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Doomed trees on Franklin Street

LTD's supposed new "green" Eugene to Springfield route intends to plow right down the median strip on Franklin St.
The Lane Transit board may not be able to pay drivers a family wage, but they can spend nearly 30-million on a "light-rail alternative." Phase one entailed tearing up east eleventh avenue, so we've had traffic nightmares all summer. Phase two will put two bus lanes down the center of Franklin street, all the way to West Springfield Station. Trouble is, they will destroy a beautiful tree-lined median to do it! Go here, and click on the "EMX" project: www.ltd.org (Their server uses session IDs, so I can't post a direct lick.) What happened to the trees?