ValleyRide: What’s Happening
» New Saturday Meridian Fun Bus is now rolling.
The new bus route provides free rides to popular destinations throughout the city. There is no charge to ride the bus. The fun bus operates on a 30-minute service schedule between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Destinations served by the bus include Settlers Park, Roaring Springs/Wahooz, Kleiner Park, downtown Meridian, and many businesses along the route. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ROUTE
Approval for the route has come from the Meridian City Council and the Valley Regional Transit Executive Board. The city of Meridian is providing $60,000 in operating costs for the route
» New ValleyRide bus service includes a new Barber Valley route and additional commuter options to and from the Eagle area
Residents of Barber Valley, southeast Boise and Eagle now have new ValleyRide bus services.
Here are the details of the new services, which began Monday. August 18th:
• The new Route 18 Harris Ranch provides three morning round trips and three afternoon round trips between the Harris Ranch area and downtown Boise. This route is primarily designed to serve commuters and those needing transportation to Boise State University. The City of Boise provided the funding to make this route a reality.
• The existing Route 9X Express, which currently provides commuter service along State Street between downtown Boise and Glenwood, will extend out to the St. Luke’s medical facilities off Horseshoe Bend/Carlton Bay near Eagle. This route will complement the ValleyRide Route 44 Express, which provides commuter service between Caldwell, Middleton, Star, Eagle and Boise.
“We are excited to be able to provide bus service to the Barber Valley for the first time and appreciate the support of the City of Boise,” said Margaret Havey, VRT Services Planner. She noted that the extension of the 9X will provide an additional transit option along a busy State Street/Idaho 44 corridor.
Havey said that in addition to the new bus service, the timings on several ValleyRide routes have been changed to improve on-time performance and to accommodate changes to the schedules of high schools in the Boise School District.
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» 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:
- THERE WILL BE NO BUS SERVICE ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 1 IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY. REGULAR BUS SERVICE WILL RESUME ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2.
- NEW !!! ROUTE 29 - The Slide the City event scheduled for August 30th in Boise will impact Route 29 Overland for the entire day. The bus on the outbound run will turn left on 9th, remain in the left lane on to Federal Way and get back on its regular route at Federal Way and the Fred Meyers store. On the inbound run, the bus will stay on Federal Way to Capitol, follow Capitol down the hill, turn right on Boise Avenue, stay on Boise Avenue to the Protest/Beacon intersection, turn left on Beacon and then left on Lincoln to University and back to the regular route.
- ROUTE 4 - The inbound stop at Main and 11th is closed. Please use the stop at the southeast corner of 13th and Main.
- ROUTES 6, 7, 8, 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.
- 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). Also, a temporary stop cone has been placed at the bus pad on the outbound stop at Five Mile and Country Squire.
Last Update: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
» Become a Travel Information Volunteer and ride for free!
Valley Regional Transit is looking for Travel Information Volunteers (TIV) to help people learn how to use our bus system. As a volunteer, you will assist on-board passengers with their transportation needs. As an active TIV, you will be helping others and riding the bus for free! If you know the Treasure Valley, are knowledgeable about our bus services and can pass a background check, we want to hear from you. Please call Ken at 208-559-1888 to learn more. Thanks.
» GoRide Community Link routes provide service to various locations in Ada and Canyon counties, including Caldwell YMCA
The two routes - GoRide Community Link Nampa Service and GoRide Community Link Caldwell Service, provide weekday service between various locations in both cities and the Caldwell YMCA. The full schedule, which includes morning, noon and early evening route runs, will operate March 24-28. On days when school is in session, the service provides for one route run for both the Nampa Service and Caldwell Service routes. There is no cost to ride the buses, 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.
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» Google Transit Trip Planner
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.
Please note that the Main Street section of the downtown Boise Transit Mall is closed. Information on alternate bus staging stops is available on the inter county and Ada County webpages. We are in the process of updating the trip planner to reflect this transit mall section closure. If you would like to speak with someone regarding bus route information, you can still call RideLine Customer Service at (208) 345-RIDE (7433).