The Lane Transit District (LTD) is a “special-purpose district" created by the State of Oregon. LTD serves Lane County including the Eugene and Springfield metropolitan areas as well as other nearby cities in Lane County including Creswell, Coburg, Cottage Grove, Junction City, Lowell, and Veneta. LTD began offering services in 1970, by 1987 LTD served it 50 millionth rider. According to LTD, the initial fleet included eighteen buses and two vans. In the forty-nine years of operation since, LTD has seen sustained service growth. LTD leadership have consistently responded to the growing understanding of the "relationship between automobile traffic and quality of life" and have used that enhanced understanding to augment and improve services. Initially starting services in urban areas in 1972, LTD obtained a grant to expand services to non-urban areas. From there on there have been many notable milestones:
A Board of Directors, comprised of seven members, oversees the LTD through "policy direction and collaborates with local elected officials on regional transportation planning."  The board hosts public meetings monthly and publishes an events calendar available here: https://www.ltd.org/public-meetings/. The ordinances that oversee the LTD operations can be found here [https://www.ltd.org/ltd-ordinances/]. These ordinances address issues such as territorial boundaries, the current faces, district property, and laws relating to the Board of Directors and meetings, among other matters.