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Proposed changes to ValleyRide intercounty, Nampa/Caldwell fixed route service

   Valley Regional Transit (VRT) recently completed a review/analysis of fixed-route service in Nampa/Caldwell and intercounty service between Ada County and Canyon County. As a result, VRT is proposing several changes to these two service categories. The changes are designed to provide new and better access to key destinations, maximize the effectiveness of existing transit resources, and improve connections between services.

   Public comment is an important part of this review process. Community input will play a role in the development of final recommendations made to the VRT Board of Directors. Valley Regional Transit has scheduled two open houses to provide more details about the proposed ValleyRide bus service changes (more information below). You can also provide input via e-mail, telephone, contacting VRT staff, or by filling out an online survey. 

   The deadline for providing comment is Monday, August 7. Any service changes approved by the VRT Board would be implemented in January 2018.  

Read more about proposed changes to inter county service

Read more about proposed changes to Nampa/Caldwell fixed-route service

Read more about how to provide comment

Intercounty bus routes

The proposed changes involve timing and service adjustments. There are no proposed changes to the routes' current pathways.

Route 41 Happy Day Transit Center/Boise State

  • Retime stop

Route 42 CWI/Towne Square Mall

  • Eliminate 8:45 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. runs.
  •  Add 9:45 a.m., 2:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. runs.
Route 43 Caldwell Express

  • Consolidate two trips into one trip that leaves Caldwell at 6:45 a.m. and leaves Boise at 5 p.m.
Route 45 BSU Express

  • Change outbound 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. trips to start at 10:00 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Proposed changes to Nampa/Caldwell bus routes

The proposed changes involve modifications to the current pathways and areas served by the local routes.

Routes 51

  • Retain the route and add service to the Treasure Valley Marketplace.

Routes 52 and 54

  • Combine routes 52 and 54 to create a single route in Caldwell that will provide new service to the Department of Labor and Health and Welfare office and the VA Clinic.
  • Remove service on north Caldwell loop

Route 53

  • Redesigned to connect north and south Nampa, between CWI campus and Walmart on 12th Avenue Road.
  • Will have a transfer location to Route 51 for service to Caldwell Boulevard, Treasure Valley Marketplace and the city of Caldwell.

Route 55

  • Extend the route to serve the Treasure Valley Marketplace on Midland Blvd.

Map of proposed servcie changes Map showing proposed service changes

   Click on the maps above to access larger versions. The map on the left shows the proposed new routes. The map on the right shows both the existing Nampa/Caldwell fixed-route service and the proposed new routes.

Download a map showing the proposed new routes

Download a map showing existing service & the proposed new routes

How to provide comment

The public can provide comment in several ways:

1). Attend one of two open houses:

  • Wednesday, July 26, Nampa Public Library, Meeting Room A, 2112th Ave. South
  • Thursday, July 27, Happy Day Transit Center, 5907 Cleveland Blvd. in Caldwell

The open houses will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

   Special accommodations:  Arrangements for auxiliary aids and services necessary for effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities of language assistance requests need to be made as soon as possible, but no later than two days before the scheduled open houses. Please contact Mark Carnopis, VRT Community Relations Manager, at (208) 258-2702 if an auxiliary aid is needed.

2). Via an online survey:

3). By contacting Mark Carnopis,VRT Community Relations Manager, at 208-258-2702 or via Email: The deadline for providing comment is Monday, August 7.

If you have any questions about the proposed changes, you can contact Mark Carnopis via the contact information listed above.