Fare proposal outreach - May and June 2018
Every two years, Cherriots staff are tasked by the Board of Directors to evaluate the current fare structure. Cherriots staff created a fare proposal and presented it to the public in May and June 2018 to gather rider input. The goals were to:
1. Help families and low-income riders
2. Simplify fare structure
3. Facilitate transfers between local and regional buses
4. Encourage youth to ride
5. Ensure fare structure is equitable
During the public engagement period, we hosted a number of events to give people more details about our proposal, give them a chance to ask questions of the staff, and offer their feedback in person. These events were held at the Downtown Transit Center, Keizer Transit Center, and Chemeketa Community College.
We brought the public feedback to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund Advisory Committee for them to read and discuss. Their recommendations were included in the application we submitted on November 1, 2018 for STIF dollars. The last draft of the plan will go to the Cherriots Board of Directors in the coming months for final approval. We'll post that plan as soon as it's complete.