Of the Keizertimes

In a couple of months, Salem-Keizer Transit will open its new $8.1 million Keizer Transit Center in Keizer Station.

With the new station set to start service June 24, the question of how to redo transit routes in Keizer has come up.

A grand opening for the transit center is scheduled for July 1.

Officials from Cherriots have been soliciting feedback recently at several meetings, including the Gubser Neighborhood Association meeting April 18 and an open house at the Keizer Fire District Tuesday. A link to an online survey can be found at

There are two options for changed service.

Option A would extend Route 11 to Keizer Transit Center, running every 15 minutes.

Option B would combine Routes 9 and 19, with 15 minute service along River Road and Lockhaven Drive. This option would also create a circulator route to serve the Gubser and Clear Lake neighborhoods.

Both options would eliminate Route 4 and make minor adjustments to other Keizer routes.

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