There was some very good news about the West Eugene EmX project today. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced allocations for FY 2014 and also released the President’s recommended budget for FY 2015. The West Eugene EmX project received $24 million in FY 2014 and is recommended to receive $51 million in 2015. That would total $75 million from the FTA Small Starts program, which represents about 80 percent of the project cost and is the maximum available under the program.
As part of its Annual Route Review, Lane Transit District (LTD) is proposing to increase some fares and increase some transit service. Continue reading