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LTD Opens Santa Clara Station Feb. 7

January 25, 2021
LTD’s Santa Clara Station will begin operations on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021.  The new station replaces the aging River Road Station that has served the Santa Clara and River Road neighborhoods for 39 years.

“The completion of the Santa Clara Station is a community investment that provides more access for Santa Clara and River Road residents to travel throughout the District by bus,” said Aurora (AJ) Jackson, LTD’s general manager. “We want to thank the neighborhoods for their important input that helped to inform the project and for their patience during the past year of construction.”

Paid for with a combination of federal, state, and local funds, the Santa Clara Station includes six (6) bus bays, accommodating RideSource, and hosts 55 parking spaces and 3 electric vehicle charging stations at the adjacent Park & Ride. Additional amenities include secured bike parking, covered station platforms, and a small building for employees to take breaks.
The Santa Clara Station was designed by local architects Rowell Brokaw to meet several key goals that were established with neighborhood input:

  • Safety for pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, and buses
  • Security improvements in lighting, surveillance, and monitoring
  • Traffic flow improvements for motorists traveling along River Road and Green Lane
  • Community enhancement for residents, existing businesses, and future economic development

LTD staff will be at the Santa Clara Station on Sunday, Feb. 7, to answer questions and support passengers using the new location.

The River Road Station will no longer be in service effective February 7 but will continue to be owned and maintained by LTD. Built in 1982, River Road Station consists of three (3) bus bays. The site is often congested along River Road leading to the on and off-ramp to the Randy Papé Beltline Highway More information about Santa Clara Station HERE.

As a reminder, LTD Passengers will begin paying fares on all routes beginning Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, and will pay their fares using the TouchPass mobile phone app or TouchPass card, cash, or fare purchased through a ticket vending machine on the EmX platforms. Day Passes purchased through the ticket vending machine are accepted on all LTD buses and will be exchanged for a Day Pass by the operator.

To encourage contactless boarding, TouchPass users will have a special February Rewards Pass available on January 20. Riders using TouchPass can download this pass through the TouchPass mobile app, or by visiting TouchPass.com. New users can download the TouchPass app, or purchase a TouchPass card for $3 at the LTD Customer Service Center. LTD’s customer service staff is available to provide assistance. Information about fares can be found HERE.

Passengers who had purchased a March 2020 monthly pass or three-month pass when LTD suspended fares in March of 2020, can contact the LTD Customer Service Center at 541-687-5555 (1-800-248-3861, 7-1-1 TTY) after February 20 to obtain a replacement pass (must have a receipt or a TouchPass card or account to verify and redeem by May 31, 2021).
During the COVD-19 pandemic, LTD continues with its public awareness campaign to help limit the spread of COVID--- Don’t Invite COVID: Follow the Four---wear a mask, social distance, wash hands frequently, and avoid large gatherings.

Passengers are required to wear masks and observe social distancing requirements on the bus and at bus stops and stations. Information about LTD’s efforts to help limit the spread of COVID-19 can be found at https://www.ltd.org/covid-19/.

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