ValleyRide: What’s Happening
RIDER ALERT - The planned service changes and opening of the Main Street Station (MSS) are now expected to occur on MONDAY, OCT. 24th. Also, the Sept. 21st open house for Main Street Station has been rescheduled for Thursday, Oct. 13th.
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» All ValleyRide bus routes on detour due to the Broadway Bridge reconstruction project are back on regular routes.
» 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 will 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 will navigate in and out of the Main Street Station
The new Main Street Station is scheduled to open on Oct. 24th. Valley Regional Transit has produced an animated video that provides information on how ValleyRide buses will 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.
Changes to ValleyRide bus services, opening of Main Street Station, scheduled for Oct. 24th
The service changes were approved Valley Regional Transit (VRT) Board in April. These changes and the opening of the new Main Street Station will occur on Oct. 24th. More details on pathway and timing changes and where buses will stage
inside or just outside Main Street Station are available on our service changes page. The following is a quick summary on the
- Route 10 Hill Road will be split into two routes. Route 10 Downtown to Hill Road and Route 12 TSM/Maple Grove. The transfer point between the two routes will be the shelter on State Street just to the north of the Big Lots store in the Plantation Shopping Center.
Inter county service:
- There will be a new route - Route 41 Happy Day/Boise State. This route will operate between the Happy Day Transit Center and Boise State. It will follow the same pathway through the city of Meridian currently taken by Route 42.
- The Route 42 will only operate between the College of Western Idaho and the Towne Square Mall (the route currently makes two a.m. trips and one p.m. trip both inbound and outbound between Towne Square Mall, downtown Boise and Boise State). Getting from the Towne Square Mall to downtown Boise will require a transfer to ValleyRide bus routes 5, 7A or 41. Getting from Towne Square Mall to Boise State University will require transferring to ValleyRide bus routes 29 or 41.
- The Route 57 Nampa/Caldwell Flex will discontinue operation. The Board directed VRT staff to work with Southwest District Health (SDH) officials to develop bus service to the SDH facility.
- The number of buses providing service for routes 51-54 will increase from two to three. This will result in more frequency. The Happy Day Transit Center will become a major transfer point between the four routes.
- Here are the changes in the city routes:
- Route 51 South Nampa will start at the Happy Day Transit Center (HDTC), travel to the St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa and back to the transit center every hour from 6:30 a.m. and 7:17 p.m.
- Route 52 North Caldwell will start at HDTC, travel to the Canyon County Courthouse in Caldwell, and back to the transit center every hour from 6:20 a.m. to 6:52 p.m.
- Route 53 North Nampa will start at HDTC, travel to the College of Western Idaho (CWI), and back to the transit center every hour from 6:55 a.m. to 7:53 p.m.
- Route 54 South Caldwell will start at HDTC, travel to West Valley Medical Center, and back to the transit center every hour from 6:55 a.m. to 7:22 p.m.
- Route 55 CWI Shuttle will operate from 7:15 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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
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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. READ MORE