General manager Allan Pollock will also donate his accumulated rewards as a penalty for applying his personal airline and hotel membership rewards accounts to Cherriots-funded business trips.
Agency leaders said a long-range plan the board will consider Thursday is a first step toward building more robust public transit serving Oregon’s capital. Whether the agency’s plans will happen as outlined depends on securing grants.
Three years after it launched, Salem’s downtown bike rental program is no more.
Salem is getting millions from the federal Department of Transportation to add sidewalks, turn lanes and stormwater drainage to Southeast McGilchrist Street. The U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday announced a $13.2 million grant for the project. It’s one of three road projects funded in Oregon this year under the[Read More…]
David Nichols-Alarcon, a driver with Cherriots, steps off the bus to pull his mask down and take a drink while holding at a stop to keep on schedule. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) For the first time in its more than 40-year history, Cherriots is offering bus service on Sundays. Starting on[Read More…]
Cherriots running nearly all routes following months of reduced service, but fewer than half of riders have returned
Caution tape closes off seats on a Cherriots bus to guide social distancing. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) More than six months after Salem’s transit service started implementing safety precautions because of Covid and several bus drivers tested positive, Cherriots has re-opened nearly all its routes. Service is back to 95% of[Read More…]
William Shephard rides a Cherriots bus to work on Friday, May 22. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) After ridership plummeted at the start of the pandemic, more people are venturing back on to Salem’s bus service. In June, 87,000 people boarded a Cherriots bus for its local ridership service, a rebound from[Read More…]
A man rides along the Union Street pedestrian bridge on Friday, June 26. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) The city of Salem has kicked off another transportation project that’s part of its efforts to make it easier to get around by bike or foot. On Monday, Salem City Council approved the transfer[Read More…]
Recently sanitized and reconfigured Cherriots buses are seen at the Del Webb Operations Facility on Monday, April 6. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Following through on one of its strategic goals, Salem’s transit agency could have electric buses on the road starting next year. Cherriots this month received a federal Department of[Read More…]
The newest Ride Salem bike station at the Salem Railroad Station. (Courtesy/Ride Salem) Commuters opting to take the train or bus will be able to hop on a bike near Salem’s depot to close the last leg of their journey. Ride Salem opened the latest addition to its bike share[Read More…]