Connector Replacement Project: New West Salem Service

Thank you to those who participated in the survey regarding the West Salem Connector. The outreach period has closed and we've developed a plan with two new regular routes (26 and 27) and two adjusted regular routes (16 and 17) to better serve West Salem. These changes will go into effect on January 2, 2018. See below for details on each of these routes.  

 

Map of New West Salem Routes

 

West Salem Routes Map

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New Service Highlights:

  • Route 16 will be rerouted to serve Brush College, Doaks Ferry, and Orchard Heights once an hour; it will also continue to travel to the Downtown Transit Center.
  • New Route 26 will be based out of West Salem Transit Center and will travel down Glen Creek, Titan, and Orchard Heights once an hour.
  • New Route 27 will also be based out of West Salem Transit Center and will travel down Glen Creek, Burley Hill, Eola, and through the Edgewater corridor once an hour.
  • Schedules for Routes 16 and 26 will be offset to provide 30-minute service along Orchard Heights from Doaks Ferry to Wallace.
  • Schedules for Routes 26 and 27 will be offset to provide 30-minute service along Glen Creek from Burley Hill to Wallace.

 

ROUTE 16 DETAILS

Route 16 will be rerouted and extended. When heading north on Wallace, the Route 16 bus will now take a left on Orchardview, a right on Linwood, a left on Riverbend, a right on Wintergreen, a left on Brush College, a left on Doaks Ferry, a left on Orchard Heights, and a right to get back onto Wallace.

The Wallace Road Park and Ride will still be active. However, now riders will have to walk two to three minutes to the reestablished bus stop at Brush College @ Wintergreen. We will install a new shelter at this stop.

Wallace @ Taybin (Outbound) will be replaced with Wallace @ Glen Creek Stop. The new bus stop will be established just south of the current stop. Additionally, an inbound stop will be established at Wallace @ Glen Creek across the street. This will help riders of Route 16 get to all the businesses in this area.

30 minute service on Orchard Heights. Routes 16 and 26 will form a 30-minute corridor on Orchard Heights from Doaks Ferry to Wallace.

Route 16 Map

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ROUTE 17 DETAILS

15-Minute service will begin at 5:30 a.m. instead of 6:00 a.m. An additional round trip will be added in the morning to help the first inbound trip of the new Route 27 connect with Route 17 to get riders downtown.

Wallace @ Taybin (Outbound) to be Replaced with Wallace @ Glen Creek Stop. As mentioned with Route 16, the new bus stop will be established just south of the current stop. The new Wallace @ Glen Creek stop will be served by Route 17 in both directions.

Route 17 Map

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ROUTE 26 DETAILS

New Route. Route 26 will pulse out of the West Salem Transit Center at :00. The bus will take a right on Glen Creek, a right on Titan, a right on Orchard Heights, a right on Wallace, a left on Taybin, and a right on Cornucopia to get back to the West Salem Transit Center.

30 minute service on Orchard Heights. Routes 16 and 26 will form a 30-minute corridor on Orchard Heights from Doaks Ferry to Wallace.

30 minute service on Glen Creek. Routes 26 and 27 will form a 30-minute corridor on Glen Creek from Wallace to Burley Hill.

Route 26 Map

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ROUTE 27 DETAILS

New Route. Route 27 will pulse out of the West Salem Transit Center at :30. The bus will take a right on Glen Creek, a left on Burley Hill, a right on Eola, a right on Doaks Ferry, a right on Gehlar, a left on Eola, a left on Edgewater, a left on Gerth, a right on 8th, a right on Patterson, a left on 7th, a right on Taggart, a left on Wallace, a right on Taybin, and a right on Cornucopia.

30 minute service on Glen Creek. Routes 26 and 27 will form a 30-minute corridor on Glen Creek from Wallace to Burley Hill.

Route 27 Map

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