ValleyRide: What’s Happening
• Routes 10 and 12 - Routes 10 and 12 have changed. Route 10 Downtown to Hill Road now travels between Main Street Station and Gary Lane and Bunch. At Gary Lane and Bunch, the route becomes Route 12 Towne Square Mall to Maple Grove. Route 12 becomes route 10 just north of Gary Lane and Bunch.
• Route 1 Inbound - The bus stop on Parkcenter Boulevard near Red Robin by the pedestrian crosswalk is closed. There is an orange temporary stop cone between that stop and Mallard.
• Routes 2, 43, 44, 45 - The stop on Broadway between Myrtle and Front is permanently closed due to safety concerns. A temporary stop cone has been placed mid-block just north of the entrance to Walgreens.
STUFF THE BUS A HUGE SUCCESS
The 18th annual Stuff the Bus toy drive, which took place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. December 3 outside the seven local Fred Meyer stores, was a huge success. We collected 9,607 toys, a new record!
The goal of Stuff the Bus is to fill ValleyRide buses with new, unwrapped toys (or gift cards) for children of all ages. The Salvation Army will distribute the items to families in need throughout the community in time for Christmas.
A big thank you to everyone who made donations, to the volunteers who worked at each of the sites, to KTVB-Channel 7 for its substantial promotion of the event, and to Uber for providing free toy pick up services for those wanting to donate a gift but who were unable to get to one of the locations. Because of these efforts, thousands of children in the Treasure Valley will have a brighter Christmas.
GOOGLE TRANSIT ISSUES
» We are having issues with Google Transit and Google Maps currently showing both our existing routes and the scheduled route changes (including changes in the locations of some bus stops) that were be implemented in mid- to late October. Until this issue is resolved, please use the existing route and timings information on this website for trip planning purposes.
Watch video of how buses navigate in and out of the Main Street Station
The new Main Street Station opened on Oct. 24th. Valley Regional Transit has produced an animated video that provides information on how ValleyRide buses enter and exit the Main Street Station and the new outside bus staging area and traffic patterns that will be in place near and at the intersection of Main Street and Capitol Boulevard. ACCESS THE MAIN STREET STATION INFORMATION PAGE
Bus locator portal now available for public use
Valley Regional Transit (VRT) has partnered with intelligent transportation system provider Routematch Software to create an online bus locator portal that shows where a ValleyRide bus is currently located. The portal allows riders to quickly and conveniently view where buses are in real time on any given route through an interactive map. This real time information is instantaneously pulled from tablet devices that capture GPS information from buses on the 26 ValleyRide bus routes. In the event that a bus stops transmitting its location data or is not equipped with GPS, it will not appear on this website, even though it is in service. In cases when there is no bus locator information, you can call RideLine customer service at 345-RIDE (7433). You can access the portal by clicking on the map above or at the following hyperlink:
ACCESS THE BUS LOCATOR PORTAL
Follow our Travel Training Program on Facebook
Our Travel Training Program provides one-on-one and group training on how to use our transportation services upon request. The training can be as simple as helping someone understand printed maps and schedules to a full ride-along on the bus.The program also supervises Travel Information Volunteers (TIVs) who provide travel assistance on ValleyRide buses. For the latest news on what the program is up to, click on the Facebook icon.
Keri Moran is our newest Travel Information Volunteer. Moran, the Fleet Administrator for J. R. Simplot Co., has been a daily bus rider for the past 10 years. READ MORE about our Travel Training/TIV programs and our TIV volunteers.