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Background

Learn about MovingAhead and how we got to this point. 
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Corridors and Options

Learn about the five corridors and three investment options under consideration. 
3

Investment Packages

Learn how investment options for each corridor are bundled to make packages - and give us feedback. 
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Package Evaluation Criteria

Tell us what's most important to you in evaluating packages. 
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Build a Package

Put it all together: Show us your ideal investment package and tell us which three evaluation criteria you consider most important. 
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Next Steps

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Background

Eugene is growing. We expect 34,000 new people and 37,000 new jobs by 2032. MovingAhead will help manage growth to enhance our quality of life and reflect our community values.

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  • LTD System Map

    LTD System Map

    LTD operates bus routes throughout the Eugene/Springfield metro area, and to nearby small towns and rural communities.
  • LTD District Boundaries

    LTD District Boundaries

    The district extends beyond the metro area to cover significant portions of Lane County.

How we got here

MovingAhead began in 2015 as a partnership between the City of Eugene, Lane Transit District (LTD), regional agencies, and the Eugene-Springfield community. Its purpose is to determine how to improve transportation on some of our most important streets.

MovingAhead is about more than just transit. It’s about getting us where we need to go, whether we ride the bus, bike, drive, use mobility devices, or walk.

Based on previous community feedback, the MovingAhead team focused on five key corridors and identified costs and benefits of transportation investments for each:

  • Highway 99
  • River Road
  • 30th Avenue/LCC
  • Coburg Road
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard

What we’ve heard so far

Over summer and fall of 2018, the City and LTD heard from the community. Key themes emerged:

  • Strong support for transit, with a preference for EmX and Enhanced Corridor options (more on those later) compared to No-Build options.
  • Important criteria for most who responded:
    - Improvements and safety for people who walk and bike
    - Level of transit ridership
    - Effect on travel time
    - Effect on operating costs
  • Most strongly supported: adding EmX along River Road
  • Smaller difference in support among options for the 30th Avenue to LCC and MLK, Jr. Blvd corridors

The Eugene City Council and LTD Board of Directors will select a package of transit, walking, and biking investments to fund and build on the five corridors over the next 10 years. The selected investment package will become a powerful tool for carrying out local and regional land use, transportation, and community plans.

MovingAhead Goals and Objectives

Improve transit travel time and reliability, minimize transfers, increase ridership, and improve access and safety for people walking, bicycling, and using mobility devices.

Control costs while increasing transit capacity to meet demand. Leverage funding opportunities that provide a maximum return on investment. Minimize impacts to the environment.

Support and coordinate with other planned development and transportation projects and provide high-capacity transit that is consistent with the community vision. Minimize impacts to businesses and industry and improve transit so as to provide benefits to vehicles, freight, and emergency services.

Photo of a public workshop.Feedback from open houses, listening sessions, an online open house, and other public comments helped form the options you’ll see here.

Corridors and Options

Based on previous community feedback, the MovingAhead team focused on five key corridors and identified costs and benefits of transportation investments for each.

Corridors

Early community input identified five key corridors for future investment:

  • River Road
  • Highway 99
  • Coburg Road
  • MLK, Jr. Blvd.
  • 30th Avenue to LCC

Previous public feedback and community conversations helped define three options for four of the corridors — and two options for MLK, Jr. Boulevard. The three options are defined below.

Map: 5 proposed corridors.

Options

No-Build Alternative

No-Build: Existing plans for transit only.

No new investments at this time

The City and LTD would only make changes that are already planned as part of other projects. No additional investments would be made as a part of the MovingAhead project. This is helpful to measure the benefits, costs, and impacts of the other options.

Enhanced Corridor Alternative

Enhanced Corridor: Biking, Walking, Transit

Lower investment option

Enhanced Corridor is a new concept for Eugene and Springfield. It's intended to improve safety, access, and transit service without major capital investments.

Key features

EmX Alternative

EmX: Biking, Walking, Bus Rapid Transit

Higher investment option

EmX is LTD’s current Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service. This option would develop additional BRT service and connect with the existing EmX system. EmX currently operates between the Gateway area and west Eugene, serving downtown Springfield, downtown Eugene, and the University of Oregon.

