EmX moves forward

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Lane Transit District will soon begin surveying along the controversial west Eugene EmX route to prepare for construction.

Technical crews will map out underground utilities, utility poles, the exact location and condition of sidewalks, and other elements that need to be documented as part of laying down the $95.6 million EmX route, LTD said.

Once completed, the route will tie into LTD’s growing EmX system, which extends from the downtown Eugene LTD station into downtown Springfield and north to Springfield’s Gateway area.

LTD’s plan to run a bus rapid transit line into west Eugene ran into stiff opposition from some business owners and others. But LTD gained all needed local and federal approvals for the project and is proceeding.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

{biztweet}emx eugene{/biztweet}

 

Comments   

 
Guest
0 #1 EmX moves forwardGuest 2013-05-28 18:43:17
The stupidity of some still amazes me. LTD is moving forward with this controversial project against the wishes of the majority of Eugene residents. They say they have the necessary funding from both the Federal Government and State Lottery Funds and local approvals. According to the article $75 million was being paid by the Federal Government and $21 million was being paid by the State Lottery Fund. Where do these people think the Federal Government gets their money? It is not free, but they seem to think it is. Where does LTD get the majority of their revenue? They have a mandatory tax charged to all Lane County businesses. The businesses and self employed that oppose the EmX are being required to majorly fund LTD’s existence through their payroll and self employment taxes. The other major question is why are State Lottery dollars being used to fund this controversial project? When Oregon voted to participate in a lottery, it was to be used 100% for schools. Now Lane County residents are being asked to pass bond measures to repair / update schools because the lottery dollars; that were earmarked for the schools, are being used to fund numerous other projects not remotely associated with education. With leaders like this, it’s no wonder our student’s education is lacking behind other developed civilizations.
Quote | Report to administrator
 

More Articles

The short list: Holiday habits of six Oregon CEOs

The Latest
Thursday, December 11, 2014
121214-xmaslist1BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

We ask business and nonprofit leaders how they survive the season.


Read more...

Corner Office: Sheree Arntson

January-Powerbook 2015
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Checking in with the managing director of Arnerich Massena.


Read more...

Behind the curtain: What students should know about accreditation and rankings

Contributed Blogs
Thursday, December 04, 2014
120414-edurating-thumbBY DEBRA RINGOLD | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

How important are institutional and/or program evaluations provided by third parties in selecting a college or university program?


Read more...

Corner Office: Steve Tatone

January-Powerbook 2015
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Seven tidbits about the president and CEO of AKT Group.


Read more...

Powerbook Perspective

January-Powerbook 2015
Friday, December 12, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

A conversation with Oregon state economist Josh Lehner.


Read more...

Dan and Louis Oyster Bar opens up to a changing neighborhood

The Latest
Thursday, December 11, 2014
121114-oystervidBy MEGHAN NOLT

VIDEO: Revamping a Classic — an iconic eatery stays relevant in a changing marketplace.


Read more...

Growing a mobility cluster

News
Friday, October 31, 2014
0414 bikes bd2f6052BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Why are there so few transportation startups in Portland?  The city’s leadership in bike, transit and pedestrian transportation has been well-documented.  But that was then — when government and nonprofits paved the way for a new, less auto centric way of life.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS