Considering new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BEST urges the Lane Transit District (LTD) Board of Directors to determine what, if any, face mask requirements are needed to protect public safety.
Today, the Metropolitan Policy Committee approved MovingAhead, ratifying what the Eugene City Council and Lane Transit District Board of Directors had already decided in March. The next phase is to refine the design along each “build” corridor (River Road, Highway 99, Martin Luther Kind, Jr. Blvd, and Coburg Road), with input from potentially affected property owners and other key stakeholders. Staff will also seek funding for construction, likely starting with River Road and Highway 99. Full buildout could take a decade or longer.
This week with the support of BEST and our partners, the Eugene City Council followed by the Lane Transit District Board of Directors gave the green light to pursuing investments in “complete streets” to improve safety for everyone and to encourage more people to walk, bike, or ride the bus, thereby reducing traffic for those who drive.
BEST recently provided Eugene and Lane Transit District officials with an analysis of what has changed with MovingAhead since the public hearing 2-1/2 years ago and offered recommendations for next steps to ensure success.
We and many others in the community believe such targeted investments, with federal support, are the smart way to benefit everyone getting where they need to go, safely, and to invest in the long-term health of our local economy.
According to the job notice, the successful candidate must possess outstanding leadership and business skills, strategic planning, financial background, experience managing change, and be passionate for authentic community and stakeholder engagement, understanding public, community, and governmental relations.
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.
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.
UPDATE 11/13/2020: Now includes LTD Board adoption of CIP. UPDATE 10/21/2020: Now includes BEST’s recommendations. LTD’s Community Investment Plan (CIP) is a 10-year framework that provides direction on community investments. Scheduled for adoption on Nov….