ValleyRide: What’s Happening
Road construction, planned events, and holidays can result in service changes, temporary route detours or relocation of bus stops. Whenever possible, we will post short-term service changes on this home page. For a long-term service changes, you can ACCESS THE RIDER ALERTS INFORMATION PAGE
VALLEYRIDE BUS AND ACCESS SERVICE UPDATE - Monday, January 16, 2017
(Last update 7 p.m.. January 15)
» All Boise/Garden City fixed-routes will run regular schedules.
» Routes 53-54 will run regular schedules.
» Route 51 is not serving the following stops:
Southdale and Sunnybrook
Sunnybrook and Greenhurst
Juniper and Greenhurst
Juniper and Maine
Juniper and Constitution
Juniper and Hawaii
» Route 52 is not serving the following stops:
Chicago and 5th
Boise and Chicago
More stops may be open throughout the day if bus operators can get to them safely.
» All inter county routes will be running on regular schedules.
GOOGLE TRANSIT ISSUES
» We are having issues with Google Transit and Google Maps currently showing both our existing routes and the scheduled route changes (including changes in the locations of some bus stops) that were be implemented in mid- to late October. Until this issue is resolved, please use the existing route and timings information on this website for trip planning purposes.
(PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU RECEIVE THE MESSAGE "NO SERVICE," IT ONLY MEANS THAT THE BUS LOCATOR PORTAL IS OFFLINE.)
Valley Regional Transit (VRT) has partnered with intelligent transportation system provider Routematch Software to create an online bus locator portal that shows where a ValleyRide bus is currently located. The portal allows riders to quickly and conveniently view where buses are in real time on any given route through an interactive map. This real time information is instantaneously pulled from tablet devices that capture GPS information from buses on the 26 ValleyRide bus routes. In the event that a bus stops transmitting its location data or is not equipped with GPS, it will not appear on this website, even though it is in service. In cases when there is no bus locator information, you can call RideLine customer service at 345-RIDE (7433). You can access the portal by clicking on the map above or at the following hyperlink:
ACCESS THE BUS LOCATOR PORTAL
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Our Travel Training Program provides one-on-one and group training on how to use our transportation services upon request. The training can be as simple as helping someone understand printed maps and schedules to a full ride-along on the bus.The program also supervises Travel Information Volunteers (TIVs) who provide travel assistance on ValleyRide buses. For the latest news on what the program is up to, click on the Facebook icon.
Keri Moran is our newest Travel Information Volunteer. Moran, the Fleet Administrator for J. R. Simplot Co., has been a daily bus rider for the past 10 years. READ MORE about our Travel Training/TIV programs and our TIV volunteers.