EUGENE, Ore. -- The general manager of Lane Transit District announced she is leaving after nearly six years.
Aurora Jackson will step down on Sept. 7 to enter the private sector. She was named Lane Transit District’s general manager in Oct. 2015 after a year-long national search, according to Lane Transit District.
“It has been a privilege and an honor to work with LTD’s dedicated transit professionals, passengers, the business community, and the board of directors to find new and innovative ways to make public transit available to the greatest number of people throughout the District,” Jackson said in a statement. “I am thankful for the opportunity to have served the District and want to thank all my LTD colleagues and community members for their support throughout the years.”
According to Lane Transit District, during Jackson’s time as general manager, LTD secured more than $200 million in state and federal funding to build multiple capital projects, including completion of the EmX West bus rapid transit project and worked to replace the district's fossil-fuel fleet with 30 electric buses.