BEST supports efforts to protect all lives on roadways across Lane County. Although BEST supports some elements, we find that ODOT’s preferred design will encourage more and faster driving and have other negative impacts. Regardless, at an estimated cost of $250–350 million with no identified source of funding, the project is “too big to build.” BEST recommends making less costly targeted improvements before too many more tragedies occur.
By Friday, July 15, Oregon Governor Kate Brown is seeking candidates to fill three positions on the Lane Transit District board of directors expiring in December 2022: Subdistrict 3 (Don Nordin), Subdistrict 4 (Emily Secord), and Subdistrict 6 (Caitlin Vargas).
To successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities facing LTD, BEST urges the Governor to appoint community leaders with oversight experience and committed to serving the public interest.
EUGENE (May 26, 2022) — On May 5, Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation (BEST) invited the Lane Transit District (LTD) board of directors to introduce themselves to the public they represent and provide insight into the needs of LTD via an online questionnaire. Only one board member, vice-president Don Nordin from Cottage Grove, chose to do so.