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Gas prices got you down? Let us do the driving!

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You could save hundreds of dollars a month, and the environment too…

As inflation continues to creep up, consumers are feeling the pain at the grocery store, in the housing market, and at the gas pump. The average cost for a gallon of regular in Oregon is $4.74 and climbing, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).

To put some money back in your pocket, consider taking public transportation. Cherriots offers a frequent, reliable, and safe commute that will save you money and give you back some “you” time. We serve 19 cities and communities throughout Marion and Polk counties, so there’s probably a route near you.

Unlike the ups and downs of gas prices, our fares have remained stable and fixed for several years. A Cherriots Local Day Pass is $3.25 and it’s only $1 for a youth Day Pass. The 30-Day Pass is $45 and just $10 for a youth 30-Day Pass. Those are prices that will really drive you!

The average annual savings is about $10,000 for a person who switches their daily commute from driving to taking public transportation, according to the American Public Transportation Association. That’s an average of about $850 per month back in your pocket. What else could you change in your budget and see that level of savings?

And if you work downtown, the savings grow. The national average for a monthly unreserved parking space in a downtown business district is $166.26, according to the latest report of the Colliers International Parking Rate Study. Over the course of a year, parking costs for a vehicle can amount to an average of $1,995.

It might be time to put some of those dollars back in your own pocket and try Cherriots today. We make it easy to plan your trip with our convenient Trip Planner. And if you have any questions, Customer Service is here to help; just call 503-588-2877. See you on the bus!

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