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Visitor's Guide

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Getting to Know LTD

Welcome to Lane County! Lane County stretches from the coastal town of Florence to Willamette National Forest at the edge of the Cascade Mountains. Along the I-5 corridor, you’ll find the Eugene-Springfield metro area, the central service area of Lane Transit District. The McKenzie and Willamette Rivers flow through the region, providing opportunities for outdoor adventure and scenic views. Eugene is home to the University of Oregon, where academics and athletes from around the world gather to innovate and compete at the highest level.

What’s public transit like in Eugene-Springfield?

Lane Transit District is the primary public transit provider for Lane County. LTD offers several modes of transportation to get passengers where they want to go. Download the full system map here.

Fixed-Route Bus
22 routes and 8 stations, serving the Eugene-Springfield area, Lowell, Pleasant Hill, Creswell, Cottage Grove, Coburg, Junction City and Veneta.

Bus Rapid Transit

The Emerald Express (EmX) connects west Eugene, the University of Oregon campus, downtown Springfield and the Gateway area in Springfield. EmX provides frequent service with comfortable covered shelters.

Paratransit
RideSource provides scheduled door-to-door rides for people who are unable to use the bus due to a disability.

Transportation to Outlying Areas
Because Lane County is spread out from the coast to the cascades, LTD combines resources with other transportation providers to extend our service area. Each service may have different operating hours, additional fares, and rules. For a list of transportation options departing from Eugene, click here.

When does LTD operate? How often can I catch the bus?

For current hours and holiday closures, click here.
To view time tables for individual routes, click here.
To learn how to plan a trip based on a departure or arrival time, click here.

What should I know before riding the bus?

Learn the “Dos and Don'ts” of riding with LTD.

Click here to read the Rules for Riding.
Click here
to learn about Riding Basics.

How much does it cost to ride the bus?

For the most up-to-date information on fares, click here.

Do you have physical or mobile-friendly bus passes?

LTD provides convenient access to fares through the free smartphone app, Umo Mobility. If you don’t have a smartphone or prefer physical bus passes, purchase a day pass at one of the ticket vending machines on an EmX platform or pay cash when boarding a fixed-route bus (exact change is required).


How do I pay for fare on EmX?

All LTD passes are accepted on EmX buses. EmX Day Passes are available for purchase at EmX platform ticket vending machines and are also accepted on regular LTD buses. Hold on to your EmX ticket! There is no need to present your EmX ticket to the operator, but be prepared to show a fare inspector if asked. If you are using a digital pass in the Umo Mobility app, please have the pass visible on your phone screen and ready to be scanned by a fare inspector if asked. 

Which pass should I get if I’m here for the weekend? A week? More?

If you plan to take a round-trip or multi-way bus ride, purchase a Day Pass. If you plan to be in town for more than 14 days, a 1-Month Pass makes more sense. To learn more about passes and pricing, click here.


How do I know where to catch the bus and get to my destination?

Getting to your destination is easy with LTD’s Trip Planner. Click here to learn how to use the mobile trip planning tool when you’re on the go.

Where’s my bus? How do I get real-time information?

View the real-time location of your bus in the interactive system map, or for long-term detours, view current service alerts or follow @LaneTransit on Twitter.

Click here for the Real-Time System Map
Click here for Service Alerts

Who do I contact if I need help?

We’re here to help! If you need assistance, click here to learn more about contacting the Customer Service Center.

Is LTD accessible? How do I ride with a mobility device?

On all LTD buses ramps, lifts and “kneeling” are available to anyone who uses a mobility device or has difficult climbing steps. Just ask the operator for assistance. All buses have space for mobility devices.

Learn more about requesting a reasonable modification here.
For more information about accessible services, click here.
EmX Accessibility Guide


COVID-19 Precautions

LTD cares about the health and safety of all our passengers, bus operators, and the community. Masks are required on buses and at bus stops and stations. Frequently touched surfaces on buses and at platforms are wiped down thoroughly each night. To learn more about the precautions we’re taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click here.


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