COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates
Service StatusRoutes are operating on regular schedule.
Click here for Route Information
Click here for all Current Service Alerts
May 1, 2020
LTD Takes Staff Temperatures
April 24, 2020
April 23, 2020
LTD Passengers Need Face Masks Covering Nose and Mouth To Ride Buses - Buses Limit Passengers for Social Distancing
April 7, 2020
LTD Moves Sunday Service to Saturday, Bus Service is Free to All & Other Important Passenger Information
March 19, 2020
March 17, 2020
LTD Discourages All Unnecessary Travel Aboard Buses & RideSource - Cottage Grove Connector and EmGo is Cancelled
March 16, 2020
March 13, 2020
What You Need To Know To Ride the Bus
Lane Transit District (LTD) encourages all passengers to take the necessary precautions to stay healthy during this cold and flu season, particularly given the recent incidents of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, reported in the Northwest.
We will update this page as conditions change.
How LTD Is Keeping You Safe
LTD cares about the health and safety of the community. Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is a team effort.
Here are some of the ways LTD is keeping bus operators, riders, and community safe:
Employee Temperature Screening
All LTD employees are temperature screened at the beginning of their shift and before entering any LTD facility. Anyone with a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit will be sent home.
Encouraging essential trips only
This includes trips to essential work, grocery, to care for someone, medical and pharmacy. There are a lot of essential workers keeping our community going right now – to be sure we can adequately serve them, please stay off transit unless absolutely essential.
Limiting riders on buses – 20 people on a 40 foot/30 people on a 60 foot vehicle
This is to make sure people have enough space to spread out to prevent overcrowding. If a bus has 20/30 passengers (depending on size of bus) it will not pick up new passengers until someone exits. We’ll try to adjust service if buses are consistently full, but you may want to leave extra time for your trip.
Marking off seats to promote social distancing
LTD has installed signage on seats throughout the buses, indicating to not sit there in order to promote social distancing.
Sanitizing buses and facilities
Frequently touched surfaces are wiped down throughout the day and each night. You can help out by following best practices and not traveling when sick.
Temporarily suspending fare collection and boarding through the back doors
All of LTDs buses are now free to ride. To further reduce person-to-person exposure, riders should board through the rear door(s). For those needing to use the ramp, boarding at the front doors is acceptable.
Requiring use of a mask for everyone on LTD vehicles and facilities
While medical masks need to be saved for healthcare workers, health experts are now saying face coverings are helpful in reducing the spread of the virus. All riders must have a hands-free paper or cloth mask covering their nose and mouth in order to board an LTD bus or entering an LTD facility.
Customer service available via telephone
For the safety of the community and the LTD Customer Service Center employees, information is available only by telephone only. Lost and found may still be claimed by calling Customer Service and picking up your items at Eugene Station.
Continuing public meetings via video conferencing technology
The business of the District must continue. The Board of Directors will be holding public meetings using technology that provides them the ability to be remote, and the public the ability to stay involved.
Updating the LTD website and social media regularly with service information
Changes happen daily. LTD will do their best to communicate service changes, procedural changes, and ways to help keep everyone safe. Please check back regularly for updated information.
Following the guidance of authorities
The Oregon Health Authority is leading the response across Oregon, and we’re following their advice in terms of precautions and mitigation measures.
Recommendations for Riding the Bus
When riding the bus, LTD suggests riders follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to reduce the exposure and spread of the coronavirus, including:
- Keep three-feet away from passengers and six-feet away from operators (Per OHA Social Distancing guidelines).
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.”
Source: CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html
Other sources: https://lanecounty.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=3585881&pageId=16503774
- Lane County Health and Human Services: www.lanecountyor.gov/coronavirus
- Governor Brown’s Press Office: www.oregon.gov/gov/pages/index.aspx
- Congressman DeFazio: defazio.house.gov
- Oregon Health Authority: govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19
- Federal Transportation Administration: www.transit.dot.gov/about/news