A legislative proposal hopes to go “back to the future” by studying the feasibility of a streetcar system for Salem commuters. Local historians say the hurdles that killed the system a century ago may come back into play for today’s plans.
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Cherriots is renewing an effort to build a south Salem transit hub to serve the growing area without forcing riders to detour through downtown (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) A parcel of land along Southeast Commercial Street may be the future home of a transit hub for south Salem. The Salem Area[Read More…]
Shorter bus rides for Salem residents, less pollution among transit plans for infrastructure dollars
Riders board through the rear of Cherriots bus at the downtown Salem transit center(Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) It’s a 10 minute drive from Salem’s South Gateway neighborhood to the sprawling Amazon fulfillment center off Highway 22 that employs hundreds of local residents. But the same trip on a Cherriots bus takes[Read More…]