Get on-demand, reliable rides in Salem – for $2 or less.

Salem Skipper is a public transportation rideshare service that gets you anywhere you need to go.

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"I love this service! It saves me so much money and I am able to easily get across Salem."

– Marijana, Salem Skipper rider

Like a shared taxi, but better.

Get on-demand, convenient and affordable rides anywhere in Salem including Salem State University, the MBTA Commuter Rail, and North Shore Medical Center.

Salem Skipper is the city’s on-demand public transportation rideshare service. When you’re ready to go, book a shared ride straight from your phone and get picked up in a sleek, comfortable vehicle. You'll be matched with riders going in the same direction as you. Commute, explore the sights, or get just about anywhere you need for way less.



$2 per ride before 7pm

$3 per ride after 7pm

Additional passengers ride for $1 each 

(maximum 2 additional passengers) 

Senior citizens, disabled riders, middle and high school students ride for $1 each.


Service hours: 

Monday to Thursday 7am - 10pm 

Friday 7am - midnight

Saturday 10am - midnight

Sunday 10am - 8pm


Easy ways to pay:

Credit or debit card only.



Wheelchair accessible vehicles are available.

How to ride Salem Skipper.

3 easy steps to get on board in no time.

1. Create an account

2. Book a ride.

3. Meet your driver.

Download the Salem Skipper app from your preferred app store and follow the simple signup steps.

Enter your pickup and dropoff address. Choose the ride that works for you by tapping Book This Ride.  

Check out the app to find out exactly where to meet the vehicle. It may be a short walk from where you are, but it makes the journey faster.

*Tap the accessibility icon in your profile to be able to request wheelchair vehicles.

No smartphone?Book a ride by calling 844-983-1842.

Take your first ride today.

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Transportation Network Company Division (the “Division”) is seeking public comments to enhance procedures for reporting by Transportation Network Companies (“TNCs”) of rider and driver complaints, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws c. 159A1⁄2, § 3 and 220 CMR 274.12(3). River North Transit LLC is a licensed TNC in Massachusetts and River North operates under the Via brand in Salem, Newton, and Worcester. 

By order of the Division, River North provides a copy of the “Notice of Inquiry & Request for Public Comments.

Via’s community guidelines outline our steadfast commitment to providing a great experience for our riders, driver partners, and communities. We take safety and feedback very seriously, and have a dedicated team and a strict process to review each complaint, which includes human-led investigations and case reviews. Additionally, our Zero Tolerance, Anti-Discrimination, Service Animal, and No Weapons policies further reinforce our commitment in this regard.

Please see here for additional information regarding the Division’s Notice Inquiry & Request for Public Comments.

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