GRAND RONDE -- Cherriots bus service is now offering rides between Salem and Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde.
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde approached Cherriots last summer with the hope that the firm could provide service to the area with the hope of helping retain employees who commute to work.
Bus service began Monday, Jan. 26, between Salem and the casino with a stop in Rickreall. There are nine daily round trips.
One-way fare costs $3 or $75 a month. Fares will not be charged on the new route, designated 2X, for the first week to attract new riders.
All costs associated with providing the service are covered by fares and contributions from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.
For more information: www.cherriots.org; 503-588-2424.