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Busses will start rolling again in Salem Tuesday, one week after the city’s public transit agency suspended operations due to the Coronavirus.

Cherriots says it will operate a limited schedule with only 25 percent of the normal service. Nine routes won’t operate at all.

The agency says some seats will be blocked off to help enforce social distancing, and that riders should be taking essential trips only. Bus service was suspended in Salem on March 31 after seven Cherriots employees tested positive for COVID-19.

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The transit system serving Oregon’s capital city has suspended all scheduled services as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Starting today, Cherriots bus service in Salem will allow passengers to ride fare-free until further notice.

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The Oregon Department of Transportation is warning drivers of possible delays around the state Thursday as hundreds of trucks head toward the state capitol for a rally.

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Two Willamette Valley communities will benefit from a federal grant announced this week to improve bus service. The grants from the Federal Transit Administration are from a fund set aside to promote and improve bus service. The agency says the demand for the annual grants far exceed the amount of money available.

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Bus riders will soon have more options in some Oregon cities. It’s thanks to a payroll tax created by state lawmakers two years ago.