ValleyRide: What’s Happening                     


The change will entail moving some weekday routes that stage at Zone 2 (On Idaho Street between 8th and 9th) to Capitol Boulevard in front of Boise City Hall (to be named Zone 3). Currently, ValleyRide Boise
routes 1-6 stage in Zone 1 (on Idaho Street between Capitol and 8th), and routes 7, 8X, 9-11, 16, 16-18 stage in Zone 2. Beginning Monday, November 24th, 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; and routes 11, 14, 16-18 will continue to stage in Zone 2. Saturday staging locations will remain the same.


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:                                                                                         
  • BOISE HOLIDAY PARADE - The annual parade, scheduled to begin at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, will impact several ValleyRide routes during the morning. MORE INFO ABOUT THE DETOURS
  • NEW! ROUTE 16 - Construction on the VA Medical Center campus has prompted a temporary route detour. The detour: right on Garrison, left on Collins, left on Robbins. A temporary stop cone has been placed at Collins and Robbins.
  • ROUTES 4-5 - The inbound stop is closed at Main and 13th. The routes' detour: right on to Myrtle, left on to Capitol and left on Idaho to Zone 1.
  • ROUTE 5 - The route is currently on detour. The outbound detour - left on Raymond, left on Denton, right on Liberty, right on Douglas, right on Allumbaugh, left on Barrister. The inbound detour - right at Allumbaugh, left on Douglas, left at Liberty, left on Denton, right on Raymond, right on Emerald.
  • ROUTES 6, 7, 8, 11 and 40 - The outbound stop at 30th and Main is closed and a temporary stop cone has been placed far side at Main and 28th.
  • ROUTES 8/8X - A temporary stop cone has been placed before the outbound stop at Emerald and Five Mile. A temporary stop cone has been placed before the inbound stop at Emerald and Five Mile. A temporary stop cone has been placed on the bus pad at the outbound stop at Five Mile and Country Squire. 
  • BOISE CITY ROUTES - A temporary stop cone has been place at 11th and Bannock. City routes will no longer stop at 9th and Bannock or Capitol and Bannock.
    Last update: Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.

» New Saturday Meridian Fun Bus is now rolling

A big thank you to a member of the Meridian Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) for creating the above video. About 25 MYAC members took the Fun Bus to Wahooz on Saturday, Nov. 8. A good time was had by all.

The Route 35 Meridian Fun Bus provides free rides to popular destinations throughout the city. There is no charge to ride the bus.  The fun bus operates on a 30-minute service schedule between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.  Destinations served by the bus include Settlers Park, Roaring Springs/Wahooz, Kleiner Park, downtown Meridian, and many businesses along the route. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ROUTE

Approval for the route has come from the Meridian City Council and the Valley Regional Transit Executive Board. The city of Meridian is providing $60,000 in operating costs for the route.

» Travel Trainer provides assistance available 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

» GoRide Community Link routes provide service to various locations in Ada and Canyon counties, including Caldwell YMCA

The two routes - GoRide Community Link Nampa Service and GoRide Community Link Caldwell Service, provide weekday service between various locations in both cities and the Caldwell YMCA. The full schedule, which includes morning, noon and early evening route runs, will operate March 24-28. On days when school is in session, the service provides for one route run for both the Nampa Service and Caldwell Service routes. There is no cost to ride the buses, which are provided by Brown Bus Company and Caldwell Transportation Services. Both routes connect to several ValleyRide bus routes. The YMCA can also be accessed by ValleyRide Route 57 and through the GoRide Volunteer Driver Program.