Valley Regional Transit's mission is to develop
and manage transportation resources and
coordinate the effective and efficient delivery
of safe transportation options to the region's


   The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho is currently accepting applications for transportation projects. You are invited to apply for funding for the following types of projects: 
    • Alternative transportation projects in the Boise area such as: bus or van replacements, maintenance or small gap fillers for pedestrian or bicycle facilities; new facilities for pedestrians or bicycles; construction of turnouts, overlooks and viewing areas; community improvements (such as inventory or removal of outdoor advertising; and Safe routes to Schools (projects or training).
    • Public transportation projects in the Boise and Nampa areas, as well as rural areas of Ada and Canyon counties, such as: public transportation operations; bus or van replacement or major repairs; mobility management; acquisition of service.
    • Local projects that implement vision and goals of Communities in Motion 2014 - the regional long-range transportation plan such as: projects that provide better access to public transportation, pedestrian, and bicycle facilities to offset congestion; transportation investments in town centers and main streets; specific small area plans for activity centers and town centers; planning, design construction or maintenance projects.
    • Project development such as for ideas that have not been developed enough to apply for funding or concepts that need better cost estimate, environmental scan, and or alternative solutions.
    The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. More information is available in the COMPASS Application Guide. Download the guide


Boise GreenBikes adds additional parking locations at Boise State University

   The Boise GreenBike system recently added five new Flex Hub bike parking locations on the campus of Boise State University.  These new hubs allow GreenBike users to lock up the bikes without paying the $2 out-of-hub fee. The new locations are: on the southeast corner of the Micron Business and Economics Building, across the street from the Brady Street Parking Garage; in front of the Morrison Center; on Bronco Lane in front of the Kinesiology Building; to the south of the Environmental Research Building; on the northwest corner of Albertsons Library near the Friendship Bridge.
   Previously, there were only two station hub locations where the bikes could be returned without an additional fee:  in front of the Student Union Building, and at the Interactive Learning Center. The new locations use existing bicycle racks that are identified as Flex Hub locations with Boise GreenBike stickers and sign panels. A Flex Hub can be used for both regular bikes and Boise GreenBike.
   For more information on the Boise GreenBike program, visit

Updates available on planned Broadway Avenue Bridge Replacement

   The existing bridge is more than 50 years old and needs to be rebuilt to meet today's standards, When complete, the new Broadway Avenue Bridge will include more lanes for traffic, wider sidewalks, new bicycle lanes and enhanced connectivity to the Greenbelt. Broadway Avenue also will be rebuilt between University Drive and Front Street.
   The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) worked with the community for several years to develop design plans for the Broadway Bridge Replacement Project. The design plans are posted at: 
   Construction is expected to begin in late December 2015. As construction gets closer, ITD will provide more information about impacts and detour routes. The ValleyRide bus routes that will be impacted during construction are routes 2,18, 40, 43 and 44.
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   Valley Regional Transit (VRT) is the regional public transportation authority for Ada and Canyon counties in southwest Idaho. Its main responsibilities are the delivery of safe, effective and efficient services, coordination of regional providers and services and to encourage the private sector in service delivery.
   VRT owns the public bus system that provides service in Boise/Garden City, and contracts with a private firm to manage its operations. VRT also contracts for transit services in Nampa/Caldwell and between Ada County and Canyon County. All of these bus services are operated under the name ValleyRide.
      This website provides information about VRT's history, governance structure, and completed and ongoing studies, projects and reports. It also has press releases, employment opportunities and procurement opportunities.

Information about ValleyRide bus services, including maps and schedules, can be found at: 




Home Page Main Street Station Photo

Construction work continues on the Main Street Station, an underground multimodal transit center that is part of Gardner Company's City Center Plaza project near the southwest corner of Main and Capitol. ACCESS THE INFORMATION PAGE

The Main Street Station (MSS) will have the ability to increase enthusiasm for transit in the region. Art Along the Way, the art plan for MSS, exists to illustrate potential public art installations that will help create a memorable and unique experience for bus patrons. READ MORE...

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The Executive Board will meet at 11 a.m. in the first-floor board room at the Valley Regional Transit administrative offices, 700 NE 2nd St. in Meridian.   read more...
The Regional Coordination Council will meet at 9 a.m. in the first-floor board room at the Valley Regional Transit administrative offices, 700 NE 2nd St. in Meridian.  
If you would like to add a meeting to this calendar, please send your submittal to