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A Better Cherriots

Working for you to provide better bus service in Salem-Keizer and the region

 

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 region. We made some VERY exciting changes this past September: the largest service enhancement in Cherriots history! Read about the details of later weekday service and Saturday service below.

Let us know how we're doing with the changes listed below!

Let us know how we're doing with the changes listed below!

 

Cherriots Local enhancements

Most Cherriots Local routes started operating later on weekdays starting September 3. The last trips of the evening now leave the transit centers at 11 p.m. Almost all of the Cherriots Local routes also operate on Saturdays as of September 7, generally at reduced levels of service from weekday service. 

The chart below shows the later weekday evening and Saturday service levels. Click or tap the route number to view the specific route schedule for details.

Route

Later Weekday Evenings
(9 p.m. - 11 p.m.)

Saturdays
(6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
Route 2 schedule 60 min. service 30 min. (60 min. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
Route 3 schedule 60 min. service 60 min. service
Route 4 schedule 60 min. service 60 min. service
Route 5 schedule 60 min. service 30 min. (60 min. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
Route 6 schedule No Late Service 60 min. service
Route 7 schedule 30 min. service 30 min. service
Route 8 schedule 60 min. service 60 min. service
Route 9 schedule No Late Service 60 min. service
Route 11 schedule 30 min. service 30 min. service
Route 12 schedule No Late Service No Saturday Service
Route 13 schedule 60 min. service 60 min. (7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
Route 14 schedule No Late Service No Saturday Service
Route 16 schedule No Late Service 60 min. (7:25 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
Route 17 schedule 60 min. service 30 min. (60 min. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
Route 18 schedule 60 min. service 60 min. (7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
Route 19 schedule 60 min. service 30 min. (60 min. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
Route 21 schedule 60 min. service 30 min. (60 min. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
Route 22 schedule No Late Service No Saturday Service
Route 23 schedule No Late Service No Saturday Service
Route 26 schedule No Late Service No Saturday Service
Route 27 schedule No Late Service No Saturday Service

Changes to the Downtown Transit Center lobby and Customer Service hours

Since we changed all of the route schedules, we also updated the hours for the Downtown Transit Center lobby as of Sept. 3:

Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: closed 

Customer Service staff will be available during the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: closed 

Additional changes at Keizer Transit Center

The lobby at Keizer Transit Center (KTC) is now open longer hours:

Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: closed 

We also installed a traffic signal at KTC to enable buses and cars to exit left onto Keizer Station Blvd. This affects the following routes:

  • On Saturdays, only Routes 11 and 19 are in service from KTC. Therefore, both routes will serve stops in Keizer Station (Stadium @ Ulali and Ulali @ Keizer Station Blvd). Route 19 follows the same path as it did in the past now on Saturdays.
  • Route 19 no longer serves stops in Keizer Station on weekdays. 
  • Route 14 serves stops in Keizer Station at the end of the route before entering KTC instead of at the beginning. 
  • Routes 11 and 12 continue to serve stops in Keizer Station as they have in the past.

 

 

Cherriots Regional enhancements

Most Cherriots Regional routes now operate later on weekdays as of September 3. Most of the Cherriots Regional routes also operate on Saturdays at reduced levels of service from weekday service. 

The chart shows the additional weekday trips and Saturday service levels. Click or tap the route number to view the specific route schedule for details.

 

 

Route Weekday Service Saturday Service
Route 1X Schedule 3 additional round trips for a total of 13 No Saturday Service
Route 10X Schedule 2 additional round trips for a total of 8 3.5 round trips
Route 20X Schedule No Change 3.5 round trips
Route 30X Schedule No Change 2 round trips
Route 40X Schedule 2 additional round trips for a total of 8 4 round trips
Route 50X Schedule 2 additional round trips for a total of 4 No Saturday Service
Polk County Flex Schedule No Change No Saturday Service

 

 

 

Cherriots Regional additional weekday trips

Cherriots Regional Saturday service levels

 

May 2020 service enhancements

We're also excited to announce that May 2020 will bring Sunday service to Salem for the first time in Cherriots history! We'll also be adding more service on federal holidays. Bookmark this page, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter for the latest updates.

Saturday service kick-off party

We started Saturday service off with a huge party at the Downtown Transit Center. We gave away prizes, had food trucks available, brought in a balloon artist, and even invited Caesar the No Drama Llama! We also heard from General Manager Allan Pollock, Cherriots Board President Ian Davidson, Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett, Keizer Mayor Cathy Clark, and Senator Peter Courtney. It was a great way to start a month full of free rides on Saturdays!

We've been preparing for A Better Cherriots for years now! Want to know how we got here?

We've been preparing for A Better Cherriots for years now! Want to know how we got here?