|A Year in Review|
Fixed route transit has real advantages, and it remains to be seen where and when TNC-ified shuttle transit can thrive.
So Cherriots is going to go back to the drawing board and see if there is a combination of routes that makes sense in West Salem.
Staff recommends that the Board accept the results of the Connector Pilot Project and officially close the pilot project period. During the transition period, extend the operation of the West Salem Connector through the end of December 2017 to allow staff the time to further develop a fixed-route replacement, work with the community, and implement the replacement on January 2, 2018.Here's the current concept for the fixed-route replacement laid over a map of Connector demand. Route 16 is re-routed; 26 and 27 are new. They would offer one hour service only, but would be staggered, one on the hour, the other on the half-hour, so at least the Orchard Heights and Glen Creek corridors would have half-hour coverage. (The 17 already serves the Edgewater district with 15 minute service.)
|This is the leading concept for replacement - |
but it's still very conceptual!
It is important to remember that the challenges still remain.
|From the 2016 year in review|
Because of its relation to the Salem River Crossing debate and expense, Salem City Council should have a special interest in this problem, and want to help configure a transit program of maximum effectiveness for West Salem. That will be way cheaper than a new bridge!!!