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Transit Tomorrow: LTD’s Look into the Future

June 26, 2018

Media Contact: Therese Lang
Email: Therese.Lang@ltd.org
Phone: 541-682-6101
Cell: 503-913-9311

On Tuesday, June 26, Lane Transit District (LTD) will launch a new initiative called Transit Tomorrow, which is LTD’s effort to find out how they can better move the people LTD serves to the destinations that are important to them.

This is also sometimes called a Comprehensive Operations Analysis and is an in-depth study of a transit system to identify strengths and areas of improvement, as well as provide suggestions for increased usage and improved efficiency.

In order for Transit Tomorrow to be successful, LTD is asking the community for their input and participation in several engagement opportunities. The first is an online interactive survey that begins on Tuesday, June 26 and ends on Monday, July 23. The survey provides an opportunity for each respondent to design a transit system allowing the respondents to choose options between several key considerations, such as frequency versus coverage. The online interactive survey, which launches on Tuesday can be found here: https://www.ltd.org/transit-tomorrow/.

There are other opportunities over the summer for the community to participate in Transit Tomorrow, in addition to the online interactive survey:

Listening Sessions:
  • Wednesday July 11, 2018 12-1pm at the LTD Next Stop Center, Downtown Eugene
  • Monday July 16, 2018 6-7:30pm at the City of Springfield Library Meeting Room
  • Thursday July 19, 2018  6-7:30PM at the Elks Lodge in West Eugene

Tabling Events:
July 10th:

7 – 9 a.m. – LTD Eugene Station
4 – 6 p.m. – LTD Springfield Station

July 12th:
4 – 6 p.m. — LTD Eugene Station

In addition to the online interactive survey, a stakeholder forum is being held on Tuesday, June 26, where representatives from local businesses, service providers, non-profit organizations and many other community groups will get a first look and explanation about Transit Tomorrow. The stakeholder forum, led by associates of Jarrett Walker, will allow participants to see how transit planners design a transit network.

Walker’s associates will guide the stakeholders in an exercise called, “Prairieville,” where various planning scenarios will be presented and participants will have to make choices among competing priorities. This exercise is meant to show participants how the transportation process works and to enlighten them about the many choices transit planners encounter when planning public transit.

For more information about LTD’s Transit Tomorrow initiative, or to take the online interactive survey, please visit: https://www.ltd.org/transit-tomorrow/.

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