PRESS RELEASE ARCHIVES

For more information on any of these press releases, contact Mark Carnopis, Valley Regional Transit Community Relations Manager, at (208) 258-2702.

2017

» January 27 - Valley Regional Transit to offer free WiFi on ValleyRide buses
» February 3 - Secure Bike Storage room is now open at Main Street Station
» February 15 - Kristin Armstrong inspired GreenBike to raise money for scholarship fund
» March 1 - Spring has sprung for Boise GreenBike
» Sept. 5 - VRT schedules open houses/public hearings in Nampa/Caldwell to discuss proposed Valleyride bus service changes

2016

» February 23 - VRT schedules open houses, public hearings for proposed ValleyRide bus service changes
» March 2 - Boise GreenBike announces contest for Treefort Music Fest tickets and changes to memberships
» March 21 - Boise GreenBike ramps up for Treefort Music Festival
» May 27 - Valleyride offers low-cost, three-month summer bus passes for youths
» May 30 - My Activity Ride offers expanded free bus service in Nampa/Caldwell during summer break
» June 13 - Boise GreenBike celebrates successes at Alive After Five
» August 8 - Celebrate Tour de Fat with Boise Greenbike
» September 16 - Next week's open house for Main Street Station rescheduled for Oct. 13th
» October 3 - Valley Regional Transit partners with Enterprise Rideshare to offer vanpool services in Canyon County
» October 11 - Main Street Station open house set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13th
» October 20 - Idaho Women's Charitable Foundation awards Valley Regional Transit a $40,000 grant
» November 7 - Boise GreenBike sponsors Cranksgiving bike ride to collect Thanksgiving food items for families in need.
» November 28 - Main Street Station to participate in Dec. 1 First Thursday with art tour
» November 29 - Stuff the Bus toy drive for local families in need stated for Saturday (Dec. 3)

2015

» March 18 - Boise Greenbike seeks sponsor for bike movers
» April 8 - Boise GreenBikes offers public "First Look"
» April 9 - Valley Regional Transit, the Ada county Highway District Commuteride, COMPASS, Targhee Regional Public Transportation Authority, Mountain rides & Boise State university Parking and Transportation Services Stand Up for Transportation
» May 15 - Boise GreenBike program looks to the future
» July 17 - Ride Boise GreenBike to the Basque Soccer Friendly match Saturday (July 18)
» August 13 - Night bus service to be offered on two ValleyRide bus routes beginning Monday, August 17
» August 14 - Boise GreenBike announces improvements
» October 8 - Boise GreenBike adds additional parking locations
» October 16 - Boise GreenBike adds additional parking locations at Boise State University
» November 25 - Boise GreenBike issues Winter Challenge
» December 1 - Stuff the Bus toy drive for families in need slated
» December 19 - My Activity Ride offers expanded free service in Nampa/Caldwell during holidays
 
» December 29 - Real-time ValleyRide bus locator technology latest effort to improve customer experience

2014

» September 26 - Ribbon-cutting event for the Happy Day Transit Center set for Tuesday (Sept. 30)
» Sept. 8 - Free Transportation services from Boise Towne Square Mall to Sept. 9 Hero 2 Hired event
» June 11 - GoRide Community Link offers expanded free bus service in Nampa/Caldwell during summer break

» June 4 - Valley Regional Transit receives green light on proposed Saturday service in Meridian
» May 20  - Changes to downtown Boise Transit Mall to be implemented May 27th
» April 24  - FA issues FONSI on Environmental Assessment for proposed downtown Boise multimodal center
» March 19 - GoRide Community Link offers expanded free bus service in Nampa/Caldwell during spring break
» March 7 - Open house on proposed Meridian bus service scheduled for Thursday, March 13th
» January 2 - Changes to ValleyRide bus service system to be implemented beginning Monday (January 6)

2013
 
» September 26 - ValleyRide Boise general manager named to "Top 40 Under 40" list
» September 5 - Free transportation services from Boise Towne Square mall to Sept. 12 Hero 2 Hired event
» June 21 - GoRide Community Link offers free summer bus service in Nampa and Caldwell and to Caldwell YMCA
» June 19 -Valley Regional Transit will work with citizens advisory group to gather input on how to best move forward with  proposed downtown Boise multimodal center.
» May 3 - Valley Regional Transit purchases site in Caldwell for new transit facility
» May 3 - Valley Regional Transit Ready for Next Steps on Downtown Boise Multi-Modal Center
» April 10 - Valleyride transit information now available on state 511 website
» January 16 - Valley Regional Transit partnering with College of Western Idaho for new bus route

