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Day: June 4, 2013

Transit changes recommended for Keizer routes


Of the Keizertimes

The upcoming opening of the Keizer Transit Center isn’t the only change involving bus service in Keizer.

Salem-Keizer Transit officials have gathered input via online surveys, on-bus flyers, social media and more. Based on that input, officials are recommending the extension of two routes and the elimination of another.

Sadie Carney, director of Community Relations for Salem-Keizer Transit, said the new transit center at Keizer Station is scheduled to be used for service starting June 24. The facility’s grand opening is scheduled for a week later, July 1.

In between, on June 27, there will be a public hearing at the Salem-Keizer Transit Board of Directors monthly meeting. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the City of Salem Council Chambers, 555 Liberty Street SE. Public comment will be at the start of the meeting.

Into the blue yonder


Bob Ross and Jonathan Young discuss the landing gear on Ross’ AT-6. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)
Bob Ross and Jonathan Young discuss the landing gear on Ross’ AT-6. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

During the Keizer Radio Controlled Association (KRCA) Memorial Day weekend airshow, all of the airborne pilots were made of plastic while the operators remained firmly planted on terra firma.

“This weekend is a chance for us to bring out all the radio controlled planes we don’t get to fly as often,” said Ron Hall, KRCA president. “Most of them are replicas of actual planes flown during World War II.”

For Doug Brown, it meant digging his replica Mitchell B-25 out of mothballs. While high winds kept it out of the sky, Brown eagerly shared his knowledge of the aircraft.

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