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 temporarily paused to coordinate with the Main Street Safety Project for community engagement. Coordinated planning and community engagement is now underway.

The fall 2018 online open house included transit questions to help inform the preferred transit solution selection for Main Street. The transit alignment choice will be informed by the Main Street Safety Project Alternatives for the Main Street corridor in late 2019. For prior engagement and outreach information, see Public Involvement Page for details.

In July 2019, the Governance Team recommended removing the EmX transit mode choice from consideration for further analysis as a Main Street transit solution. The Governance Team moved Main Street Enhanced Corridor and No-Change options forward for further analysis in coordination with the Main Street Safety Project. Once a preferred transit solution that includes a transit mode choice and alignment recommendation is adopted by the City Council and LTD Board, tentatively in 2022, the process could move to Phase 3: Project Design. Phase 3 will include both design of any proposed transit service changes and identification of funding to implement changes.

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, or 541.726.4585
Tom Schwetz, Lane Transit District Project Manager, or 541.682.6203

MMTS_MSSP Coordination Diagram_April 2019

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 transit …

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 …