2012

» October 9 - Valley Regional Transit schedules open house for proposed downtown Boise multimodal center

» August 31 - Valley Regional Transit seeking public input on new bus safety equipment
» June 29 - Valley Regional Transit expands Dial-A-Ride services in Nampa and Caldwell
» May 2 - Valley Regional Transit to donate bus to Parma Senior Center
» February 15 - ValleyRide Caldwell Route 55 to be replaced by new bus service
» March 16, 2012 - Three new Valleyride bus routes to service Nampa, Caldwell, western Canyon County
» March 19 - Eagle family wins GoPro hero video camera in Rideshare to Bogus carpool program

2011

» August 18 - VRT selects location for multimodal center
» May 30 - VRT adds Franklin-Smeed route to provide service to social service agencies in Nampa-Caldwell area.
» April 18 - ACHD and VRT partnership brings new audible crosswalks to Ada County
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February 21 - Open house scheduled for Feb. 24 to discuss new ValleyRide bus service in Southwest Boise
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January 24 - Valley Regional Transit launches "Rideshare to Boise" program to boost car-pooling to Bogus Basin ski area

2010

»  Sept. 23 - ValleyRide bus services changes to be implemented beginning Monday, Oct. 4, 2010
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May 19 - ValleyRide offers low-cost, three-month summer bus passes for youth
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April 19 -  VRT tweaks bus routes to improve service
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January 6 - Valley Regional Transit announces outreach schedule for proposed service changes

2009

» December 1 - Stuff the Bus toy drive for families in need slated for Saturday (Dec. 5)
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November 2 - ValleyRide sets all-time ridership mark with 1.4 million boardings
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October 29 - Valley Regional Transit recognized for environmental assessment work
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October 20 - Highway 44 Express Route to Remain in Operation
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Sept. 22 - ValleyRide schedules two public hearings on proposed service reduction
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May 22 - ValleyRide ridership numbers continue to grow
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May 20 - ValleyRide offers low-cost, three-month summer pass for youth
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May 1 - ValleyRide to implement program to assist those with limited mobility
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March 26 - Public invited to attend two hearings on ADA Accessible Bus Stop Policy
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February 4 - ValleyRide buses to provide additional service hours Feb. 9-13

2008

» December 1 - Stuff the Bus toy drive for children in need slated for Saturday (Dec. 6)
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October 30 - Conversion to fixed-location bus stops to become final Monday (Nov. 3)
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August 5 - Transit committee approves additional bus service in Southwest Boise
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July 7 - VRT Management Committee delays decision on proposed changes to route #42
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June 23 - New regional fare policy for ValleyRide bus service to begin Monday (June 30)
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June 12 - ValleyRide schedules two public hearings on proposed changes to route 42
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March 11 - VRT Board of Directors opposes proposed amendment to the Idaho Constitution
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March 7 - Fixed-location bus stops for Canyon County in effect Monday (March 10)
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February 26 - ValleyRide to launch new system of fixed bus stops
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February 14 - Higher fuel prices spur increase in ridership
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February 2 - St. Luke's, BSU promote alternative transportation
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January 17 - Valley Regional Transit approves new regional fare policy

2007

»  December 24 - ValleyRide schedules two public hearings to discuss new fare policy
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November 26 - Stuff the Bus toy drive for children in ned slated for Saturday (Dec. 1)
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October 24 - New bus schedules, pickup location to be implemented Monday (Oct. 29)
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une 15 - It's time to "Dump the Pump" next Thursday (June 21)
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June 4 - New Art in Transit bus hits the street
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May 23 - New ValleyRide bus route along Highway 44 to begin June 15
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May 16 - ValleyRide offers low-cost, three-month summer pass for youth
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April 23 - Implementation of new ValleyRide bus route along Idaho 44 delayed
» April 13 - Public can learn more about transportation coordination plan