Cherriots tells riders to expect service disruptions Friday

Cherriots said its focused on keeping its core network running after experiencing staffing shortages because of coronavirus closures. (Courtesy/Cherriots)

Salem’s transit service told bus riders to expect service disruptions Friday afternoon.

Spokeswoman Patricia Feeny said the transit directors at Cherriots are meeting to determine what resources they have to keep buses operating and which routes would be least impacted if they were taken offline.

Feeny said many of Cherriots’ drivers are parents impacted by statewide school closures, causing a staffing shortage at the agency.

She said Cherriots is focused on keeping the core network going.

“We’re just not sure what this is going to look like at the moment, but we’re preparing for it,” Feeny said.

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