About Us

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, three 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

Valley Regional Transit envisions a region with comprehensive public transportation choices designed to meet the needs of citizens and businesses and to support livable, healthy, and sustainable communities through adequate and secure funding to support those choices. 

Mission Statement

Valley Regional Transit's mission is to leverage , develop, provide, and manage transportation resources and to coordinate the effective and efficient delivery of comprehensive transportation choices to the region's citizens.

To learn more about Valley Regional Transit, please click on the links below:


Learn more about the VRT Board

Learn more about the VRT Executive Board

Learn more about the Regional Advisory Council (formerly the Regional Coordination Council)


Learn more about current solicitations

Learn more about surplus property

Learn more about sole source procurements

Learn more about procurement terms and conditions


Staff is currently drafting a Regional Facilities and Infrastructure Plan. This document is posted here for review by the public, partner agencies and stakeholders. Please send comments on the draft to jhassard@valleyregionaltransit.org

Valley Regional Transit provides guidance for partner agencies and developers to use when building or partnering on transit construction or transit amenities. That guidance is listed in the Bus Stop Location and Transit Amenity Development Guidelines. This document was created in 2013 and was recently updated. Updates were approved by the VRT Executive Board September 23rd 2019

The VRT board has approved the Transit Asset Management (TAM) Plan. Learn more by reading this resolution and policy.   Access the TAM Plan


Learn more about advertising opportunities

Learn more about job openings at VRT and our transportation partners

Learn more about the history of Valley Regional Transit

Learn more about how VRT is organized

► Financial information about Valley Regional Transit is available by reading the 2018 audit

► Boise GreenBike continues to grow and prosper. Read more in the FY 2018 annual report 

VRT DBE plan, goals available for comment

Notice is hereby given that Valley Regional Transit (VRT) has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Participation Goal in accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation Regulations at 49 CFR Part 26. VRT's goal for DBE participation for federal fiscal years 2020-2022 shall be 1.8519 percent of funds expended in U.S. Department of Transportation assisted contracts. Comment on the goal and plan will be accepted until Sept. 8, 2019.

Learn more

*   *   *   *   *

Title VI Policy Statement and Notification of Protections

Valley Regional Transit is committed to ensuring that no individual or organization is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of its program, activities or services, or subject to discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin in accordance with Title VI or the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. 

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

"No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."

Filing a Title VI Complaint

Any person who believes he or she has been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Valley Regional Transit. Any such complaint must be in writing and filed within 180 days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence.

Download the Title VI complaint form:

En Espanol

In English

Learn more about Title VI by reading our Title VI Program Plan.

Lea el informe del Título VI en español

For additional information on Valley Regional Transit's non-discrimination obligations or for information on filing a complaint, please contact the Title VI Coordinator:

  • By mail addressed to:
    Valley Regional Transit
    Title VI Coordinator
    700 NE 2nd Street
    Meridian, ID 83713

  • By Fax addressed to:
    Title VI Coordinator
    (208) 846-8564

  • By Email: mcarnopis@valleyregionaltransit.org


If you are seeking information from Valley Regional Transit, please use our public records request form.