Valley Regional Transit is the Regional Public Transportation Authority (RPTA) for Ada County and Canyon County. According to Idaho Code, an RPTA's responsibilities include:
- being accountable to local governments;
- having exclusive jurisdiction over publicly-funded transportation;
- providing public transportation services;
- encouraging private transportation programs; and
- coordinating both public and private transportation programs.
Valley Regional Transit manages contracts for the operation of ValleyRide bus services and ACCESS paratransit service. ValleyRide bus services consists 21 fixed-line routes in Boise/Garden City, five fixed-line routes in Nampa/Caldwell, and six intercounty routes between Ada County and Canyon County.
The VRT Board of Directors is composed of up to 29 members. These members are publicly elected or appointed officials from each jurisdiction. The Board represents 19 jurisdictions in the two counties and a service population of about 650,000 people.
Vision Statement (Draft)
We envision a region with comprehensive public transportation choices designed to meet the needs of citizens and businesses and to support livable, healthy, and sustaining communities through adequate and secure funding to support these choices.
Valley Regional Transit's mission is to develop, provide, and manage transportation resources and to coordinate the effective and efficient delivery of comprehensive transportation choices to the region's citizens.
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