Tag: Cherriots

With the help of a federal grant, Salem’s Cherriots will add 10 electric buses to its fleet

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…]

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…]