ValleyRide: What’s Happening
» OPEN HOUSE ON PROPOSED MERIDIAN BUS SERVICE SET FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 13TH
Valley Regional Transit has been working with the City of Meridian to develop a fixed-line bus route. Four route options for a Saturday bus route were developed and we want to know what you think about those options. An open house on the bus service options is scheduled for 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in conference rooms A and B at Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway. The conference rooms are located just inside the front entrance to City Hall. To learn more about the options and how to provide comment if you cannot attend the open house, visit the MERIDIAN SERVICE INFORMATION PAGE.
» GOOGLE TRANSIT TRIP PLANNER IS UP AND RUNNING!
ValleyRide passengers can now plan their bus trip via Google Transit! Get step-by-step transit directions in your web browser or on your mobile phone (download Google Maps for your phone at m.google.com/maps) by entering in the specifics of your trip in the Treasure Valley. Enter your origin and final destination information and Google Transit will let you know the bus route(s) you can use and the next pickup and drop-off times. If you need to plan for a future trip, you can enter a specific date and time.
If you would like to speak with someone regarding bus route information, you can still call RideLine Customer Service at (208) 345-RIDE (7433).
» TEMPORARY BUS SERVICE CHANGES
Road construction, planned outdoor events, and holidays can result in changes in service, temporary route detours or the relocation of bus stops. Here's the latest information about current and upcoming changes in service:
INBOUND ROUTES 1, 3, 29, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45 - The bus stop outside the Boise State Administrative Building is closed. Please use the stop at the Student Union Building.
ROUTES 8/8X - Several stops on Five Mile Road between Emerald and Fairview are closed due to construction. The only outbound stops along this section of the routes are located on the north side of Emerald east of the Emerald/Five Mile intersection and on the east side of Five Mile just south of the Fairview intersection (temporary stop). The only inbound stops are located at the shelter on the west side of Five Mile just south of the Fairview intersection and on the south side of Emerald east of the intersection with Five Mile (temporary stop). These changes are expected to be in effect until October 2014.
ROUTES 6, 7, 8, 8X, 11 and 40 - The outbound stop at 30th and Main is closed and a temporary stop cone has been placed far side at Main and 28th.
ROUTES 4, 7, 8, 8X, 11, 40, 42, 43 - The inbound stop at 11th and Main is closed. Please use the stop at 13th and Main.
Last Update: Monday, March 3, 2014.
» USE YOUR CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS TO PURCHASE FARE MEDIA
In order to better serve the needs of the transportation community in the Treasure Valley, Valley Regional Transit (VRT) now accepts credit/debit cards for the purchase of fare media. Credit/debit card purchases may be made at the VRT Administrative Office, 700 NE 2nd St. in Meridian, or by calling RideLine customer service at 345-RIDE (7433). Please note that a minimum purchase of $10 is required. The following handling fees will be assessed on all credit/debit card purchases: $1.00 for purchases up to $20.00: $2.00 for purchases between $20.01-$60.00; and $4.00 for purchases of $60.01 or higher.
» ROUTES 40, 42 SERVE NEW PARK & RIDE LOT AT COLLEGE OF WESTERN IDAHO
A new Park & Ride lot is open at the College of Western Idaho campus in Nampa. The ValleyRide #40 Nampa-Meridian Express and the #42 Nampa-Meridian Limited Stop routes will service the new Park & Ride lot. There will be no change in service to the bus stop located near the CWI north parking lot.
» NEW SCHEDULE FOR COMMUNITY LINK ROUTE SERVICE TO THE CALDWELL YMCA
The two routes - GoRide Community Link Nampa Service and GoRide Community Link Caldwell Service, provided weekday service between various locations in both cities and the Caldwell YMCA. The regular schedule, which includes morning, noon and early evening route runs, will operate on weekdays when school is not in session (except for holidays). After-school service began Sept. 3 and provides for one route run for both the Nampa Service and Caldwell Service routes. There is no cost for the bus services, which are provided by Brown Bus Company and Caldwell Transportation Services. Both routes connect to several ValleyRide bus routes. The YMCA can also be accessed by ValleyRide Route 57 and through the GoRide Volunteer Driver Program.
READ MORE ABOUT THE CALDWELL ROUTE READ MORE ABOUT THE NAMPA ROUTE