Eugene transit plan gets OK — Federal officials have given the green light to the Lane Transit District’s effort to extend bus rapid transit to west Eugene. The agency announced last week that the Federal Transit Administration found no environmental roadblocks to the project. Transit district General Manager Ron Kilcoyne tells the Register Guard that design work will begin immediately and construction should begin in 18 to 24 months. The $90 million project includes dedicated bus lanes along much of the 4.4-mile route from downtown to west Eugene.
Police seek dog that killed cow — Police in southern Oregon hope to find the owner of a dog that was involved in killing a steer two weeks ago. Phoenix patrol officer Adam Lewis responded to a call from a bystander. He tells the Medford Mail Tribune that he heard the cow bellowing in pain and saw two pit pulls “eating it alive." Lewis says he fatally shot one of the dogs but the other got away, running into the city limits. The steer died a short time later. The officer says he’s concerned the dog will kill another animal. An animal control enforcement supervisor says the dog’s owner could be cited for a violation of the dangerous dog ordinance and fined up to $600.
— From wire reports