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 below. For a long-term service changes, you can  ACCESS THE RIDER ALERTS INFORMATION PAGE 

»We are having issues with Google Transit and Google Maps currently showing both our existing routes and the proposed route changes (including changes in the locations of some bus stops) that will be implemented on Monday, Sept. 26th. Until this issue can be resolved, please use the existing route and timings information on this website for trip planning purposes.

» There will be no ValleyRide bus service on Monday, Sept. 5th in observance of Labor Day. Regular bus service will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

» Watch video of how buses will navigate in and out of the Main Street Station

 The new Main Street Station will open on Monday, Sept. 26th. Open houses have been scheduled for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 14 and Sept. 21 at the facility. Valley Regional Transit has produced an animated video that provides information on how ValleyRide buses will 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.

 

» Changes to ValleyRide bus services, opening of Main Street Station, scheduled for Monday, Sept. 26th

   The service changes were approved Valley Regional Transit (VRT) Board in April. These changes and the opening of the new Main Street Station will occur on Monday, Sept. 26th. More specifics on pathway and timing changes and where buses will stage inside or just outside Main Street Station will be available on this website by Monday, August 29th. The following is a quick summary on the planned changes:

Boise service:

  • Route 10 Hill Road will be split into two routes. Route 10 Downtown to Hill Road and Route 12 TSM/Maple Grove. The transfer point between the two routes will be the shelter on State Street just to the north of the Big Lots store in the Plantation Shopping Center.

Inter county service:

  • There will be a new route - Route 41 Happy Day/Boise State. This route will operate between the Happy Day Transit Center and Boise State. It will follow the same pathway through the city of Meridian currently taken by Route 42.
  • The Route 42 will only operate between the College of Western Idaho and the Towne Square Mall (the route currently makes two a.m. trips and one p.m. trip both inbound and outbound between Towne Square Mall, downtown Boise and Boise State). Getting from the Towne Square Mall to downtown Boise will require a transfer to ValleyRide bus routes 5, 7A or 41. Getting  from Towne Square Mall to Boise State University will require transferring to ValleyRide bus routes 29 or 41.

Nampa/Caldwell service

  • The Route 57 Nampa/Caldwell Flex will discontinue operation. The Board directed VRT staff to work with Southwest District Health (SDH) officials to develop bus service to the SDH facility.
  • The number of buses providing service for routes 51-54 will increase from two to three. This will result in more frequency.  The Happy Day Transit Center will become a major transfer point between the four routes.
  • Here are the changes in the city routes:
    • Route 51 South Nampa will start at the Happy Day Transit Center (HDTC), travel to the St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa and back to the transit center every hour from 6:30 a.m. and 7:17 p.m.
    • Route 52 North Caldwell will start at HDTC, travel to the Canyon County Courthouse in Caldwell, and back to the transit center every hour from 6:20 a.m. to 6:52 p.m.
    • Route 53 North Nampa will start at HDTC, travel to the College of Western Idaho (CWI), and back to the transit center every hour from 6:55 a.m. to 7:53 p.m.
    • Route 54 South Caldwell will start at HDTC, travel to West Valley Medical Center, and back to the transit center every hour from 6:55 a.m. to 7:22 p.m.
    • Route 55 CWI Shuttle will operate from 7:15 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. Monday through Friday.

» 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       

       
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