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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 have some VERY exciting changes coming this September: the largest service enhancement in Cherriots history! Read about the details of our plan for later weekday service and Saturday service below.

Cherriots Local Enhancements

Most Cherriots Local routes will start operating later on weekdays starting September 3. The last trips of the evening will leave the transit centers at 11 p.m. Almost all of the Cherriots Local routes will also operate on Saturdays starting 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're changing all of the route schedules, we're also updating the hours for the Downtown Transit Center lobby starting September 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) will be open longer hours starting September 3:

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

We’re also installing a traffic signal at KTC to enable buses and cars to exit left onto Keizer Station Blvd starting in late September or October.

This will affect the following routes starting September 7:

  • On Saturdays, only Routes 11 and 19 will be in service from KTC. Therefore, both routes will serve stops in Keizer Station (Stadium @ Ulali and Ulali @ Keizer Station Blvd). Route 19 will follow the same path as it does today on Saturdays only starting in September.

Starting in late September or October, the following routes will be affected:  

  • Route 19 will no longer serve stops in Keizer Station on weekdays. 
  • Route 14 will serve stops in Keizer Station at the end of the route before entering KTC instead of at the beginning. 
  • Routes 11 and 12 will continue to serve stops in Keizer Station as they do today.

 

Cherriots Regional Enhancements

Most Cherriots Regional routes will start operating later on weekdays starting September 3. Most of the Cherriots Regional routes will also operate on Saturdays at reduced levels of service from weekday service starting September 7. 

The chart below 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

 

 

 


Additional Weekday Trips

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.

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?