PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT FOR NEW VRT ACCESS PARATRANSIT OPERATIONS AND STANDARDS PLAN

Valley Regional Transit staff are completed an update to the ACCESS paratransit operations and standards plan. The project has included a detailed review of service standards and practices, outreach with regional and operations staff supporting ACCESS functions, and a focus group with customers and advocates of customers.

VRT is currently seeking comment on the proposed plan and service standards. An on-line survey is available at: http://valleyride.com/special-services/paratransit/ . The survey is also available at: https://wwwsurveymonkey.com/s/ACCESSPlan.This webpage also contains summary information about the service standards (in a Q & A format) and an executive summary of an ACCESS participant handbook.
 
The deadline for submitting comments is Friday, December 19, 2014.


COMPASS REQUESTS COMMENTS ON THE FY 2015-19 REGIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP) AMENDMENT
  
   Comments are now being accepted on a proposed amendment to the FY 2015-19 Regional Public Transportation Improvement Program to add three additional projects:
  • A pavement restriping project on Interstate 84 in Ada and Canyon counties.
  • Minor improvements at the intersection of U.S. 20/26 and Farmway Road in Canyon County
  • Major improvements at the intersection of state Highway 55 and Farmway Road in Canyon County

Details of the proposed changes can be found at: www.compaddidaho.org/prodserv/transimprovement.htm or by contacting COMPASS at 208-475-2238. Comments must be submitted in writing (via email or letter) and received no later than 11:59 p.m. Monday, December 1, 2014. Direct comments and questions to: Toni Tisdale, Principal planner, COMPASS, 700 NE 2nd St, Ste. 200, Meridian, ID  83642; ttisdale@compassidaho.org; or fax to 208-855-2559.

 



ABOUT VALLEY REGIONAL TRANSIT

   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: www.valleyride.org 

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MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
The VRT Executive Board will meet at 11 a.m. in the first-floor board room at the VRT administrative offices, 700 NE 2nd St., Ste. 100 in Meridian   read more...
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015
The VRT Board of Directors will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room at the VRT administrative offices, 700 NE 2nd St., Ste. 100 in Meridian.   read more...

MAIN STREET STATION


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



Meridian Saturday Fun Bus is now rolling


The bus provides service to various locations in the city of Meridian between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday. Two buses will run the route in opposite directions to ensure quicker pickup times and shorter bus rides. Valley Regional Transit worked with the City of Meridian to develop the route. The City of Meridian is providing $60,000 in funding for the service. There is no cost to ride the bus.

To learn more about the upcoming bus service, you can  
VISIT OUR INFORMATION PAGE or access the information page from the Project/Studies pull-down menu above.



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What is Bank On Treasure Valley?

Bank On Treasure Valley, a nonprofit program of United Way of Treasure Valley, recognizes and addresses one of the most critical problems in our community - without a checking account, the most basic financial tool, unbanked families are hard-pressed to build savings and assets, and to respond to emergencies. Through Bank On, it's a simple process for Treasure Valley individuals to get connected to low-cost, starter checking and savings accounts. For Bank On certification and the opportunity to set up a checking account, program participants must complete five financial education classes totaling five to eight hours. LEARN MORE ABOUT BANK ON