|Cherriots proposed five-day coverage for West Salem|
Both Wallace and Edgewater routes go downtown
This approach may save Cherriots short-term budget, but it exacts a great cost on Salem generally as it will tend to increase drive-alone trips across the bridges. This looks like a strategic mistake and a tactical trade-off in the wrong direction. Lots of the residents in the hills work in downtown, and the service plan just abandons them.
|"most of these workers have jobs located in downtown Salem"|
(from the flexible transit study)