Transit Tomorrow. Your Transit. Your Vision. Your Future.

Project Purpose

Transit Tomorrow will take a deep look at LTD’s current bus system and ask two important questions:

  • How can LTD help people get to where they are going?
  • What shape should LTD's services take in the future?

This project will combine technical analysis and broad-based community input to answer these questions and to develop a public transit network for the future.

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Making Choices

The region’s transit system must reflect the priorities of the communities it serves. One of the biggest dilemmas in planning transit service is matching transportation priorities with limited resources. As a responsible public steward, LTD must make choices about what services to offer and balance the demands of our diverse community with the conscientious use of public funding. We need your input to help determine priorities and deliver the best service.

Check out the Transit Tomorrow Factsheet to learn more about the project timeline and process.

We are Listening!

Phase 1: Outreach Summary
Thank you for your participation and willingness to provide crucial input for the first phase of the Transit Tomorrow study. The Public Outreach Summary (in the document library) from this first phase of outreach (Phase 1) is now available. This document outlines the specific feedback and community insights provided from the various engagement activities conducted between June and August of 2018.

Phase 2: Scenarios Under Consideration
LTD used what we heard from the public last summer to create four distinct transit system alternatives. This work has resulted in a report called the Scenarios Report (in the document library) and provides the public with four possible scenarios that demonstrate how LTD service could change based on two major trade-offs: Ridership vs. Coverage and Service vs. Affordability.

Sign up to receive email updatesAn important part of this second phase of the project is learning more from the public about these scenarios and the trade-offs they reflect. We are presenting key information online and at community events, and seeking public feedback through the following opportunities:

What's Next?

Transit Tomorrow helped identify the district’s transit priorities for the future.  Based on valuable community feedback, a technical assessment of current routes, and input from the City of Eugene, City of Springfield, Oregon Department of Transportation, University of Oregon, Lane Council of Government, and Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation (BEST), in early Spring 2019, the LTD board of directors directed staff to design a “high ridership” fixed-route network to address the district’s future needs.

In June 2019, LTD consultants will release a report that compares LTD’s current system with the proposed “high ridership” network based on people’s proximity to transit, job access, and travel times. A separate report will also be produced concerning the proposed network’s impacts on RideSource, LTD’s ADA-focused demand responsive services.

Over the next several months, LTD will again engage the community for feedback on the proposed “high ridership” fixed route network. The LTD Board of Directors will make a decision on the proposed network in August of 2019. The earliest changes to transit services reflecting the new LTD fixed-route transit network would be in fall 2020.

Transit Tomorrow is another important LTD initiative aimed at providing independence to people, while creating a more vibrant, sustainable, and equitable community.

Why carry out this study now?

  • To take a look at the whole network. LTD has made many service adjustments in the last few years. These changes add up, but there has not been an opportunity to take a comprehensive look at the full network and demand-responsive services in more than two decades.
  • To examine the benefits and consequences of more frequent service. LTD’s plans include a Frequent Transit Network that goes far beyond EmX. Transit Tomorrow provides an opportunity to examine how the frequency of service in specific areas can impact service delivery and timing of services across LTD’s entire transit network.
  • To adapt to a changing world. New developments in transportation and mobility technology are requiring transit agencies to re-examine their role and services.
  • To set the stage for future investments. To make good plans for future facilities, LTD needs to know what its future service might look like. Completing this project now will allow LTD to prepare for and respond to the changing needs of our community, creating transit options that work for today and for tomorrow.

Process Overview

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