Lane Transit District’s McVay Station to be Replaced
Media Contact: Pat Walsh
Work will begin in mid - July to replace Lane Transit District’s (LTD) McVay Station along the Eugene EmX Route in Glenwood. The McVay Station was temporarily closed during the city of Springfield’s recent Franklin Boulevard construction, which also included round-a-bouts.
The majority of construction work will occur from within the bus only lane itself with no significant general traffic lane closures planned. There will be crosswalk closures however as work occurs within the bus lane.
LTD has contracted with Brown Contracting, Inc. of Eugene, to manage and perform the work necessary to install the McVay Station shelters to protect riders from inclement weather as well as provide lighting, curbing, signage, and ramps that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The $935,000 in funding to replace the McVay Station is comprised of a grant from ODOT’s ConnectOregon Program, local funds, and salvaged value from components of the previous station. Work to replace the McVay Station is expected to be completed in the fall of 2019.
EmX is the name of LTD’s bus rapid transit (BRT) system. BRT emulates light rail’s dedicated right of way, efficiency, and reliability without the capital cost of an expensive rail system Additionally, BRT has the advantages of a regular bus system’s flexibility and lower operating costs