Key features include:

  • Typically a bus every 10 minutes
  • Bus-only lanes in key locations
  • Higher capacity multi-door buses
  • Enhanced stations with raised platforms and other amenities
  • Off-board fare collection to allow boarding through all doors
  • Transit signal priority and/or queue jumps at intersections
  • Longer distances between stops
  • More frequent and redesigned service
  • Greater investment in pedestrian, bicycle, sidewalk, and streetscape improvements than with the Enhanced Corridor alternative

Investment Packages

Below are five draft investment packages based on community feedback and findings from the Alternatives Analysis.

  • The Enhanced Corridor package represents the smallest investment, considering both capital and operating costs.

  • Packages A, B, and C represent increasing levels of investment.

  • The EmX package represents the largest investment (except for MLK, Jr. Blvd., where EmX was not considered).

The tables below show how each of the packages compare in cost, service level, and other criteria.


Packages Overview

Packages Overview

Map legend: Gray = No-Build; Blue = Enhanced Corridor; Green = EmX

Map: Enhanced Corridor Package

Enhanced Corridor Package

Low capital cost, no annual operating cost increase, and relatively low impact on property, trees, and parking. Relatively low rating for safety and access investments for people who walk and bike, only a small ridership increase, and low travel time savings.

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Map: Package A

Package A

Minimal investment focused on Highway 99 (Enhanced Corridor) and River Road (EmX) . Focuses service in areas with higher levels of low-income and minority populations and has the lowest impact on property, trees, and parking. Rated less consistent with local plans and has lower community support since only two corridors receive investments.

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Map: Package B

Package B

Moderate investment with build options on four of the five corridors. The only EmX Alternative is on River Road. All corridors include community preferred alternatives, except the 30th Avenue to LCC corridor which is designated as No-Build. Provides moderate ratings on most criteria and rates well for investments focused in corridors with higher levels of low-income and minority populations.

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Map: Package C

Package C

Relatively high investment with build alternatives on all five corridors. All corridors include community preferred alternatives. Rated the second highest for consistency with local plans and policies.

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Map: EmX Package

EmX Package

Highest level of investment options for each corridor. Rates highest for safety and access improvements for people who walk and ride bikes, travel time savings, and ridership. High capital and operating costs and a high level of impacts to property, trees, and parking. Rated highest for consistency with local plans and policies due to investment in enhancements that contribute to improved safety and ridership.

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Package Comparison

Enhanced
Corridor
Package
Package
A
Package
B
Package
C
EmX
Package
Cost
★ Systemwide Annual Operating Cost
(Change from No-Build)
-$0.1M$1.9M$3.0M$2.5M$8.2M
Capital Cost$148M$119M$181M$202M$335M
Transit Performance
★ In-Vehicle Transit Travel Time Improvement21%13%22%23%25%
★ Systemwide Annual Ridership Increase
(Compared to No-Build)
389,000385,000576,000521,0001,327,000
Bicycling & Walking
★ New Bike/Ped Access and Safety Improvements
(1-5 rating)

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Development Impacts
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Number of Medium and Large Trees Impacted103146164222432
Number / Acreage of Acquisitions115/4.184/3.5137/4.6150/5177/8.4
Potential Business Relocations
(Mitigation measures would be used to avoid or reduce displacements)
46668
Parking Impacts: On-Street/Off-street
(Number of spaces)
18881148217375
Community Vision
★ Percent of Investment in Corridors with Higher Level of Disadvantaged Population56%98%76%68%50%
Support from the Public
(1-5 rating)

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Consistency with Local Plans and Policies
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Project Criteria
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Project Criteria

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Enhanced Corridor

Enhanced Corridor Package

Features

  • Low capital cost

  • No annual operating cost increase

  • Relatively low impact on property, trees, and parking

  • Relatively low rating for safety and access for people who walk and bike

  • Only a small ridership increase

  • Low travel-time savings

Map: Enhanced Corridor Package using Enhanced Corridor investments in all 5 corridors.

