ValleyRide: What’s Happening
» IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE JULY 4TH WEEKEND SERVICE
The ValleyRide bus system will operate its normal schedule on Friday July 3rd and Monday July 6th. There will be no bus service on Saturday, July 4th (this includes the Route 35 Meridian Fun Bus). GoRide customers need to pick up their vehicles for use on July 4-5 on Friday, July 3. Also, RideLine customer service (345-7433) will be operating with reduced staff numbers on Friday, July 3 and Monday, July 6; as a result, wait times may be longer than normal.
» SUMMER YOUTH PASSES NOW ON SALE FOR $24
Have we got a deal for you. The annual Summer Youth Pass program provides three-month summer passes for those ages 6-18. The passes, which cost $24, are good for unlimited rides on ValleyRide buses during the months to June, July and August. The passes are good for both the fixed line and inter county routes. The passes are available at the all Albertson's stores in the Treasure Valley, the Ada County Highway District Commuteride offices, 5714 W. Fairview Ave., the WinCo Foods stores on Myrtle Street in Boise and in Eagle, Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd., and the Valley Regional Transit RideLine customer service center in Meridian, 700 NE 2nd St.
On weekdays, ValleyRide operates 17 fixed routes in Boise, four fixed routes in Nampa/Caldwell, and five inter county routes between Ada County and Canyon County. On Saturdays, ValleyRide operates eight fixed routes in Boise. The routes provide transportation service to many popular summer destinations, including Boise City swimming pools, parks, shopping centers and malls.
If you are new to riding on ValleyRide buses, help to understand the service is available. You can call RideLine customer service at 345-RIDE (7433).
» 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:
- NEW - ROUTES 40, 42, 45, 52, 53 - The bus stop in front of the College of Western Idaho main campus building in Nampa will be closed from June 17-28. ValleyRide bus drivers will be picking up passengers at the CWI Park & Ride lot located south of the main campus building.
- ROUTES 2, 6, 17, 40, 42, 43, 44 - The bus stop at 5th and Main in downtown Boise is temporarily closed due to nearby construction.
- ROUTES 6, 7, 8X, 11 - The bus stop at Main and Whitewater is closed until roadway improvements can be completed.
- ROUTE 18 - Construction work has closed the section of Warm Springs Boulevard between Eckert Road and Parkcenter Boulevard. The only bus stops that will be closed during the detour are the inbound and outbound stops at Wise Way and Warm Springs. The outbound detour (from Parkcenter): right on Bown, left on Boise Avenue, left on Eckert, left on Mill Station, and right on Caddis. The inbound detour (from Caddis): right on Warm Springs, right on Eckert, right on Boise Avenue, right on Bown, and left on Parkcenter back to the regular route. The route detours are expected to remain in place until August 2015.
- 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: Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
» INSTALLATION OF BOISE GREENBIKE STATIONS IS COMPLETE
Good news! All of the 15 bike stations have been installed and all 114 Boise GreenBikes are available for public use. The work that remains is the installation of one remaining interactive kiosk. That work should be completed soon.
Bike share is a novel transportation mode that will provide another option for getting around the downtown area without getting into a vehicle. Most of the stations are located downtown; two will be located at Boise State University. Bikes will be available 24 hours a day.
Users of Boise GreenBike can choose from a variety of membership options ranging from a “Pay As You Go” rate of $4 per hour to an annual membership for $70 that will provide an hour of free ride time every day of the year.
Boise GreenBike is a service of Valley Regional Transit. Membership is available now by visiting www.Boise.GreenBike.com or by downloading the Social Bicycles app for iPhone or Android.
» 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
The subterranean section of the facility under Main Street is mostly complete and the first and second level of concrete for the Clearwater Building are poured. Structural elements of the third and fourth level 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 the entrance and exit ramps for the underground Main Street Station are finalized. The tower crane is fully in place and the entrance ramp off of Capitol Boulevard is beginning to be constructed. 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
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