Cherriots is now the state’s cleanest public transit fleet now that it is using renewable natural gas (RNG). Cherriots, also known as Salem Area Mass Transit District (SAMTD), contracted with the fuel provider and ABC member U.S. Gain and has been using RNG in its fleet since spring. More than half of the district’s buses now operate on RNG, which reduces harmful smog forming tailpipe emissions by more than 90 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by more than 40 percent. More >>