Cherriots seeking public input for 20-year transit plan

Photo courtesy of Cherriots.

Cherriots, the mass transit district in the Salem-Keizer area, is soliciting community input for a long range transit plan. Cherriots is conducting a survey and hosting an online open house. 

The objective of the project is to create a 20-year transit plan for the Cherriots’ local and regional networks by Dec. 31, 2022, said Ted Stonecliffe, the plan’s deputy project manager.

“A comprehensive long-range planning document will provide a road map for transit and other mobility options in the district’s local and regional service areas,” said Stonecliffe. “This will be the first, clear guidebook for planning Cherriots services for the next two decades.” 

The survey and online open house will be available until Jan. 27. To participate, go to 

“We are asking how you travel today and how transit and other transportation options could be improved to better serve your needs in the Salem-Keizer urban area and surrounding cities,” said Stonecliffe. “A strong public transit system is the backbone of environmentally friendly and economically thriving communities.”