Frequently Asked Questions

What is MovingAhead?

The City of Eugene and the Lane Transit District (LTD) are working with the community to prioritize corridors for near-term enhancements that serve people using transit, biking, and walking. When thinking about these important streets, LTD and the City of Eugene refer to them as corridors because several streets may work as a system to serve transportation needs.

MovingAhead builds from existing local and regional land use and transportation plans including Envision Eugene, TransPlan, local transportation system plans (TSPs), and LTD’s Long Range Transit Plan.

Who is participating?

The City of Eugene and the Lane Transit District (LTD) are working on the project with other government partners including the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Lane County.

Who is funding the project?

The project is funded by a grant from the Surface Transportation Program-Urban (STP-U) and Statewide Transportation Improvement Program-Enhance (STIP Enhance) funds.  STP-U is administered by the Central Lane Metropolitan Planning Organization. STIP Enhance is administered by the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Is Springfield involved?

Springfield’s system is largely complete.  In the case of Main Street and McVay Highway, the region is in the process of determining the appropriate level of transit service. For more information on the Main-McVay Transit Study go to ourmainstreetspringfield.org.

Initially, MovingAhead considered options on Centennial Boulevard to serve Springfield.  As the City of Springfield does not have the resources available to consider transit enhancements on Centennial Boulevard at this time, MovingAhead will develop options only within the City of Eugene.

How can I provide input?

MovingAhead will include many opportunities for you to provide input. Look on the Get Involved page for information on upcoming meetings, public workshops, surveys, and other opportunities to provide input. You can always send us an email on the Contact Us page.

Why is MovingAhead looking at multiple corridors instead of just focusing on one or two?

LTD and its regional partners are looking at the system as a whole to consider how transit serves the entire region and to compare the need for new transit service and other transportation improvements in different parts of our region. This approach will allow the agencies to conduct required planning and environmental work more efficiently.

What will be the end result of MovingAhead?

MovingAhead will be completed in two phases. At the end of Phase 1, we expect to have a prioritized list of corridors, ideas for improvements for people using transit, biking, and walking for each corridor, and environmental documentation. Phase 2 will include conceptual design and engineering of facilities in the corridors and more detailed environmental documentation.

How were the MovingAhead corridors identified and can I suggest a new corridor for study?

The MovingAhead corridors are limited to those identified in the Frequent Transit Network.  New corridors would need to be added to the Frequent Transit Network though a local or regional planning process like the Eugene Transportation System Plan.

Can other routes be considered as alternatives to the corridors identified for study in MovingAhead?

The MovingAhead corridors are limited to those identified in the Frequent Transit Network.  New corridors would need to be added to the Frequent Transit Network though a local or regional planning process like the Eugene Transportation System Plan.

Is transit on Randy Papé Beltline Highway under consideration in MovingAhead?

MovingAhead will consider transit service on Randy Papé Beltline Highway to connect new EmX or Enhanced Corridor service on other roadways.  MovingAhead is not considering EmX or Enhanced Corridor improvements on Randy Papé Beltline Highway.