Most notable is the shift away from the hub and spoke model. From the brand-new draft Strategic Plan:
As identified in the Salem-Keizer Transit Strategic Business Plan, new development of route plans and trip schedules has followed a 3Cs structure – circulators, centers, and corridors. Circulator routes connect neighborhoods to transit centers. Transit centers are interconnected by high frequency corridor routes. The 3Cs model is responsive to changing land use demands and provides customers with a more practical transportation option.The draft Strategic Plan is 15pp and Cherriots is taking comments on it until January 11th. Here's the survey once you've completed reviewing the plan.
The longer (110pp) Strategic Business Plan came out in October , and it seems to have passed through a draft process already.*
In any event, it's got some tantalizing details. One of them is a fascinating proposal for NE Broadway at Gaines, the location of the plaza at Broadway Commons (and here)! Check out the bike lanes and dedicated transit lane.
So if you've got some down time and are able to review these plans, think about doing so. Salem-Keizer transit is not very healthy right now, and as a community - indeed as bike riders - we badly need healthier transit. We need a robust system of transportation choices that renders the drive-alone trip an easy second or third choice!
*[update - see first comment for correction: the Business Plan is old, dating from 2004.]