|Cherriots Board Chair - via Twitter|
The Low or No Emission Vehicle Program has been around for a while, with the first round of grants announced in 2016. Cherriots may have submitted applications before.
|Route 11 mainly on Lancaster Drive|
The new buses will go to the Lancaster route.
The new buses will be used on Route 11 Lancaster Drive, which runs between Keizer and South Salem. This service corridor will be rebranded under the project as the “Electric Bus Corridor,” providing access to major employment, education, and health care destinations including the Mill Creek Business Park and Chemeketa Community College.
|Route 11 is by far the most used route|
Quarterly Performance Report in May Board packet
|As a footnote, here's the cratering ridership|
with the start of the Pandemic (only March is on the chart)
With the service expansion, it had been growing significantly
also from the Quarterly Performance Report
I am curious how the shift in engine fuel will "bolster service reliability." Is it just that they've been using old buses that broke down regularly? Or is there something else being planned here? It will be interesting to follow. Lancaster Drive would be a leading candidate for bus-only lanes whenever we get to that point.