BREAKING NEWS OHA reports 303 new coronavirus cases, 4 deaths Full Story

LTD proposes changes for Autzen Express

LTD spokesmen Edward McGlone says the proposed changes come after the board of directors decided they don't want taxpayers to subsidize the service.

Posted: Jul 3, 2018 7:14 PM
Updated: Jul 3, 2018 7:15 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Lane Transit District is proposing changes to the popular Autzen Express.

LTD has suggested raising the price to $5 per person round trip. The current price is $3.50. The change would apply to all riders, including those with LTD passes.

They're also considering starting the service three hours before home games starts, instead of four.

LTD spokesman Edward McGlone says the proposed changes come after the board of directors decided they don't want taxpayers to subsidize the service. McGlone also said data found few riders were showing up to the game four hours ahead of time.

"The full cost of the service is little over $300,000 dollars a year," McGlone said. "We get about $100,000 in fare revue currently and so the board of directors said they did not want the district to spend $200,000 dollars a year to subsidize the bus service."

Duck fan Ashlie Witten said she's used the Autzen Express before and loved the convenience. She believes the changes seem fair.

"I do believe it's the right thing," Witten said. "If we're going to the Duck game, we all know it's an expenditure, so I think the extra $1.50 would help and keep the bus going because I like the Autzen Express."

The changes aren't set in stone yet. A public comment period is open until Aug. 15 when the board of directors makes a decision. You can make your voice heard by calling LTD, sending them an email, or visiting their website.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 9636

Reported Deaths: 209
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah236169
Marion159547
Washington149120
Clackamas79524
Umatilla6674
Union3551
Lincoln3452
Deschutes2010
Lane1963
Malheur1601
Linn1569
Polk15412
Jackson1400
Yamhill1328
Jefferson1310
Klamath1251
Benton915
Hood River880
Wasco851
Morrow821
Clatsop490
Douglas450
Josephine441
Coos420
Columbia350
Lake200
Tillamook130
Crook120
Wallowa100
Curry80
Baker40
Sherman20
Grant10
Harney10
Gilliam00
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Few Clouds
74° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 74°
Corvallis
Few Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 73°
Roseburg
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 78°
North Bend
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 64°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events