The new Keizer Transit Center will open for service on Monday, June 24. The center is on the other side of the railroad tracks from Keizer Station. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)

The new Keizer Transit Center will open for service on Monday, June 24. The center is on the other side of the railroad tracks from Keizer Station.
(KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

The new Keizer Transit Center is designed for quick in-and-out service for bus riders.

The building is not an In-N-Out hamburger joint.

It just looks that way, green and solar roof combination notwithstanding.

The transit center, the culminating effort in an $8.1 million project for Salem-Keizer Transit, will be used for service starting Monday, June 24. Building hours are 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

A grand opening ceremony is 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, July 1 with a public open house that day from 4 to 7 p.m.

While giving the first media tour of the new facility to the Keizertimes on Monday, Sadie Carney, director of Community Relations for Salem-Keizer Transit, noted banners should be up by the end of this week between two large trees along Chemawa Road touting the building as a transit center – not a restaurant.

“It does bear a similarity to an In-N-Out,” Carney acknowledged with a laugh.

Carney is looking forward to the new facility in Keizer Station opening.

“We’ve put in a lot of planning,” she said. “Hopefully it will be a smooth opening.”


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