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. Here's the latest information about current and upcoming changes in service: 

  • THANKSGIVING DAY - ValleyRide buses will not operate on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 26th). Regular bus service will resume on Friday, Nov. 27th.
  • CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE SCHEDULE - There will be limited bus service in Boise and Garden City on Christmas Eve (Thursday, December 24th). Routes 1, 4, 9X, 11, 16, 17, 18 and 28 will not run. Routes 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 14 and 29 will operate on a Saturday schedule. Route 8 and 8X will operate on normal weekday schedules. The 5:45 a.m. and 6:45 a.m. outbound runs and the 6:40 inbound run of Route 10 are cancelledInter county and Nampa/Caldwell routes will run regular schedules. THERE WILL BE NO VALLEYRIDE BUS SERVICE ON CHRISTMAS DAY (FRIDAY, DEC. 25TH) AND NEW YEAR'S DAY (JANUARY 1, 2016).
  • ROUTE 10 - A temporary bus stop cone has been placed at the inbound stop at Collister and 36th due to construction work in the area.
  • ROUTES 51, 53 - The stop at 3rd St. S and 11th Avenue is closed. A temporary stop has been placed at 3rd St. S and 10th Avenue.
  • ROUTES 4-5 - Both routes are on the same detour. The outbound detour from Zone 1: left on 11th, right on Grove, left on 13th. The inbound detour from 13th Street: right on Myrtle, left on Capitol, left on Idaho to Zone 1.
  • ROUTE 9 State Street now operates until 10 p.m. on weekdays while Route 7 will operate until 9:30 p.m.
  • ROUTE 7 Service frequency has changed from 40 minutes to 30 minutes from downtown Boise. ROUTE 7 now has two route variations: the Route 7A Fariview/Ustick bus provides service to Ustick and Cole every hour via Milwaukee, and one morning and one afternoon tripper service to Capital High School.  The Route 7B Fairview/Towne Square Mall bus provides service to the Towne Square Mall via Fairview.            
  • The ROUTE 40 Nampa/Meridian Express now stops at the Park & Ride lot at Ten Mile and Overland. 


     The goal of Stuff the Bus is to collect toys for families in need in the Treasure Valley during the holiday season. Here's how it works: ValleyRide buses will be parked outside the seven Fred Meyer stores in the Treasure Valley from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 5. The public is asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy (or gift card) to the event. The Salvation Army will distribute the items to families in need throughout the community in time for Christmas.
     The event is co-sponsored by KTVB-Channel 7. In the 18 years Valley Regional Transit has participated in the event, more than 100,000 toys have been donated and distributed. 


    Valley Regional Transit (VRT) is beta-testing its real-time online bus information and it is subject to change at any time. Detoured routes, temporary stops or stop closures, will not be displayed on this Web portal. All vehicle locations and stop times are based on available data. 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).
   VRT endeavors to update the information on this site on a regular basis, but cannot guarantee its accuracy at all times. Please be advised that the material contained on this website is for informational purposes only, use at your own risk. We welcome feedback, which you can send to:


   The Boise GreenBike system Recently added five new "Flex Hub" bike parking locations on the campus of Boise State University. These new hubs allow GreenBike users to lock up their bikes without paying the $2 out-of-hub fee. The new locations are on the southeast corner of the Micron Business and Economic Building; in front of the Morrison Center; on Bronco lane in front of the Kinesiology Building; to the south of the Environmental Research Building; on the northwest corner of Albertsons Library near the Friendship Bridge.
Previously, there were only two station hub locations where the bikes could be returned without an additional fee: in front of the Student Union Building, and at the Interactive Learning Center. The new locations use existing bicycle racks that identified as Flex Hub locations with Boise GreenBike stickers and sign panels. A Flex Hub can be used for both regular bikes and Boise GreenBikes. DOWNLOAD A FLEX HUB MAP    


        Photo of Kathleen Kelley
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 T
ravel 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