Cherriots is planning a
new transit center site
to be a mobility hub in south Salem.


The first step is identifying potential sites and then studying how they could best serve the community. This website will help the community stay up-to-date on the study and opportunities to provide your feedback!


Why a new transit center?

As the south Salem region continues to grow, so do the transportation needs of the people who live and work here. A new transit center will provide a mobility hub for improved transit service, transfer points, and other transportation options to connect to important destinations in south Salem.

People riding public transit in Salem

Cherriots first saw the need for a transit center in south Salem over ten years ago. Since then, the District opened the Keizer Transit Center in 2013 and began searching for a site in south Salem.

This new study will take a fresh look at the need for and location of a new transit center, folding in new ideas about the future of transportation and considering how to best connect riders not only to the bus, but also to options like ridesharing services, bicycle and scooter shares, carpooling, and vanpooling.

Rendering of the Keizer Transit Center
Keizer Transit Center

What will we study?

Cherriots will conduct public surveys and technical analyses to understand transportation needs, then identify a shortlist of potential sites for the future south Salem Transit Center (SSTC).

Bus driving in South Salem
Person smiling in front of bus

The site evaluation will consider location, prior use, size, transit operations needs, and the other mobility hub characteristics of an ideal transit center site.

The study will look for vacant land or locations where there are willing sellers.

Importantly, the analyses will be informed by the needs and priorities of community members in south Salem, including current residents, bus riders, local businesses, and community organizations.

Finally, the study will explore the role of emerging mobility options and how they could fit into the new mobility future at the transit center. App-based solutions such as ridesharing services, bike and scooter shares, and other innovations can help make it easier for people to access transit and get to their final destinations.

Person smiling in front of bus

Study schedule

Key study milestones are listed below and updated regularly.

Last updated September 2021

February 2021

Start project

March 2021

Community and rider survey to help understand transit needs

October 2021

Community outreach to report back transportation needs and share initial transit center concepts as a mobility hub

February 2022

Present refined transit center concepts and share potential site locations

Get involved

We need your feedback at important study milestones. Cherriots will offer several ways for community members to share their feedback including an online open house, physical mail flyers, surveys, and a series of short community briefings.

Cherriots employee smiling in front of bus

The next opportunity to weigh in will take place during early 2022 – stay tuned!

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Disclaimer: We will never share your data with third parties. Your information will be used solely by Cherriots for project communications.


Steve Dickey

Director of Technology and Program Management

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