A Better Cherriots

It’s time for A Better Cherriots. As the project name suggests, Cherriots is working to provide better bus service in Salem-Keizer and the surrounding areas. With the passage of Oregon House Bill 2017 (HB 2017), Cherriots will be getting more resources in 2019 to provide a major expansion in service and address other longstanding needs.

Based on the results of the November 2017 needs assessment, staff have developed a service proposal with proposed changes in September 2018 and September 2019. Click the button below to read a summary of the proposal and offer your feedback:

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You can also read the full proposal, which includes maps of routes running on the weekends, by clicking the proposal cover. Then click the button below to offer your feedback.
Cover of A Better Cherriots Service Proposal

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Community Engagement

We're reaching out to the public again in February and March for input on our proposal and we would love for you to attend one of the events on the calendar below.


Thursday, February 15:
Open House at the Keizer Transit Center

5860 Keizer Station Blvd. NE, Keizer, OR 97303
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 20:
Open House at Roth's West Salem
1130 Wallace Rd. NW, Salem, OR 97304
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 21:
Information Table Events at the Downtown Transit Center

220 High St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Information Table at Broadway Coffeehouse
1300 Broadway St NE #100, Salem, OR 97301
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Open House at the South Salem Senior Center
6450 Fairway Ave SE, Salem, OR 97306
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 1:
Information Table at the Woodburn Campus of Chemeketa Community College
120 E. Lincoln St., Woodburn, OR 97071
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 7:
Information Table Events at the Downtown Transit Center
220 High St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Open House at the Stayton Library
515 N. 1st Avenue Stayton, OR 97383
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 8:
Information Table at Chemeketa Community College Free Speech Table
4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97305
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 13:
Information Table at Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd. NE, Salem, OR 97301
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Information Table at WOU Werner Student Center
345 Monmouth Ave N., Monmouth, OR 97361
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 14:
Information Table at the Downtown Transit Center
220 High St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 15:
Open House at the Mill City Community Center
280 NE Santiam Hwy., Mill City, OR 97360
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Needs Assessment - November 2017
In November 2017, Cherriots staff conducted a needs assessment. In addition to analyzing shifts in population and travel demand, staff conducted a rider and community survey and a survey of Cherriots frontline employees—those who interact directly with riders on a daily basis. This report can be found by clicking the cover below.

Cover of 2017 Needs Assessment

We will be posting more updates on our plans for enhanced service here, so check back often. We'll also post updates on Facebook and Twitter