February is Black History Month, which celebrates and honors Black Americans, past and present. In Eugene, one of the pivotal people who contributed to our community was Wiley Griffon, who introduced an industry that would later become what we now know as Lane Transit District, or LTD. LTD’s current-day operations can be traced back to Griffon, who operated the first mule-driven streetcar in the 1890s. More than a century after his passing, his spirit lives on—embodied in LTD’s current-day mission of connecting the community. Today, residents and visitors to Eugene can read about Wiley Griffon and his contributions on a commemorative plaque on East 4th Avenue, near the spot where his home once stood and at his gravesite in the Eugene Masonic Cemetery.