations. The EmX will return to its 20-minute service in the Gateway loop area as well.


January 1, 2020, LTD will no longer sell paper monthly passes. All monthly fare will require the TouchPass mobile app or tap card.

Now is the time to download the TouchPass mobile app or purchase an electronic tap card! 
Electronic tap cards are available for $3 at the LTD Customer Service Center (CSC) located at 1080 Willamette Street, Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Electronic monthly passes can be purchased at CSC or through an online TouchPass account. To use the mobile app, download the ‘TouchPass Transit’ mobile app from the app store, select LTD as the provider, follow steps to set up an account, and purchase your monthly pass.
While TouchPass is a convenient way to pay for fare, LTD will continue to accept cash from riders to pay for fare. 
Learn more about TouchPass: LTD.org/TouchPass  |  CSC 541-687-5555


Beginning February 2, 2020, LTD will resume regular bus service within Cottage Grove on weekdays. The LTD bus will again travel from Walmart through the center of town and back to Walmart before departing for Creswell, LCC, and Eugene on all days of the week.

Additionally, LTD plans to extend the pilot program period of the new Mobility-on-Demand service, the LTD Connector, within the city of Cottage Grove: Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m through August 2020. Fares for the Connector are $1 per ride through the duration of the pilot program, and all other LTD fare is also accepted.


2nd Friday Art Walk
Downtown Springfield
January 10, 2020

Join the fun every second Friday of the month to celebrate local artists, musicians, and merchants in beautiful Downtown Springfield. Venues and artists change monthly.
More information on Facebook at Discover Downtown Springfield
Take EmX, or Route, 11, 17, 18, or 85 to the Springfield Station

Martin Luther King Jr. March
PK Park - 2760 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Monday, January 20, 2020
Honoring the Women of the Movement

Gather at 9:00 a.m. at PK Park for a short program. March begins at 10:00 a.m. and will go to the SHEDD Institute in Eugene with another program. Take the bus to Springfield where the March continues from the Springfield Justice Center to Springfield High School.
Take Route 13 or EmX

Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show
Lane Events Center - 796 W 13th Avenue
January 24 – 26, 2020

Shop 220 sustainable home, garden, living exhibits, from organic coffee to solar systems. Discover the Butterfly Adventure Experience, and meet baby alpacas, chickens and other small animals. Spend your day learning about gardening, home living, and recycling while enjoying local food and arts.
For more information, visit EugeneHomeShow.com
Take Route 36 or 41

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