ValleyRide: What’s Happening

» Temporary bus services changes
  
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:

  • ROUTES 8/8X - Several stops on Five Mile Road between Emerald and Fairview are closed due to construction. The only outbound stops along this section of the routes are located on the north side of Emerald east of the Emerald/Five Mile intersection and on the east side of Five Mile just south of the Fairview intersection (temporary stop). The only inbound stops are located at the shelter on the west side of Five Mile just south of the Fairview intersection and on the south side of Emerald east of the intersection with Five Mile (temporary stop). These changes are expected to be in effect until October 2014.
  • ROUTES 6, 7, 8, 8X, 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 4, 7, 8, 8X, 11, 40, 42, 43 - The inbound stop at 11th and Main is closed. Please use the stop at 13th and Main.
  • ROUTE 10 - The inbound stop at Maple Grove and Northview is closed. A temporary cone has been placed before the stop at Springhurst.

    Last Update: Monday, April 7, 2014

» Become a Travel Information Volunteer and ride for free!
  
Valley Regional Transit is looking for Travel Information Volunteers (TIV) to help people learn how to use our bus system. As a volunteer, you will assist on-board passengers with their transportation needs. As an active TIV, you will be helping others and riding the bus for free! If you know the Treasure Valley, are knowledgeable about our bus services and can pass a background check, we want to hear from you. Please call Ken at 208-559-1888 to learn more. Thanks. 

» 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.
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» Google Transit Trip Planner is up and running!
    
ValleyRide passengers can now plan their bus trip via Google Transit! Get step-by-step transit directions in your web browser or on your mobile phone (download Google Maps for your phone at m.google.com/maps) by entering in the specifics of your trip in the Treasure Valley. Enter your origin and final destination information and Google Transit will let you know the bus route(s) you can use and the next pickup and drop-off times. If you need to plan for a future trip, you can enter a specific date and time.
   If you would like to speak with someone regarding bus route information, you can still call RideLine Customer Service at (208) 345-RIDE (7433).

» Celebrate May in Motion 2014!

May in Motion logo 
May in Motion is a partnership  between Valley Regional Transit and the Ada Highway District Commuteride program to promote alternative transportation within the Treasure Valley. May in Motion encourages people to get out of their single occupancy vehicles and try other modes of transportation - ValleyRide buses, Commuteride vans, carpooling, walking and bicycling. During the month of May, we ask companies and organizations in the Treasure Valley to promote other modes of transportation within their facilities. In June, an awards luncheon recognizes the efforts of these entities to promote alternate forms of transportation. In recent years, the goal of May in Motion were expanded to educate participants about alternative fuels (such as compressed natural gas) and the mpg ratings of various vehicles. To learn more about May in Motion and how you can participate, click on the logo to the left. To learn more about transportation alternatives available in the Treasure Valley, visit www.rideline.org.