LTD’s team of bus operators are skillfully trained to follow the rules of the road on each of the 31 daily bus routes in the Eugene-Springfield area, but they need cooperation from other drivers to ensure everyone gets where they need to go safely. Darryl, a Training Supervisor for LTD, says it can be challenging when drivers do not give buses the space they need to operate safely, including allowing the bus back into traffic after a stop. Another common hazard is that motorists need to be careful when merging into “business access and transit lanes”—or “BAT” lanes—the dedicated bus lanes that also serve as turn lanes for other vehicles.