ValleyRide: What’s Happening
• Routes 10 and 12 - Routes 10 and 12 have changed. Route 10 Downtown to Hill Road now travels between Main Street Station and Gary Lane and Bunch. At Gary Lane and Bunch, the route becomes Route 12 Towne Square Mall to Maple Grove. Route 12 becomes route 10 just north of Gary Lane and Bunch.
• Route 1 Inbound - The bus stop on Parkcenter Boulevard near Red Robin by the pedestrian crosswalk is closed. There is an orange temporary stop cone between that stop and Mallard.
• Routes 2, 43, 44, 45 - The stop on Broadway between Myrtle and Front is permanently closed due to safety concerns. A temporary stop cone has been placed mid-block just north of the entrance to Walgreens.
PLEASE HELP US STUFF THE BUS THIS SATURDAY (DECEMBER 3)
The 18th annual Stuff the Bus toy drive is set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday (December 3) outside the seven local Fred Meyer stores.
The goal of Stuff the Bus is to fill ValleyRide buses with new, unwrapped toys (or gift cards) for children of all ages. The Salvation Army will distribute the items to families in need throughout the community in time for Christmas.
Valley Regional Transit will provide the buses and drivers, and VRT and ValleyRide staff will assist dozens of volunteers from the Salvation Army at the collection sites. At the end of the event, the toys will be bagged up and transported by bus to Salvation Army distribution centers in Boise and Nampa.
This year, VRT is also partnering with Uber, an online service which connects those needing a ride with a driver, to make it easy to donate a toy. Uber users will be able open the app and request a toy pickup through the “STUFF THE BUS” option. An Uber driver will pick up the toy and deliver it to a Stuff the Bus donation location on the requestor’s behalf. There will be no charge for the service.
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.
Watch video of how buses navigate in and out of the Main Street Station
The new Main Street Station opened on Oct. 24th. Valley Regional Transit has produced an animated video that provides information on how ValleyRide buses enter and exit the Main Street Station and the new outside bus staging area and traffic patterns that will be in place near and at the intersection of Main Street and Capitol Boulevard. ACCESS THE MAIN STREET STATION INFORMATION PAGE
Bus locator portal now available for public use
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
Follow our Travel Training Program on Facebook
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.