ValleyRide: What’s Happening
Road construction, planned outdoor events, and holidays can result in changes in service, temporary route detours or the relocation of bus stops. For detailed information ACCESS THE SERVICE CHANGE INFORMATION PAGE
Here's the latest information about current and upcoming changes in service:
CURRENT SERVICE CHANGES
» The replacement of the Broadway Avenue Bridge has impacted three city routes (#1 Parkcenter, #2 Broadway and #18 Harris Ranch), and five inter county routes (40, 42, 43, 44 and 45). Several stops along Broadway between Front and Beacon are closed.
» The pathway taken by Route 1 ParkCenter has changed. Instead of turning left on to Boise Avenue from Apple Street, the bus continues to head south on Apple and turns left on Bergeson and back on route.
» ROUTE 10 - A detour is in place near the Catalpa/Hill/36th intersection due to the construction of the new roundabout.
» ROUTE 8/8X - The section of Five Mile Road between Ustick Road and Fairview Avenue has been reduced to two lanes of traffic so construction can begin on widening this section of roadway. Expect traffic delays.
» LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GREENBIKE WINTER CHALLENGE
The GreenBike Winter Challenge continues through the end of February. Boise GreenBike staff have developed a list of "25 things you can do on a GreenBike in Winter." The list provides suggestions for Winter Challenge activities. The prize for completing all 25 challenges will be a custom designed stainless steel growler with the Boise GreenBike logo - and bragging rights of course.
» 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 on the following hyperlink:
ACCESS THE BUS LOCATOR PORTAL
John Slater has been riding ValleyRide buses for more than 36 years. He rides multiple routes daily, including routes 1, 2, 5, 7A, 7B and 10. Slater is retired from retail/food service so he has extensive customer service experience. His is excited about the opportunity to continue helping people get to where they need to go in an official capacity for ValleyRide.
Slater joins a group of eight Travel Information Volunteers who provide travel assistance to Valleyride bus service users. The TIV program is part of our Travel Training Program. The program provides assistance to those who need help understanding how to use our fixed-line and inter county bus system. The training can be as simple as helping someone understand printed maps and schedules to a full ride-along on the bus. READ MORE
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