ValleyRide: What’s Happening

Road construction, planned events, and holidays can result in service changes, temporary route detours or relocation of bus stops. Whenever possible, we will post short-term service changes on this home page. For long-term service changes, you can  ACCESS THE RIDER ALERTS INFORMATION PAGE


Weather-related service changes - Tuesday, January 24th
The emergency snow plan has been implemented. Please check back here for updates.

Boise routes

» Route 16 is on detour from the VA Medical Center. The detour: left on Fort, right on Avenue B, right on Idaho (the bus is not going east on Jefferson to Washington to Warm Springs).
» Route 10 is on detour. The outbound detour: the bus will not turn right on 28th and left on Taft. The bus will remain on State Street, turn right on to 36th Street north to Catalpa and back on regular route. The inbound detour: the bus will travel south on 36th Street to State Street and turn left on State Street, getting back to its regular route at State and 28th.
» Route 29 will be turning on Juanita instead of Chrisway due to poor road conditions.
» Nampa/Caldwell routes

» Routes 51 and 54 are running regular routes.
» Route 52 is not serving the following stops: Chicago & 5th; Boise & Chicago; Madison & 3rd; Illinois and Lewiston; Illinois and Kimball.

» Route 53 is not serving the following stops: Idaho Center at the Idaho Ford Center and the College of Western Idaho.       

Inter county routes

» The 6:25 a.m. run of Route 40 is cancelled.
» The 7:30 a.m. run of Route 41 is cancelled.
» The 7 a.m. run of Route 43 is cancelled.

Minor service changes were implemented on Monday, January 23rd

Minor timing changes have been made to route 6, 12, 45 and 53. The two earliest outbound Route 12 (from Towne Square Mall) runs now leave the mall at 5:40 a.m. and 6:40 a.m. instead of 5:45 a.m. and 6:45 a.m. To view other changes, access our SERVICE CHANGES PAGE.

Google Transit                                                

» 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 were 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.

 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 by entering in your web browser.        


Follow our Travel Training Program on Facebook


  OurFacebook Logo 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.       

   Keri Moran is our newest Travel Information Volunteer. Moran, the Fleet Administrator for J. R. Simplot Co., has been a daily bus rider for the past 10 years. READ MORE about our Travel Training/TIV programs and our TIV volunteers.