ValleyRide: What’s Happening

» 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 6, 7, 8X, 11 - The bus stop at Main and Whitewater is closed until roadway improvements can be completed. 
  • 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, July  22, 2015.

» BOISE GREENBIKES/MOUNTAIN RIDE BIKE SHARE ANNOUNCE EXCHANGE AGREEMENT  

   The bike share programs in Boise and Hailey/Ketchum have reached an exchange agreement for their members.
  
Under the terms of the agreement, Boise GreenBike monthly and annual members can utilize their membership benefits with the Mountain Rides Bike Share program and vice versa.  Both bike share programs have the same bikes and operating system from Social Bicycles.
  
The agreement allows members reciprocity with the neighboring community, relieving them of having to pay to join another bikeshare network when visiting. Members of both programs will still have to pay for additional time over their daily free usage allotment, but both systems have the same prorated $4/hour overage charge. The exchange agreement does not include “pay as you go” members of either system. 
    In order to take advantage of the new agreement members are asked to contact the system administrator in the city they want to visit. For those wanting to ride Mountain Rides Bike Share in the Wood River Valley, contact Kaz Thea at Kaz@mountainrides.org. For Wood River residents wanting to ride Boise GreenBikes, contact Dave Fotsch at dfotsch@boisebikeshare.org.
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or more information on the Boise GreenBike program, visit http://boise.greenbike.com/
    For more information on the Mountain Ride Bike Share program, visit:
http://mrbikeshare.org/

» 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