ValleyRide: What’s Happening


Road construction, planned outdoor events, and holidays can result in changes in service, temporary route detours or the relocation of bus stops. Also, service improvements were implemented in August. Here's the latest information about current and upcoming changes in service: 

  • NEW! ROUTE 18 - The route is on detour until Wednesday, Oct. 28th due to the closure of a section of Warm Springs. Outbound detour: from Parkcenter, right on Bown, left on Boise, left on Eckert, left on Mill Station Drive, right on Caddis, right on Warm Springs. Inbound detour: from Eckert, right on Boise, right on Bown and left on Parkcenter. A temporary stop cone has been placed at Parkcenter and Bown. 
  • ROUTES 51, 53 - The stop at 3rd St. S and 11th Avenue is closed. A temporary stop has been placed at 3rd St. S and 10th Avenue.
  • ROUTES 4-5 - Both routes are on the same detour. The outbound detour from Zone 1: left on 11th, right on Grove, left on 13th. The inbound detour from 13th Street: right on Myrtle, left on Capitol, left on Idaho to Zone 1.
  • ROUTE 9 State Street now operates until 10 p.m. on weekdays while Route 7 will operate until 9:30 p.m.
  • ROUTE 7 Service frequency has changed from 40 minutes to 30 minutes from downtown Boise.
  • ROUTE 7 now has two route variations: the Route 7A Fariview/Ustick bus provides service to Ustick and Cole every hour via Milwaukee, and one morning and one afternoon tripper service to Capital High School.  The Route 7B Fairview/Towne Square Mall bus provides service to the Towne Square Mall via Fairview.
  • The ROUTE 40 Nampa/Meridian Express now stops at the Park & Ride lot at Ten Mile and Overland. 


    Valley Regional Transit (VRT) is beta-testing its real-time online bus information and it is subject to change at any time. Detoured routes, temporary stops or stop closures, will not be displayed on this Web portal. All vehicle locations and stop times are based on available data. 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).
   VRT endeavors to update the information on this site on a regular basis, but cannot guarantee its accuracy at all times. Please be advised that the material contained on this website is for informational purposes only, use at your won risk. We welcome feedback, which you can send to:


   The Boise GreenBike system proudly announces that members can now rent up to six bikes using a single account. Currently, groups wanting to rent multiple bikes had to create a separate account for each bike being rented.
   "You asked for it and we delivered," said Greenbike Director Dave Fotsch. " Being able to rent more than one bike on a single account is by far the request we get most often. We passed those comments on to Social Bicycles and they made it happen."
   The new multiple bike rental arrangement will apply to all levels of memberships, from "Pay As You Go" to yearly. The first rental will work exactly as it always has. READ MORE

        Photo of Kathleen Kelley
Kathleen Kelley is a retired occupational therapist who used to help veterans and others learn the bus system. She is very comfortable working with a diverse population and is looking forward to helping people on ValleyRide find their way to their destinations. She began work as a Travel information Volunteer (TIV) on October 1.
   Kathleen joins a group of seven Travel Information Volunteers who provide travel assistance to Valleyride bus service users. The TIV program is part of our T
ravel Training Program. The program provides assistance to those who need help understanding how to use our fixed-line and inter county bus system. The training can be as simple as helping someone understand printed maps and schedules to a full ride-along on the bus.      READ MORE                        

   The Clearwater Building located over the Main Street Station is structurally in place and will be wrapped and covered soon. Steel is being installed at the second building, located between the Grove Hotel and the U. S. Bank Building. the building should have cladding and covering late this fall. Mechanical work on the Main Street Station is well under way and the concrete surfaces will be poured soon. 
   The City Center Project
developed by The Gardner Company is located near the intersection of Main Street and Capitol Boulevard in downtown Boise and includes the construction of an underground transit center for Valley Regional Transit, as well as additional office, retail, meeting and convention space. Construction is expected to be completed in late summer 2016. WATCH A TIME-LAPSE VIDEO OF THE PROJECT

    Valley Regional Transit is committed to serving the needs of individuals with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1073. VRT Reasonable Modification processes are designed to guide VRT staff and contract operators to make reasonable modifications/accommodations to policies, practices, and procedures pertaining to fixed-route, demand response, and paratransit services necessary to avoid discrimination. The authority will grant requests reasonable accommodations except where making accommodations would: 1). Fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity' 2). Create a direct threat to the health and safety of others; or 3). Where the individual with a disability is able to fully use the services, programs, or activities for their intended purpose without the modification. HOW TO REQUEST A REASONABLE MODIFICATION OR FILE AN APPEAL