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 both long-term and short-term service changes on the RIDER ALERTS INFORMATION PAGE
VRT is seeking public comment on proposed changes in ValleyRide bus service
Valley Regional Transit (VRT) is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the fixed-route system in Nampa/Caldwell and intercounty service. Two open houses have been scheduled for next week:
- Wednesday, July 26, Nampa Public Library, Multipurpose Room A, 215 12th Ave. S
- 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. Any approved service changes would be implemented in January 2018. The deadline for providing comment about the proposed changes is Monday, August 7.
Learn more about the proposed changes and how to provide comment if you are unable to attend the open houses
CanyonRide Commuter Van Offers Vanpool Services in Canyon County
LEARN MORE ABOUT CANYONRIDE
Free Wi-Fi now available on ValleyRide buses
Bike storage room at Main Street Station now open
secure bike storage room is now available for use at Main Street
Station. The storage room is located in the southwestern corner of the
station. It has a capacity of 30 bikes and includes a work station, air
compressor and video surveillance camera. Those interested in utilizing
the bike storage room must first sign an agreement form which is
available at the station's customer service office. There is a fee for
using the bike storage room.
Access the agreement form and read more about the bike storage room
Bus locator portal available for public use
(PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU RECEIVE THE MESSAGE "NO SERVICE," IT ONLY MEANS THAT THE BUS LOCATOR PORTAL IS OFFLINE.)
Follow our Travel Training Program on Facebook
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 by entering bus.rideline.org in your web browser.
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.
Lorena Wileman is our newest TIV. She
has been riding our system for several years. She is excited to join the TIV program because she loves helping people and now she can do it officially for ValleyRide.
There currently are 15 Travel Information Volunteers. READ MORE about our Travel Training/TIV programs and our TIV volunteers.