Lane Transit District is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors. These Directors conduct a variety of public meetings that include regular and special Board of Directors’ meetings, Board Subcommittees, Board Citizen Advisory Committees, and Project Governance Committees.
Pursuant to Oregon public meeting law, all meetings are open for public attendance, some are open for public seating on the committee, and several are open for public comment. Listed below are the current Board and Committee meetings.
- Regular Board meetings
- Special Board meetings
- Finance Committee
- Ad Hoc Fare Policy Committee
- Ad Hoc Communications Committee
Community Advisory Committees (Public Seats Accepted):
- Comprehensive and Accessible Transportation Committee
- Budget Committee
- Strategic Planning Committee
- Special Transportation Fund Committee
- State Transportation Improvement Fund (STF) Advisory Committee
Project Governance Committees:
- MovingAhead Oversight Committee
- Main-McVay Governance Team
- Pension Trust Committee
The Board of Directors also will hold periodic public hearings throughout the year, including during Budget season and the Districts’ Annual Route Review to allow the public to give testimony on these and other subjects.
To learn when the next public meeting is being held, visit the LTD Events Calendar and select the “Public Meetings” category.
LTD Board MeetingsBoard of Directors Regular Meetings
The Board of Directors meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. Meetings are open to the public and include a forum for public comments. The public comment period begins at 5:30 p.m. If you are not able to attend the Board meeting and would like to present testimony to the Board, you may send your comments to P.O. Box 7070, Springfield, OR 97475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Events Calendar - complete details of meeting location, date, time, and materials
- Board of Directors Directory
Board Meeting Location
3500 E. 17th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97403 (in Glenwood)
On occasion, Board meetings may need to be held at an alternate location. Board meeting information is available on LTD’s website the Friday prior to each meeting. If you require an interpreter or other communication aid at a meeting, please call 541-687-5555 (7-1-1 TTY) (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays) at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
Board of Directors Special Meetings
Special Board of Director meetings are held on dates outside the normal monthly meeting time on an as-needed-basis. Complete details of meeting location, date, and time can be found on LTD’s Events Calendar.
LTD Board SubcommitteesFinance Committee
The Committee provides the Board of Directors with oversight and recommendations of Lane Transit District’s finances. The Committee is responsible to review and make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding all contracts valuing $150,000 and above as set forth in resolution 2017-03-15-011. The Finance Committee is composed of three Board members and meets on the second Monday of the month on an as needed basis. Meetings are open to the public. No public comment is heard at this meeting.
The Ad Hoc Fare Policy Committee is a short-term committee created for the purpose of reviewing the District’s fare system. The committee is led by Board members Kate Reid and Carl Yeh. The committee will provide recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the current fare system structure. Meetings are open to the public. No public comment is heard at this meeting.
The Ad Hoc Communications Committee is a short-term committee created for the purpose of reviewing the District’s communications analysis. The committee is comprised of Board members Kate Reid, Caitlin Vargas, and Joshua Skov. The committee will provide recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the Districts Communications. Meetings are open to the public. No public comment is heard at this meeting.
LTD Board Community Advisory CommitteesComprehensive and Accessible Transportation Committee
The Comprehensive and Accessible Transportation Committee (the “CATC” or “Committee”) was established by the Lane Transit District (“LTD” or the “District”) Board of Directors (the “Board”) in Resolution No. 2019-01-16-005. The Committee advises and assists the Board in considering the impacts of potential, proposed, or actual service changes on individuals who are transit dependent, especially those who are older adults or people with disabilities. The CATC is composed of 10 members representing diversity within typically transit-dependent populations, including but not limited to, older adults, people with disabilities, and low-income individuals. The CATC meets a minimum of twice per year on an as needed basis at the Eugene Station, Next Stop Center, and 1099 Olive Street. Meetings are open to the public and include a forum for public comments.
- Committee Roster - Coming Soon
The committee meets on an as-needed basis but generally convenes in the first and fourth quarters of each fiscal year in time to provide advice to the Board of Directors prior to the adoption of an annual budget. The Committee is composed of all seven Board members and seven citizen members. Each LTD Board member selects one citizen member to fill a term of three years. Meetings are open to the public and include a forum for public comments.
Strategic Planning Committee
The Strategic Planning Committee is composed of a core group of representatives from the LTD Board of Directors, key LTD partners including: the Eugene City Council, Springfield City Council, Lane County Board of Commissioners, and Oregon Department of Transportation. The committee also includes a diverse set of representatives from within the community.
The Strategic Planning Committee provides the LTD Board of Directors with independent advice on strategic planning issues related to advancing the goals of the Long-Range Transit Plan, including but not limited to, developing the Frequent Transit Network, making better connections, reducing trip and waiting times, bridging the first and last mile, creating safer ways to access service, and optimizing solutions for urban and rural areas.
