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Rider Appreciation Days and Marathon Detour Solutions

July 6, 2022

Lane Transit District (LTD) will be greeting riders at the Eugene and Springfield stations this week and next week to thank them for riding the bus and to talk with them about how their travel may be impacted during the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 men’s marathon on Sunday morning, July 17, and the women’s marathon on Monday morning, July 18. Both races start at 6:15 a.m.

“LTD is excited to welcome the world to our community during WCH Oregon22, but we also want to make sure our local riders know we appreciate them 24/7,” said Pat Walsh, LTD’s Director of Marketing and Communication. “A gift of appreciation, and an opportunity for riders to talk face to face with LTD staff to identify a solution to a temporary travel detour is the right thing to do during this once in a lifetime event.”

LTD staff will say “thank you” to riders by giving them an LTD-approved cup to bring water or a nonalcoholic beverage aboard the bus. They will also have information available about EmX detours, carpooling, and biking during the marathon races on Sunday, July 17, and Monday, July 18. Staff members will be at the stations on the following dates and times:

Eugene Station:

  • July 7: 7-9 a.m.
  • July 11: 4-6 p.m.

Springfield Station:

  • July 8: 7-9 a.m.
  • July 12: 4-6 p.m.

Information about EmX service on Sunday and Monday morning of the marathon races and other event detours is available online.

From July 15-24, LTD’s Customer Service Center in the Eugene Station will be open every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist local passengers and visitors.

A visitor’s guide about trip planning, bus fares, and destinations accessible by bus is available online.

View LTD service alerts online, or follow @LaneTransit on Twitter.

Complete bus schedules are available online.

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