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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Link Lane Partners with Amtrak to Provide Valley-to-Coast Transportation

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February 3, 2021

Contact:    Kelly Clarke, LCOG Transportation Planner, kclarke@lcog.org, 541-682-4026

Link Lane Partners with Amtrak to Provide Valley-to-Coast Transportation

Eugene, Oregon – A regional bus service is now coordinating with Amtrak to make booking trips from the Willamette Valley to the central Oregon coast a little bit easier. Link Lane began providing bus service from Eugene to Florence in February 2020, adding to its other route that travels roundtrip between Florence and Yachats.

“You can now buy our Link Lane tickets for the Eugene to Florence route as part of your Amtrak ticket. And it’s all done in one transaction,” said Kelly Clarke, transportation planner at Lane Council of Governments, which manages Link Lane. “We’re working on being able to do that with the Florence to Yachats segment. Amtrak is an amazing partner!” Tickets may also be purchased with exact change when boarding the bus.

The Eugene-Florence route runs twice a day, seven days a week, except on Federally designated holidays. It begins at the Eugene Amtrak Station and stops include the downtown Eugene Transit Station, Veneta, Mapleton, Three Rivers Casino, Old Town Florence and the Florence Grocery Outlet. The Florence-Yachats Connector route, which runs Monday through Saturday, begins at the Florence Grocery Outlet with stops at Carl G. Washburne State Park and downtown Yachats.

Tickets cost $5 one way between Eugene and Florence. Between Mapleton and Florence, it costs just $1. Florence-Yachats Connector tickets are $2.50 one way. The buses can carry bicycles and are also wheelchair accessible. At this time, all riders are required to wear a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For more information about Link Lane, visit www.link-lane.org or email Kelly Clarke at kclarke@lcog.org.  

About Link Lane 

Link Lane provides bus routes that connect communities within and beyond Lane County. The service is provided by Lane Council of Governments (LCOG) in partnership with the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians and is funded by Oregon’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund. Learn more at www.link-lane.org

About Lane Council of Governments

LCOG’s mission is to coordinate and provide high quality public services in Lane County. Lane Council of Governments is dedicated to serving the public interest and enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Lane County. LCOG serves as a regional planning, coordination, program development, and service delivery organization in local communities across Lane County. Learn more at www.lcog.org

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