The Strategic Planning Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month on a monthly basis. Meetings are open to the public and include a forum for public comments.
Special Transportation Fund Committee
The Special Transportation Fund Committee is a state-mandated advisory committee that advises the LTD Board of Directors in carrying out the purposes of the Special Transportation Fund (the “STF”) for the elderly and people with disabilities Special Transportation Operating (the “STO”) Grants Program.
The Committee meets a minimum of two times per year, or a sufficient number of times to advise and assist the Board in carrying out the purposes of the STF for the elderly and people with disabilities STO Grants Program. The committee is composed of local community member representatives in accordance with state law and an ex officio LTD Board member. Meetings are open to the public and include a forum for public comments.
Oregon House Bill 2017 Keep Oregon Moving (HB2017) established a new dedicated source of funding for expanding public transportation service in Oregon. Keep Oregon Moving includes a new 0.1% employee payroll tax to fund public transportation. This tax is effective July 1, 2018 and provides a dedicated source of funding for expanding public transportation service in Oregon that benefits a high percentage of low-income households. This new funding source is called the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF). Lane Transit District (LTD) is the Qualified Entity of the funds allocated to Lane County.
STIF may be used for public transportation purposes that support the effective planning, deployment, operation, and administration of public transportation programs including, but not limited to, the following:
- Creation of new systems and services with origins, destinations or stops in Oregon;
- Maintenance or continuation of systems and services in certain circumstances; and
- Planning for and development of a Local Plan or future STIF Plan to improve public transportation service.
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) estimates that Lane County will receive $13,410,000 in STIF funds in FY19-FY21; $12,721,000 is anticipated to be used within the LTD boundary while $689,000 is anticipated to be used in areas outside the LTD district. Allocation is based on where the employee tax was generated.
The LTD Board of Directors has appointed an Advisory Committee to review potential STIF-funded projects and create a prioritized list of projects for the county. The Advisory Committee will meet at least two times per year.
The Lane Council of Governments (LCOG) will be overseeing and administering the STIF Advisory Committee. Please see their website here for more information.
LTD Project Governance CommitteesMovingAhead Oversight Committee
The City of Eugene and the Lane Transit District (LTD) are working with the community to prioritize corridors for near-term enhancements that serve people using transit, biking, walking, and mobility devices. MovingAhead will build from Envision Eugene and LTD’s Long Range Transit Plan. These documents call for improving service for people using transit, and facilities for people biking and walking in our community. Further information regarding the MovingAhead Oversight Committee can be found on their website here.
Main-McVay Governance Team
The Our Main Street projects are coordinated through a three-tiered management structure that includes project direction provided by an ad hoc Governance Team membership and protocols. Further information regarding the Main-McVay Governance Team can be found on their website here.
Pension Trust Committee
LTD maintains two pension trusts: one for union employees (ATU/LTD Pension Trust) and one for non-union employees (Salaried Employees Retirement Plan). These trusts differ somewhat in basic structure, but each has a Board of Trustees that has certain oversight responsibilities. The LTD Board is responsible for appointing three Trustees to the Salaried Trust and two Trustees to the ATU/LTD Trust. The three trustees for the Salaried Trust are the LTD Board president, the general manager, and the Human Resources director. The two trustees appointed by the Board for the ATULTD trust are the LTD Board president and the general manager.
LTD Board External Committee Participation
Vision Zero Task Force
In November of 2015, the Eugene City Council adopted a Vision Zero Resolution that set as official policy the vision zero goal that no loss of life or serious injury on Eugene's transportation system is acceptable. Further information regarding the Vision Zero Task Force can be found on their website here.
Metropolitan Planning Committee (MPC)
The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Board function is carried out at the Metropolitan Planning Committee (MPC). MPC serves as the MPO Policy Board under delegation from the Lane Council of Governments (LCOG) Board of Directors. Further information regarding MPC can be found on their website here.
Oregon Metropolitan Planning Organization Consortium (OMPOC)
The Oregon MPO Consortium is a forum for Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) whose purpose includes addressing Oregon’s growing transportation needs within metropolitan areas, the role of the State of Oregon in transportation investments and other related transportation needs and issues within the state. Further information regarding OMPOC can be found on their website here.
Lane Council of Governments Board of Directors (LCOG)
The Lane Council of Governments is an organization designed to provide an environment for local governments to work together as needed for the purpose of addressing a variety of local needs, including transportation. The governing body of LCOG is its Board of Directors, which is comprised of local elected and appointed officials that represent a variety of member agencies. Further information regarding LCOG can be found on their website here.
Lane Area Commission on Transportation (LaneACT)
Lane Area Commission on Transportation (LaneACT) is an advisory body established to provide a forum for stakeholders to collaborate on transportation issues affecting Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Region 2, Area 5 (“Area”) and to strengthen state/local partnerships in transportation. Further information regarding LaneACT can be found on their website here.