Starting Sept. 4, bus riders 18 and younger can hop on Cherriots with no fare, ID or bus pass needed.
The 80X Cherriots weekday route will start in Keizer then head to Woodburn and Wilsonville, before making the same stops on the way back.
TODAY’S BROADCAST: Rachel Alexander describes what the Salem transit district board considered in selecting a place to put up the newest transit center. But a ride on the bus from the center is still down the road. Read that story HERE. And how a unique summer camp at a Salem[Read More…]
Salem’s transit agency is hoping a largely vacant piece of land on Southeast Commercial Street will be the city’s next transit hub. The Salem Area Mass Transit District’s Board of Directors last week voted to move forward with an environmental study of the site at the northeast corner of Wiltsey[Read More…]
Recently sanitized and reconfigured Cherriots buses are seen at the Del Webb Operations Facility. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Salem’s longest bus route will be served by electric buses a year from now, thanks to a federal grant. Cherriots, Salem’s mass transit agency, has received a $6.3 million federal grant that will[Read More…]
An out of service bus at the Downtown Transit Center on Monday, April 6. Cherriots service will resume on April 7. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Ian Davidson recalled when he realized that if his life were a little different he wouldn’t be able to serve on the board of directors[Read More…]
Cherriots buses. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) The board overseeing Cherriots is on its way to becoming younger and more diverse. Earlier this month, Gov. Kate Brown announced three appointments to the seven-member board that oversees the Salem Area Mass Transit District. The appointments include Sara Duncan, a longtime Salem resident who[Read More…]
A Cherriots bus on State Street outside the Oregon Capitol (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) If there was a bus line connecting Salem and Albany, would people ride it? That’s a central question of a study Cherriots is conducting. The transit agency is considering a new line connecting the cities as well[Read More…]
A Cherriots bus on State Street outside the Oregon Capitol (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) The Salem Area Mass Transit District awarded just a single contract to a company owned by a woman or minority in its most recent reporting period, well short of its own goal to see that such businesses[Read More…]
After switching over half its bus fleet to renewable fuel, Cherriots eyes other ways to cut emissions
A Cherriots bus powered by renewable natural gas. (Courtesy/Cherriots) More than half of Cherriots buses now get their fuel from landfills. In December last year, the transit provider for the Salem area switched the fuel source for 34 buses from compressed natural gas to renewable natural gas. The two fuels[Read More…]