ACCESS Paratransit Service
Implementation of new ACCESS Operations and Service Standards Plan postponed until March 30th
The Valley Regional Transit Board of Directors approved an updated ACCESS Operations and Service Standards Plan on January 21, 2015. This Plan will be implemented on Monday, March 30, 2015. More information about the new Plan is available by clicking on the links below:
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ACCESS is a transportation service operated by ValleyRide through the tax support of local municipalities. The service is designed to complement ValleyRide's regular bus system. The service is available to people who are unable to utilize the bus system because of a disability. Eligibility may be limited on a conditional basis, and each trip can be reviewed.
ACCESS is an origin to destination transit service for the cities of Boise, Garden City, Nampa and Caldwell. The Boise/Garden City service operates Monday through Saturday with the same hours as the fixed-line bus system. There also is origin to destination paratransit service available in Nampa and Caldwell that operates Monday through Friday with the same hours as the fixed-line bus system.ACCESS service travels three-fourths of a mile from fixed-line services. Pickup and dropoff locations for ACCESS service will be within three-fourths of a mile of fixed-line service.
Service is by reservation only. Trips may be booked up to 14 days in advance, but no later than 5:00 p.m., for service the next operating day.
All ACCESS passengers must keep their certification current and re-apply when their certification expires.Once approved, ACCESS fares are $2 per one-way trip for each passenger and for each guest. A personal care attendant may ride for free.
To learn more about ACCESS services, to obtain an application, or to set up a telephone interview, please call 345-RIDE (7433). If you need special assistance to call 345-RIDE, please call 1-800-377-1363 (Idaho Relay Service).
ATTENTION CURRENT ACCESS CLIENTS: Please note that you can no longer use the pre-addressed postage-paid envelopes provided by Valley Regional Transit (VRT) to order ride tickets. These envelopes will not be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. If you have any of these postage-paid envelopes, please throw them away. If you do not have a pre-adressed envelope that requires affixing the proper postage, please send your ticket request to:
Valley Regional Transit - Rideline
700 NE 2nd Street, Ste. 100
Meridian, ID 83642
Rideline staff will send you a pre-addressed postage-required envelope with your ticket order.
If you are ACCESS-eligible passenger, you can also order passes by filling out the on-line ACCESS PASS ORDER FORM, print the form, and mail it along with your payment to: Valley Regional Transit - ACCESS, 700 NE 2nd St., Ste. 100, Meridian, ID 83642.
Below are links to the interactive ACCESS application form in pdf format that you can fill out on-line and print, and in Word format. Please print the application form single sided.
ACCESS Application (Word format)