Copyright Springfield City Club 2018

Where citizens make a difference

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City Club events occur on the first and third Thursday of every month, beginning at noon and ending at 1:00 p.m. We meet at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3285 Gateway Street.

The meeting involves a presentation of about 25 minutes followed by a period when each table can discuss the presentation and prepare a question to be asked by the table

Advance registration is not required. Payments can be made at the event.

June 21

Transit Tomorrow

Edward McGlone, Lane Transit District’s Director of Public Affairs, will provide a preview of Transit Tomorrow, Lane Transit District’s (LTD) effort to find out how we can better move the people we serve to the destinations that are important to them.

Our region is growing, our travel patterns are changing, and it is time to reevaluate the transit system so it works for everyone.

The purpose of Transit Tomorrow is to answer two questions:

  1. How can LTD best help people get to where they want and need to go?
  2. What shape should LTD’s services take in the future?

This project will combine technical analysis and broad-based community input to answer these questions and to develop a public transit network for the future.

The region’s transit system must reflect the priorities of the communities it serves. One of the biggest dilemmas in planning transit service is matching transportation priorities with limited resources. As a responsible public steward, LTD must make choices about what services to offer and balance the demands of our diverse community with the conscientious use of public funding.

LTD is looking for the public’s input to help determine priorities and deliver the best service.

Edward McGlone is responsible for overseeing the district’s outward-facing communications including marketing, community engagement, government relations, and media relations.

During his career at LTD, Edward has been involved in efforts to increase transit funding, expand transit service, recruit and transition a new General Manager, and restructure the organization. He is a critical link between stakeholder groups, elected officials, the media, the general public, and LTD decision makers.

Prior to working at LTD, Edward focused on state politics including working for Oregon House Majority Leader Dave Hunt and campaign work on local and statewide elections. He is a graduate of Willamette University in Salem, OR.

July 5

No Meeting