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LTD Prepares to Welcome Third EmX Line

As Passenger Transport went to press, Lane Transit District (LTD), Eugene, OR, was preparing for the Sept. 17 launch of the third corridor of EmX (Emerald Express) BRT.

The new corridor adds 4.5 miles of service each way and links west Eugene with downtown Eugene and Springfield for a total of 24 round-trip miles. Funding for the $100 million project included a $75 million federal Small Starts Grant.

“LTD is grateful to the community and our partners for their support and cooperation with the new EmX extension into west Eugene,” said General Manager Aurora Jackson. “Our community recognizes that a good public transportation system, which provides mobility for all, is vital to the health of a community and this extension builds on that.”

In addition to the new BRT service, LTD has ­redesigned its fixed route service in west Eugene  to create a faster, more efficient commute, eliminating redundant service and, in some cases, cutting travel time by up to 20 minutes.

The new amenities include five miles of rebuilt or new sidewalks, six miles of improved roadways, two new signalized pedestrian crosswalks, three bicycle-pedestrian bridges, 35 water filtration planters, 187 accessible corners and ramps and public art at all 26 EmX stations.

An LTD operator tests a bus on the newest EmX corridor in advance of its opening Sept. 17.

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