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Service Change Information

The latest news on updates to our services

Every four months – January, May, and September – Cherriots implements service changes based on input from customers, drivers, other Cherriots employees, and performance monitoring results. Unfortunately, the service changes listed below that were scheduled for May have been postponed due to the coronavirus. Read about our future plans below, and then you can review the additional enhancements we've made over the last few years (including Saturday service) by visiting the A Better Cherriots page.

Cherriots Local enhancements - POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Sunday service no longer starting May 3

May 2020 was to mark the beginning of Sunday service on May 3. Read about our now-future plans below:

Most routes will operate every 60 minutes (see table below). Cherriots LIFT will continue to operate all hours that Cherriots Local is running, which will include Sundays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cherriots Regional routes will not offer Sunday service at this time.

Route Sunday Service frequency (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
2 Hourly service
3 Hourly service
4 Hourly service
5 Hourly service
6 No service
7 30-minute service
8 Hourly service
9 Hourly service
11 30-minute service
12 No service
13 Hourly service
14 No service
16 No service
17 Hourly service
18 No service
19 Hourly service
21 Hourly service
22 No service
23 No service
26 No service
27 No service

NOTE: Route 8 will be shortened on Sundays. Its last stop will be Skyline @ Kuebler before returning to the Downtown Transit Center.

Individual route schedules will be posted here by the end of March, so bookmark this page.

Holiday service no longer starting May 25

Cherriots Local routes listed above that operate on Sundays will also run at the Sunday service level on future holidays.

Cherriots Regional routes will not offer holiday service at this time. More information about holiday service can be found on our Holiday Service page.

Minor changes no longer starting May 3

  • Route 22 will be called Civic Center Loop since the Salem Public Library has moved to 1400 Broadway Street. The library is accessible on Routes 9 and 19.
  • Route 13 will depart from Bay B at the Downtown Transit Center. Route 16 will depart from Bay E.
  • There are other minor schedule changes on Routes 2, 9, and 19.

Cherriots Regional enhancements - POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Route 45 - Central Polk County no longer starts May 4

The new Route 45 - Central Polk County was scheduled to replace the Polk County Flex starting May 4. It will someday provide regular bus service in Dallas, Monmouth, and Independence. The bus will also pick up riders off the route path by request. Detailed schedules, maps, and stop lists can be found on the New Route 45 page.