Main-McVay Transit Study

The purpose of the Main-McVay Transit Study is to evaluate the most promising transit options for the Main Street-McVay Highway Corridor as potential solutions to address growing concerns about safety, congestion, and quality of life that could be improved through transportation improvements.

Project Update

In January 2016, the Study entered Phase 2 and is focused on design specifics to inform the decision-making process and determined the community’s choice for a preferred transit solution. After the Governance Team removed the widest Main Street Transit Design Option from consideration in 2016, the transit study was paused to coordinate with the Main Street Safety Project for community engagement.

The fall 2018 online open house will include transit questions to help inform the preferred transit solution for Main Street. For prior engagement and outreach information, see Public Involvement Page for details. Once a preferred transit solution that includes a transit mode choice and alignment recommendation is approved by the City Council and LTD Board, the process could move to Phase 3: Environmental Review.

Study Area Map

Updated Map: click to enlarge

Updated Map: click to enlarge

Check out the project’s Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

View Transit Design Options by Corridor Segment.

For additional questions about this project, please contact:
Emma Newman, City of Springfield Project Manager, enewman@springfield-or.gov or 541.726.4585
Tom Schwetz, Lane Transit District Planning and Development Director, Tom.Schwetz@ltd.org or 541.682.6203

Phase 1

In Phase 1 of the Study, Main-McVay Corridor residents, businesses and property owners, education representatives, community organizations, agency staff, and elected and appointed officials met to learn and understand growing concerns about safety, congestion, and quality of life that could be improved through transportation improvements. Phase 1 considered technical analyses, reviewed a range of promising …

Phase 2

As part of Phase 2, the project team worked early and collaboratively with business and property owners to avoid and reduce potential impacts to properties along the corridor. The Governance Team considered feedback received and removed the widest design option from further consideration and analysis. After a series of website updates, meetings, presentations, corridor mailings, …

Public Involvement

In April 2013, a well-coordinated project team, including City of Springfield, Lane Transit District (LTD), and consultant staff, worked closely with elected and appointed officials from City of Springfield and LTD to conduct initial stakeholder and community outreach. Phase 1 – Community Outreach Community outreach included small group meetings called, “Community Conversations,” and general public outreach at …