Map legend: Gray = No-Build; Blue = Enhanced Corridor; Green = EmX

Enhanced
Corridor
Package
Cost
★ Systemwide Annual Operating Cost
(Change from No-Build)
-$0.1M
Capital Cost$148M
Transit Performance
★ In-Vehicle Transit Travel Time Improvement21%
★ Systemwide Annual Ridership Increase
(Compared to No-Build)
389,000
Bicycling & Walking
★ New Bike/Ped Access and Safety Improvements
(1-5 rating)

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Development Impacts
Support Development and Redevelopment
(1-5 rating)

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Number of Medium and Large Trees Impacted103
Number / Acreage of Acquisitions115/4.1
Potential Business Relocations
(Mitigation measures would be used to avoid or reduce displacements)
4
Parking Impacts: On-Street/Off-street
(Number of spaces)
188
Community Vision
★ Percent of Investment in Corridors with Higher Level of Disadvantaged Population56%
Support from the Public
(1-5 rating)

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Consistency with Local Plans and Policies
(1-5 rating)

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Supports
Project Criteria
Does not Support
Project Criteria

Questions

How well does the Enhanced Corridor investment package option meet the goals of the community?

(Check one.)

Package A

Package A

Features

  • Minimal investment focused on Highway 99 (Enhanced Corridor) and River Road (EmX)

  • Service focused in areas with larger low-income and minority populations

  • Lowest impact on property, trees, and parking

  • Less consistent with local plans and lower community support, since only two corridors receive investments

Map: Enhanced Corridor Package using Enhanced Corridor investments in all 5 corridors.

Map legend: Gray = No-Build; Blue = Enhanced Corridor; Green = EmX

Package
A
Cost
★ Systemwide Annual Operating Cost
(Change from No-Build)
$1.9M
Capital Cost$119M
Transit Performance
★ In-Vehicle Transit Travel Time Improvement13%
★ Systemwide Annual Ridership Increase
(Compared to No-Build)
385,000
Bicycling & Walking
★ New Bike/Ped Access and Safety Improvements
(1-5 rating)

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Development Impacts
Support Development and Redevelopment
(1-5 rating)

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Number of Medium and Large Trees Impacted146
Number / Acreage of Acquisitions84/3.5
Potential Business Relocations
(Mitigation measures would be used to avoid or reduce displacements)
6
Parking Impacts: On-Street/Off-street
(Number of spaces)
81
Community Vision
★ Percent of Investment in Corridors with Higher Level of Disadvantaged Population98%
Support from the Public
(1-5 rating)

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Consistency with Local Plans and Policies
(1-5 rating)

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Shading shows performance relative to other packages:
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Project Criteria
Does not Support
Project Criteria

Questions

How well does Package A meet the goals of the community?

(Check one.)

Package B

Package B

Features

  • Moderate investment, with build options on four of the five corridors

  • EmX on River Road only

  • Community-preferred options on all corridors, except 30th Avenue to LCC (designated as No-Build)

  • Moderate ratings on most criteria

  • Rates well for investment in areas with larger low-income and minority populations

Map: Enhanced Corridor Package using Enhanced Corridor investments in all 5 corridors.

Map legend: Gray = No-Build; Blue = Enhanced Corridor; Green = EmX

Package
B
Cost
★ Systemwide Annual Operating Cost
(Change from No-Build)
$3.0M
Capital Cost$181M
Transit Performance
★ In-Vehicle Transit Travel Time Improvement22%
★ Systemwide Annual Ridership Increase
(Compared to No-Build)
576,000
Bicycling & Walking
★ New Bike/Ped Access and Safety Improvements
(1-5 rating)

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Development Impacts
Support Development and Redevelopment
(1-5 rating)

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Number of Medium and Large Trees Impacted164
Number / Acreage of Acquisitions137/4.6
Potential Business Relocations
(Mitigation measures would be used to avoid or reduce displacements)
6
Parking Impacts: On-Street/Off-street
(Number of spaces)
148
Community Vision
★ Percent of Investment in Corridors with Higher Level of Disadvantaged Population76%
Support from the Public
(1-5 rating)

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Consistency with Local Plans and Policies
(1-5 rating)

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Starred criteria have been identified as a top priority based on public feedback.
Shading shows performance relative to other packages:
Supports
Project Criteria
Does not Support
Project Criteria

Questions

How well does Package B meet the goals of the community?

