ValleyRide: What’s Happening
RIDER ALERT - The existing downtown Boise Transit Mall closed on Saturday, Oct. 23rd. All ValleyRide buses that stage downtown now stage in Main Street Station (MSS), 777 W. Main St., or on Main Street between 9th and 8th.
Also, ValleyRide bus service changes were implemented on Monday, Oct. 24th. The route information pages (Ada County. Canyon County and Inter county) have been updated to reflect these changes.
ACCESS THE MAIN STREET STATION/SERVICE CHANGES PAGE
» ROUTE 9 - One outbound stops on State Street is closed due to nearby sidewalk and curbing work. The stop is at State Street and Ellens Ferry.
» 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 will 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 will navigate in and out of the Main Street Station
The new Main Street Station is scheduled to open on Oct. 24th. 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.
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.