New transit center officially opened

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U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden chats with Jerry Thompson, chair of the Salem-Keizer Transit Board, during Monday’s grand opening of the Keizer Transit Center. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden chats with Jerry Thompson, chair of the Salem-Keizer Transit Board, during Monday’s grand opening of the Keizer Transit Center. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

So many dignitaries were on hand Monday for the grand opening of the Keizer Transit Center, it was easier to identify who was not present.

The only ones not present were local state legislators, who were busy trying to hammer out the state budget.

Jerry Thompson, chair of the Salem-Keizer Transit Board of Directors, introduced many of the dignitaries who were among the dozens on hand for the event at the new transit center, the first such non-Salem station.

“There are no state representatives here,” Thompson said. “That’s good. They’d better not be here.”

Everyone else, however, was invited to check out the new center, which actually started service on June 24.

A public open house was held later in the afternoon Monday.


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