(Check one.)

Package C

Package C

Features

  • Relatively high investment, with build options on all five corridors

  • Second highest for consistency with local plans and policies

Map: Enhanced Corridor Package using Enhanced Corridor investments in all 5 corridors.

Map legend: Gray = No-Build; Blue = Enhanced Corridor; Green = EmX

Package
C
Cost
★ Systemwide Annual Operating Cost
(Change from No-Build)
$2.5M
Capital Cost$202M
Transit Performance
★ In-Vehicle Transit Travel Time Improvement23%
★ Systemwide Annual Ridership Increase
(Compared to No-Build)
521,000
Bicycling & Walking
★ New Bike/Ped Access and Safety Improvements
(1-5 rating)

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Development Impacts
Support Development and Redevelopment
(1-5 rating)

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Number of Medium and Large Trees Impacted222
Number / Acreage of Acquisitions150/5
Potential Business Relocations
(Mitigation measures would be used to avoid or reduce displacements)
6
Parking Impacts: On-Street/Off-street
(Number of spaces)
217
Community Vision
★ Percent of Investment in Corridors with Higher Level of Disadvantaged Population68%
Support from the Public
(1-5 rating)

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Consistency with Local Plans and Policies
(1-5 rating)

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Starred criteria have been identified as a top priority based on public feedback.
Shading shows performance relative to other packages:
Supports
Project Criteria
Does not Support
Project Criteria

Questions

How well does Package C meet the goals of the community?

(Check one.)

EmX Package

EmX Package

Features

  • Highest level of investment for each corridor

  • Rates highest for safety and access for people who walk and ride bikes

  • Rates highest for travel-time savings and ridership

  • High capital and operating costs

  • High level of impacts to property, trees, and parking

  • Highest consistency with local plans and policies

Map: Enhanced Corridor Package using Enhanced Corridor investments in all 5 corridors.

Map legend: Gray = No-Build; Blue = Enhanced Corridor; Green = EmX

EmX
Package
Cost
★ Systemwide Annual Operating Cost
(Change from No-Build)
$8.2M
Capital Cost$335M
Transit Performance
★ In-Vehicle Transit Travel Time Improvement25%
★ Systemwide Annual Ridership Increase
(Compared to No-Build)
1,327,000
Bicycling & Walking
★ New Bike/Ped Access and Safety Improvements
(1-5 rating)

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Development Impacts
Support Development and Redevelopment
(1-5 rating)

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Number of Medium and Large Trees Impacted432
Number / Acreage of Acquisitions177/8.4
Potential Business Relocations
(Mitigation measures would be used to avoid or reduce displacements)
8
Parking Impacts: On-Street/Off-street
(Number of spaces)
375
Community Vision
★ Percent of Investment in Corridors with Higher Level of Disadvantaged Population50%
Support from the Public
(1-5 rating)

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Consistency with Local Plans and Policies
(1-5 rating)

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Starred criteria have been identified as a top priority based on public feedback.
Shading shows performance relative to other packages:
Supports
Project Criteria
Does not Support
Project Criteria

Questions

How well does the EmX Corridor investment package option meet the goals of the community?

(Check one.)

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Package Evaluation Criteria

Some of the criteria below are the same as those used to evaluate corridors. Others are new, to help assess system-wide benefits.

Questions

Which criteria are the most important to you when evaluating investment packages?

(Check up to 5.)

Build a Package

Put it all together: Show us your ideal investment package and tell us which three evaluation criteria you consider most important.

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  • Highway 99

    Highway 99

  • River Road

    River Road

  • 30th Avenue to LCC

    30th Avenue to LCC

  • Coburg Road

    Coburg Road

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd

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Highway 99 Learn more... (Check one.)
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Next Steps

The Eugene City Council and LTD Board of Directors will consider public input an important factor when they select a preferred investment package in fall 2019. Once approved, that package will inform which projects are funded and built for the next 10 years.

A plan for funding and timing those projects will be developed later, with the goal of using local dollars to leverage state and federal funding. Some parts of projects, such as pedestrian crossings or bike lanes, could be built a few at a time as funding becomes available.

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