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Operator LTD
System Type BRT
Year Opened 2007
# of Lines 2
# of Cars
Mileage 11.8 miles
Stations 25
Gauge N/A
Power Diesel bus
Fare Media Tickets
Website
Data Date 2011
1st Visit 2008
Last Visit 2011
% Rode 0%

US > Pacific NW Transit
Eugene, OR

Eugene Transit

 Eugene regional transit, Lane Transit District, looked at ways to improve transit in the Emerald City. Light Rail was considered, but due to Eugene-Springfield's size and costs, Bus Rapid Transit, dubbed EmX was chosen.

The initial line, now called the Green Line runs from downtown Springfield to downtown Eugene, skirting the edge of the UofO campus. It is a predominately a single lane line with passing sidings and Light rail like stations.

This proved successful, so a second line was built, called the Gateway Line linking Springfield (and the Green Line) with the Gateway district to the north. LTD it looking for more lines to the west.

The busses are special branded busses with doors on both side as some stations are center island, and some are curbside.

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Green Line bus near UofO and downtown (8/9/08) Green Line bus departing Dad's Gate (8/9/08)
Green Line Dad's Gate platform (8/9/08) Near Dad's Gate (8/9/08)
"F" Street Station (2/19/11) Arriving "F" Street station (2/19/11)
Gateway Line just departed "F" Street (2/19/11) Green line (8/9/08)
Former Eugene Streetcar tracks are still visible on Columbia St. They disappear into what was private right-of-Way (8/9/08) Eugene used to have electric Interurban service to Albany, Salem and Portland by the Oregon Electric Railway. The Eugene terminal picture here is now a fine restaurant with a railroad theme (8/9/08)
 

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