Service Changes

We are seeking your input on proposed service improvements

Using information gathered from meetings and discussions with local cities and stakeholders, VRT has developed a proposal for service enhancements in Boise. We to hear from you - let us know what you think of the proposal. What are the good points? What are we missing?

There are several ways to provide your input:
» Attend one of two open houses/public hearings (the open houses begin at 5 p.m. and the public hearing begins at 6:30 p.m.):

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019, Nampa Public Library, Conference Room B 
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Main Street Station Conference Room, 777 W. Main Street in Boise. 

» Send your comments to us via: info@valleyregionaltransit.org 

» Fill out our comment form:
Fillable pdf form

Regular pdf form

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Thank you for helping us identify transportation priorities

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 work with local cities and stakeholders to identify transit service investment priorities. This year several cities have been exploring options to expand transit service.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our online surveys.

Learn more about the public surveys.

Proposed service changes for ValleyRide bus routes in Ada County

The proposed service changes to Ada County services are focused on building out the ValleyConnect 2.0 vision for transit.  These proposals were developed according the following principles;

  • Increase the frequency, span and reach of transit service in Ada County
  • Expanding service on Premium corridors
  • Being responsive to public input

Over the summer VRT received more the 1,500 survey responses about the future of transit in the Treasure Valley those responses showed;

  • People believe transit is important to the future of the communities in Ada County
    • Of those surveyed in the City of Eagle, the average respondent said public transportation was an 80 out of 100 on the importance to the future of the City of Eagle.
    • Of those surveyed in the City of Meridian, the average respondent said public transportation was an 86 out of 100 on the importance to the future of the City of Meridian.
  • Employees see transit as a benefit
  • There is public support for and interest in transit
  • The public was particularly interested in more transit service
    • During the commute period
    • In the evening
    • On the weekend

The proposed service increases would maintain or improve service on the following routes - 1 Harris Ranch, 2 Broadway, 3 Vista, 7A/7B Fairview, 9 State Street, 11 Garden City. Here are more details:

Weekdays
» Add 1.25 hours of 15-minute service on 9 State Street
» Maintain 30-minute peak service on the 1 Harris Ranch via Parkcenter
» Add 30-minute service on the 2 Broadway until 9 p.m. 
» Extend 9 State Street to Ballantyne Lane Park & Ride in Eagle for three rounds trips during each peak period

Saturday
» Increase service on the 3 Vista, the 7A/B Fairview, and the 9 State Street to 30 minutes all day until 9 p.m. Currently, the 3 Vista and the 9 State Street operate on 60-minute frequencies and make their last outbound trips at 5:45 p.m.