Communities with public transit systems not only grow, they thrive.
The Salem Area Mass Transit District, more commonly known as Cherriots, is a community lifeline connecting people to the places where they live, work, learn, shop, and explore.
Formed in 1979 as a municipal corporation, Cherriots provides fixed-route, paratransit, regional, and rideshare services. The Cherriots mission, connecting people with places through safe, friendly and reliable public transportation services, Cherriots buses provide transportation throughout Marion and Polk counties with easy connections to other counties and cities.
People depend on Cherriots to meet their transportation needs and expect a safe, friendly, and reliable experience that inspires community pride.