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

Transit Tomorrow is Lane Transit District’s (LTD) effort to find out how we can better move the people we serve to the destinations that are important to them. Through this interactive online survey, LTD is seeking community input to help determine priorities and examine choices to help deliver the best service.

This site is currently closed to new comments, however you can continue to follow the project and submit comments though the project website.

Visit the pages on this site using the buttons below or click "Get Started" to move through the information in order.

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Background

Learn about LTD and Transit Tomorrow. 
2

Trade-Offs

Provide feedback on transit choices. 
3

Priorities

How should LTD prioritize investments in different services? 
4

About You

Tell us a little about you and how you use transit. 
5

Next Steps

Find out what happens next and how to stay involved. 

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Background

Lane Transit District (LTD) is the public transit provider in the Eugene/Springfield metro area and in a number of rural communities in Lane County.

Transit Tomorrow is LTD’s effort to find out how we can better move the people we serve to the destinations that are important to them. Our region is growing, our travel patterns are changing, and it is time to update our public transit system to reflect that.

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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.

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 to get 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.

The maps on this page show what LTD’s network looks like today. What should it look like in the future?

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 nobody has taken a comprehensive look at the full network and demand-responsive services in two decades.
  • To examine the benefits and consequences of more frequent service. LTD’s plans include a Frequent Transit Network that goes far beyond the existing EmX system. Implementing new frequent services could have dramatic benefits, but would also impact service elsewhere.
  • To set the stage for future investments. LTD is undertaking a number of major projects including studying future corridors for EmX and the development of the Santa Clara Community Transit Center.
  • To adapt to a changing world. New developments in transportation and mobility technology are requiring transit agencies to re-examine their role and services.
  • There are many valid ways to respond to these challenges and decisions. Transit Tomorrow will seek to present some of the key choices, so you can tell us: what type of system is most valuable to your community? What is the highest and best use of limited transit resources to achieve your community's goals?
Visit the "Next Steps" page of this survey for more information about how LTD will use community feedback.

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

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Trade-Offs

If you value transit service, it’s tempting to think that transit should run everywhere, all of the time, and a bus should always be coming soon. In the real world, where the bus goes, hours of service, and frequency all need to be paid for in the same budget. That means some hard choices are necessary.

What choices would you make? What is more valuable to you?

Questions

Service more often or to more places?

Is it more important to provide frequent service more often in places that will attract the most riders, or to provide a little bit of service to as many places as possible?

(Check one.)

Walking or waiting?

Is it more important to have a bus stop nearby, or to know that if you walk a little farther the bus will come sooner and move more quickly?

(Check one.)

Adjustments or redesign?

The approach we take determines how much change is possible. Is it better to make incremental changes to the system we already have, or to redesign the system completely from a blank slate?

(Check one.)
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Priorities

How should LTD prioritize investments in different services?

Questions

If you were making decisions for Lane Transit District, how would you prioritize between different types of services?

Use the sliders to divide 21 points between the priorities listed below. You can assign up to 7 points in each category. Where would you put the most points? If you run out, you can shift points between categories until you are satisfied with the balance you achieve.

More frequent daytime service

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More evening service
(Service after 7pm)

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More weekend service

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Late night service
(Service after midnight)

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Extra service at rush hours

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Service to more places in Eugene/Springfield

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More service to small towns and rural areas

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About You

Tell us a little about you and how you use transit.

Questions

How often do you ride transit? (Check one.)
What is your primary way to travel in the region? (Check one.)
Which of the following statements apply to you? (Check all that apply.)

How did you hear about this online open house? (Check all that apply.)

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Next Steps

Thank you for participating! Your feedback will help Transit Tomorrow examine what future LTD service could and should look like. Find out what happens next and how to stay involved.

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Process Overview

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    Process Overview

Next Steps

  • A stakeholder and public engagement effort will consult the community on the key trade-offs, choices and questions included in this report.
  • After we hear from the community, we’ll design several possible future service scenarios that address the different concerns. It’s likely that at least one of these scenarios will look a lot like LTD today, while others may seem very different.
  • We’ll consult the public a second time with the information on future scenarios in hand.
  • In the end, LTD’s Board of Directors will make a decision. If the preferred scenario is very different from LTD’s current service, you may see significant service changes starting in 2020.

Final Questions

(All of these questions are optional.)

Demographic Information (Optional)

Help us understand who is answering this survey! By answering the optional questions below, you can help LTD know whether this survey has reached a representative cross-section of the community.

With which gender do you identify? (Check one.)
How would you describe your job or occupation? (Check all that apply.)

What is your total annual household income? (Check one.)
How many people currently live in your household? (Check one.)
What language do you most often speak at home? (Check one.)
Are you of Hispanic or Latino descent? (Check one.)
What is your race/ethnicity? (Check all that apply.)

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