Eugene, OR Traffic

Traffic was at a standstill on Franklin Boulevard on Thursday

EUGENE, Ore. -- A major traffic jam caused severe congestion on Franklin Boulevard Thursday. Cars were at a near standstill in the area around the University of Oregon for hours. According to Eugene police, the issue was due to move-in day for university students. University officials apologized for delays that...
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Unprecedented Traffic Jam on Franklin

A historic traffic jam has had vehicles on Franklin Boulevard in Eugene at a near standstill for more than three hours starting around 9:30 am, Thursday, Sept. 23, the University of Oregon’s move-in day. The move-in day traffic has commuters late to work, students moving in hugely delayed and is...
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Ride The Amtrak Through Oregon’s Cascades For Just $29

If you’re looking for a scenic adventure in Oregon, we have one that belongs on your bucket list. The Amtrak Cascades train runs from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Eugene, Oregon, venturing straight through the glorious Cascade Mountains along the way. Hop aboard the Amtrak Cascades from Portland to Eugene for an amazing — and affordable! — tour de force of one of the most resplendent regions in Oregon.

If The School Bus Isn't Coming-- Kids Are Encouraged To Walk or Bike

Among the many challenges for parents and k-12 students is how to get to and from school safely. A national shortage of school bus drivers makes that more difficult. We checked in with the coordinator of Safe Routes to School in Eugene for some tips on alternatives to driving to school.

Hwy 126 closed near Noti due to crash involving log truck

NOTI, Ore. — OR Hwy 126 remained closed near Noti (milepost 37) at Poodle Creek Road at 5 p.m. following a multi vehicle crash involving a log truck early Monday morning. "This will be a lengthy closure for a law enforcement investigation and reconstruction, and for the removal of the logs from the roadway," ODOT said.

Eugene diesel price check shows cheapest station saves $0.70

(EUGENE, OR) Your choice of gas station could be costing you as much as $0.70 if you’re buying diesel in Eugene, according to a recent price survey. The title of cheapest station in the Eugene area went to SeQuential Biofuels at 86714 Mcvay Hwy , according to a Tuesday survey by GasBuddy. Diesel was listed there at just $3.29 per gallon. The most expensive station in the city was $3.99, at Chevron at 2090 River Rd, the survey found:

The UO bus pass is shifting to digital starting fall term

The way UO employees ride the bus is changing this fall. The Lane Transit District will no longer accept UO ID cards to ride the bus. Instead, employees will need to get a benefit code from Transportation Services and redeem the code for an annual pass in the Umo Mobility App.

Review these safe driving tips for your return to campus

As Ducks head back to campus this fall, the UO’s Vehicle Accident Review Board would like to remind students and employees to be safe and drive smart. Driving on the University of Oregon's campus presents some challenges, with pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders and vehicles of all types continuously present and moving through a small geographic area.

Gas in Eugene falls 2.3 cents per gallon over past week

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene gas prices have fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.76/g Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 78 stations in Eugene. Gas prices in Eugene are 2.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.27/g higher than a year ago.
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Highway 126 closed at Noti on Sept. 20, 2021

Sept. 20, 2021 — Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) reported that a morning crash near Noti has closed Highway 126. There is a detour through Poodle Creek and Highway 36 in Mapleton. ODOT first reported the closure at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 20. Highway 126 was closed near Noti...

Riverfront Parkway access to be restricted for several weeks

Due to Eugene Water and Electric Board utility work, a section of Riverfront Parkway on campus near the Willamette River will be closed to vehicle traffic starting Sept. 20. While the eastern half of Riverfront Parkway will be completely closed, the west side of the roadway will remain open to allow pedestrian and bicycle traffic through for the duration of the project. EWEB will use cones, barricades and, at times, flaggers to delineate the closed area.

Gas savings: The cheapest station in Eugene

(EUGENE, OR) Gas prices vary across in the Eugene area, but if you’re willing to head for the cheapest station, you could be saving up to $0.40 per gallon. On Saturday the cheapest gallon of unleaded regular in the area was at 76 at 4095 Main St. Regular there was listed at $3.49 per gallon Wednesday, compared to $3.89 at 76 at 11 Coburg Rd, which GasBuddy clocked as the most expensive station in the area.

LTD to buy 19 battery-electric buses

EUGENE, Ore. – Lane Transit District has finalized an agreement to purchase 19 heavy-duty battery-electric buses. The 40-foot buses are being purchased through an agreement with New Flyer of America Inc. LTD officials say the buses will be delivered next year, which means the district will have 30 battery-electric buses...

Lane Transit District Adds To Its E-Bus Fleet

Lane Transit District’s battery-electric fleet is expanding. Beginning next year, 19 more buses are being added, which will bring LTD’s total to 30, further replacing older, diesel-fueled vehicles. Kelly Hoell is LTD’s Sustainability Program Manager. She told KLCC that a contract finalized with New Flyer of America Incorporated means the...
Cottage Grove Sentinel

I-5 interchange sees landscape, irrigation improvements

Cottage Grove is getting a facelift at its I-5 entrance. Last week, hundreds of Goldsturm Black-Eyed Susans were been planted in the northwest portion of the interchange, with many other flowering and shrub varieties on their way. Around 12,000 shrubs and ground cover in total are planned for the interchange....