Category: Analysis

LTD steps back from EmX along River Road

May 22, 2024

Lane Transit District recently withdrew its support for EmX bus rapid transit along River Road. Before moving ahead, BEST sees a need to ensure the public is along for the ride.

BEST watches transportation bills before the Oregon Legislature

February 1, 2024

Because state transportation funding and policies have a significant effect on what can or can’t be accomplished locally, during the Oregon Legislature’s 2024 short session BEST is watching a few bills related to highways, bridges, commuter rail, transit, electric bicycles and micromobility, trails, aviation, weight-mile taxes, affordable housing, and climate change.

BEST supports Eugene eliminating off-street parking minimums citywide

May 5, 2023

As the City of Eugene works to implement state rules for Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities, BEST supports parking reform Option 1: Do not require private developers to provide a minimum amount of off-street parking but rather give them the flexibility to determine how much their buyers and renters need.