Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation (BEST) is building a successful community by bringing people together to promote transportation options, safe streets, and walkable neighborhoods.
In early 2012, concerned citizens formed Better Eugene-Springfield Transit as a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization to give voice to the public support for extending EmX bus rapid transit to west Eugene. In September 2012I, thanks to our efforts, the Eugene City Council voted 7-1 in favor of the West Eugene EmX project. In September 2017, Lane Transit District began operating EmX service to west Eugene.
Reflecting our “triple bottom line” purpose statement, we are a diverse group of people, from both Eugene and Springfield, who believe that better transit is good for the economy, the well being of people, and the environment—for our quality of life!
Looking ahead, we support efforts to study if and how to extend EmX bus rapid transit to other parts of the Eugene-Springfield area, and how doing so could support the community’s vision for the future. BEST wants to help engage the public in discussions about how transit benefits the community and along which new corridors adding EmX bus rapid transit service makes the most sense.
- Our staff & board
- Our supporters
- Nexus for Eugene Sustainable Transportation (NEST), BEST’s collaborative space for local nonprofits and businesses to promote sustainable transportation options
- Salem Bike Vision, a fiscally sponsored project of BEST
- Better Housing Together, a partner with BEST and from 2017 to 2020 a fiscally sponsor project of BEST