LTD West Eugene EmX Extension

Unique detection technology and transit priority solutions improve transit time reliability.

Quick Facts

  • Extends the Lane Transit District’s EmX BRT system into its third corridor in West Eugene

  • Led the transportation analysis and traffic engineering design services


  • Successfully led the team to a decision on detection technology and transit priority solutions well before the preliminary design plans were submitted

  • Improves transit time reliability

  • Construction began in 2014 and the project is scheduled to open in 2017

Our Work

  • Wrote the transportation chapter of the alternatives analysis report

  • Supported preliminary layout and conceptual engineering design

  • Supported travel demand forecast modeling

  • Developed the chapters of the EA related to parking, freight, pedestrians and bicycles

  • Provided additional traffic analysis and microsimulation modeling to evaluate design alternatives

  • Designed traffic signals, signing, and the transportation communications network during the design phase

  • Developed transit signal priority concept of operations

  • Evaluated transit vehicle detection options, including Opticom GPS, automated vehicle identification, and connected vehicle solutions

  • Used a systems engineering approach to evaluate transit priority and detection options

  • Supported LTD at public meetings as necessary

  • Coordinated with state and local transportation agencies

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