Transit Board member wants to ax new route

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Brad Coy has asked that the new extension of Route 18 bus service into the Gubser neighborhood be removed, barely a month after the service started. (File)

Brad Coy has asked that the new extension of Route 18 bus service into the Gubser neighborhood be removed, barely a month after the service started. (File)

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

Could a recently added bus route disappear soon?

That’s what Brad Coy, the new Keizer representative to the Salem-Keizer Transit Board of Directors, has proposed.

Coy made a proposal to get rid of the addition of a loop through the Gubser neighborhood at the Oct. 14 work session and special board meeting. The report was expected to be made available at the Oct. 24 Transit Board meeting.

Salem-Keizer Transit extended Route 18 to go down McLeod Lane, turn left on Stone Hedge Drive and turn left again onto 14th Avenue NE before returning to Lockhaven Drive NE. The changes went into effect Sept. 3, returning service to the neighborhood after a four year absence.

Coy’s proposal ran as a guest column in last week’s Keizertimes.

“While improved transit service is important for our community and is particularly attractive when it can be so easily added to an existing route, some of the streets in the Gubser neighborhood have neither the appropriate character nor were adequately constructed to support large buses,” Coy wrote in part.

Coy also noted the negative reaction from Gubser residents.


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