Have an opinion? Tell us about it!

Posted: 4/26/2019

Categories: Valley Regional Transit surveys

Valley Regional Transit (VRT) is exploring ways to realize public transportation envisioned in our ValleyConnect 2.0 plan. (To learn more about the plan, click on the Projects & Plans link at the top of this page.)  This plan would dramatically increase public transit options in the Treasure Valley.

We currently have posted four online surveys that we need input from the general public. The surveys seek comment on proposed ValleyRide bus and ACCESS fare changes, and your thoughts about how public transportation services need to grow. We also want to know more about your commuting habits and traveling needs.

Please consider taking a small amount of time to complete one or all of the surveys we currently have online. The information in the surveys will be used only for research purposes. Your identity will not be revealed in any publication from this study.

Thank you in advance for participating in one or all of the surveys.

Here are a few more details about each survey:

FARES
Valley Regional Transit (VRT) is considering increasing rider fares.  The last fare increase in Ada County was in 2003 and in Canyon County it was in 2008.  Since that time VRT has made many enhancements to the transit system such as implementing fixed bus stops; enhancing many stops with bus benches and shelters; Developing specialized transportation options such as Boise Green Bike, Supportive Housing and Innovative Partnerships (SHIP), Harvest Transit, Night Ride, Volunteer Driver Programs, and expanded Senior Center transportation; implementing on-line travel aids such as a trip planner and real-time bus information; and opening Main Street Station and Happy Day Transit Center, which brings customer service representatives to our riders.
Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ValleyRegionalTransitFareSurvey

EAGLE
ValleyConnect 2.0 would dramatically increase public transit options in Eagle.  Potential public transit options would provide service on major roadways such as Old State Street, Highway 44, Linder, Eagle Road and Chinden.  With these improvements, Eagle would be connected to communities to the south, east and west.  The survey includes maps of proposed service additions.
Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VRT_EaglePublicTranportation

MERIDIAN
ValleyConnect 2.0 would dramatically increase public transit options in Meridian.  It would provide service on major roadways such as Overland, Pine, Cherry Lane/Fairview, Linder, Locust Grove, Chinden and Eagle.  With these improvements, Meridian would be connected to communities to the north, south, east and west. 
Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MeridianPublicTransportationSurvey

BOISE
Each year, in alignment with local and regional plans, such as Communities in Motion 2.0, ValleyConnect 2.0 and the Boise Transportation Action Plan, VRT staff works with local cities and stakeholders to identify transit service investment priorities.  This year several cities have been exploring options to expand transit service.  This short survey will provide feedback to VRT and city staff to help shape the transportation priorities over the next two years.
Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020InvestmentPriorities