CARTS: Connecting Rural Marion and Polk Counties
If you live in rural Marion and Polk counties, Salem-Keizer Transit connects you with the places you want to go through the Chemeketa Area Regional Transportation System (CARTS). CARTS buses run Monday through Friday, and CARTS Routes 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 all connect to the downtown Salem Transit Mall. CARTS provides public transportation service to the following communities:
CARTS 10 – Woodburn/Salem
CARTS 20 – Silverton/Salem
CARTS 30 – Canyon Connector
CARTS 40 – Polk County
CARTS 50 – Dallas/Salem Express
Use transit in your area without having to travel into Salem. Rides on CARTS flex routes must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. CARTS buses can make deviations for any passenger who requests it. However, the number of deviations may be limited in order to keep the bus on schedule. To make a reservation, call the Cherriots Call Center (formerly known as TripLink) at 503-315-5544.
To use CARTS 25 and CARTS 45, your origin and destination must be within ¾ mile of a CARTS bus stop.
CARTS 25 – North Marion
CARTS 45 – Polk Connector
CARTS 35 is an origin-to-destination flexible transit route. In other words, the bus can pick you up anywhere in any of the Canyon Corridor towns listed below and drop you off in any other Canyon Corridor town. CARTS 35 operates between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
CARTS 35 – Canyon Corridor
- Cherriots in Salem and Keizer. Most CARTS buses go to the Salem Transit Mall where Cherriots buses can be met. Hop on a Cherriots bus to West Salem's Glen Creek Transit Center to connect with Yamhill County Transit to get to Amity and McMinnville.
- Canby Area Transit (CAT) connects with the Woodburn/Salem CARTS route at Bi-Mart in Woodburn and can connect with SMART & TriMet.
- South Metro Area Regional Transit (SMART) can be caught at the Transit Mall & will take you to Wilsonville where you can also connect with TriMet in Portland.