For months, a group of youthful climate activists have waged a battle to halt a Portland highway expansion — and turn U.S. transportation policy around.
BEST welcomes new advisors Samantha Roberts with the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce and Cami Thompson with the University of Oregon. We also welcome the return of Joshua Skov.
1000 Friends of Oregon and 350 Eugene recently sent a memo to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) questioning a streamlined environmental review of plans to widen Highway 126 between Veneta and Eugene.
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) recently claimed they are not allowed to request public comments on potential environmental impacts before seeking federal approval to widen Highway 126 between Veneta and Eugene.
BEST and other community leaders charge that the region’s transportation plan does not yet serve regional interests and are calling for a revised plan by the end of 2022.
BEST suggests that Lane Transit District’s next general manager should be a public sector leader, delegate well, understand the importance of community engagement, and be an effective change agent.
As part of the City of Eugene’s efforts to legalize Missing Middle Housing, BEST urges eliminating or relaxing parking minimums. In testimony to the Eugene Planning Commission, BEST shared resources on why and how to do so.
On urging from BEST and other advocates, the Metropolitan Policy Committee (MPC) has extended the time for review of the draft Central Lane Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).
Join us on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at noon as BEST and other community partners rally to thank LTD’s bus drivers for their dedication as front-line workers during the pandemic and to highlight how critical public transit is to our community.
EUGENE (Oct. 28, 2021) — On November 1, 2021, Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation (BEST) will acquire the building at 455 West 1st Avenue, to be renamed the Nexus for Eugene Sustainable Transportation (NEST).