Monday, February 23, 2009

Two new chances to weigh in on bus service changes

Salem — Cherriots has added two new public forums to be held in downtown Salem where residents can offer input on how the bus service can better meet the needs of the community.

The two new open houses are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 and April 24 at Courthouse Square, 555 Court St. NE. (Served by all routes terminating downtown.)

Cherriots' plan to redesign its bus service includes forums where members of the public can offer their suggestions.

The other upcoming open houses, which will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., include:
  • Feb. 25: Marion County Fire Station, 300 Cordon Road NE
  • March 2: Leslie Middle School, 3850 Pringle Road SE (Cherriots Route 22)
  • March 3: McNary High School, 595 Chemawa Road N (Cherriots Route 18)
  • April 27: South Salem High School, 1910 Church St. SE (Cherriots Routes 15, 22)
  • April 28: Marion County Fire Station, 300 Cordon Road NE
  • April 30: West Salem Roth's, 1130 Wallace Road NW (Cherriots Routes 10, 12, 19, 23, 24 and 25)
  • May 7: Keizer Fire Station, 661 Chemawa Road N (Cherriots Route 18)
People who are unable to attend a meeting can offer input by completing an online questionnaire.
People who need translations or sign language should contact Michelle Ambrosek at (503) 588-2424, Ext. 2066.

[Note the nice addition of Cherriots routes to the information on the meeting locations! Today Cherriots, eventually all public agencies and local governments will be so thoughtful!]