ValleyRide: What’s Happening

» SERVICE CHANGES TO ROUTES #7 AND #9 ARE NOW IN PLACE

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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.
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 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-time afternoon tripper service to Capital High School.  The Route 7B Fairview/Towne Square Mall bus provides service to the Towne Square Mall via Fairview every hour, and one-time morning tripper service to Capital High School.
    • Also, the Route 40 Nampa/Meridian Express will now stop at the Park & Ride lot at Ten Mile and Overland. 

ACCESS THE INFORMATION PAGE ON THE CHANGES

» BUS LOCATOR PORTAL NOW AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC USE

Bus locator graphic   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 location 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: info@rideline.org.  ACCESS THE BUS LOCATOR PORTAL

» 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: 

  • 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.
    Last update:  Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

» BOISE GREENBIKE ANNOUNCES SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS  

   The Boise GreenBike system proudly announces that starting Saturday (August 15th) members will be able to rent up to six bikes using a single account. Currently, groups wanting to rent multiple bikes had to create a separate account for each bike being rented.
   "You asked for it and we delivered," said Greenbike Director Dave Fotsch. " Being able to rent more than one bike on a single account is by far the request we get most often. We passed those comments on to Social Bicycles and they made it happen."
   The new multiple bike rental arrangement will apply to all levels of memberships, from "Pay As You Go" to yearly. The first rental will work exactly as it always has. READ MORE

» REASONABLE MODIFICATION TO PROCESS AND PROCEDURES       
     
    Valley Regional Transit is committed to serving the needs of individuals with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1073. VRT Reasonable Modification processes are designed to guide VRT staff and contract operators to make reasonable modifications/accommodations to policies, practices, and procedures pertaining to fixed-route, demand response, and paratransit services necessary to avoid discrimination. The authority will grant requests reasonable accommodations except where making accommodations would: 1). Fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity' 2). Create a direct threat to the health and safety of others; or 3). Where the individual with a disability is able to fully use the services, programs, or activities for their intended purpose without the modification. HOW TO REQUEST A REASONABLE MODIFICATION OR FILE AN APPEAL

» TRAVEL TRAINERS PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO THOSE WHO NEED HELP USING OUR BUS SYSTEM

  
Our Travel Training 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. Here's what Cristina Lyden had to say about the training:
   "I would like to share this experience with the general public and to any and all individuals who may stumble upon this page. I had real pleasure doing my travel training with ValleyRide today! My husband and I were skeptical .... READ MORE
       

» CONSTRUCTION WORK ON MAIN STREET STATION IN DOWNTOWN BOISE IS GOING WELL
      
Main Street Station foto   The subterranean section of the facility under Main Street is mostly complete and the first through fifth levels of concrete for the Clearwater Building are poured. Structural elements of the sixth and seventh levels are well under way. A second lane of Main Street is now open to traffic The project continues to take shape. Traffic changes that will allow construction materials and supplies to be delivered to the site will occur throughout the summer as work to construct the entrance and exit ramps for the underground Main Street Station is completed. The tower crane is fully in place and construction of the entrance ramp off of Capitol Boulevard is well under way . The City Center Project developed by The Gardner Company is located near the intersection of Main Street and Capitol Boulevard in downtown Boise and includes the construction of an underground transit center for Valley Regional Transit, as well as additional office, retail, meeting and convention space. Construction is expected to be completed in late summer 2016. WATCH A TIME-LAPSE VIDEO OF THE PROJECT

» CHANGES TO DOWNTOWN BOISE TRANSIT MALL ARE NOW IN EFFECT

   
Five Boise City routes have moved from Zone 2  (on Idaho Street between 8th and 9th) to Capitol Boulevard in front of Boise City Hall (new Zone 3). With the change,
 routes 1-6 will continue to stage in Zone 1; routes 7, 8X, 9, 9x and 10 will stage on Capitol in front of Boise City Hall (Zone 3); and routes 11, 14, 16-18 will continue to stage in Zone 2 (on Idaho Street between 8th and 9th). These changes are expected to remain in effect until summer 2016. Saturday bus staging locations will remain the same.
 
 ACCESS A MAP OF THE NEW TRANSIT MALL