Valley Regional Transit's mission is to develop
and manage transportation resources and
coordinate the effective and efficient delivery
of safe transportation options to the region's
citizens.

VRT seeking to fill two open positions on the Regional Coordination Council

   Valley Regional Transit (VRT) announces the following open volunteer positions on the Regional Coordination Council (RCC):

  • Limited-English Proficiency (LEP)
  • Low-income Families & Individuals

   The Regional Coordination Council (RCC) is a standing committee of the Valley Regional Transit Board (VRT).  The RCC was developed to provide a forum for transportation and human service providers to share information and to collaborate on mobility issues.  Members of the Council provide advice to VRT on its transportation programs and disseminate mobility information to their stakeholders.  The RCC is charged with oversight of updates to the Transportation Service Coordination Plan.  Members also provide input and guidance on the Local Mobility Management Network (District 3D).
   The RCC meets once a month in April, May (with VRT Executive Board), September, October, November (with VRT Executive Board), and December.
   Applicants for the various positions are asked to complete the application, as well as review and sign the Practices and Procedures document and return both documents to lihli@valleyregionaltransit.org, fax to 208-846-8564, or mail to the VRT offices at 700 NE 2nd Street, Suite 100, Meridian, ID  83642.  For questions, contact Linda Ihli at 208-258-2706.
   Applications will be accepted until September 8, 2015.

Boise GreenBikes/Mountain Rides Bike Share announce exchange agreement

   The bike share programs in Boise and Hailey/Ketchum have reached an exchange agreement for their members.
   Under the terms of the agreement, Boise GreenBike monthly and annual members can utilize their membership benefits with the Mountain Rides Bike Share proBGoiseGreenBike Logogram and vice versa.  Both bike share programs have the same bikes and operating system from Social Bicycles.
   The agreement allows members reciprocity with the neighboring community, relieving them of having to pay to join another bikeshare network when visiting. Members of both programs will still have to pay for additional time over their daily free usage allotment, but both systems have the same prorated $4/hour overage charge. The exchange agreement does not include “pay as you go” members of either system.                                       
    In order to take advantage of the new agreement members are asked to contact the system administrator
in the city they want to visit. For those wanting to ride Mountain Rides Bike Share in the Wood River Valley, contact Kaz Thea at Kaz@mountainrides.org. For Wood River residents wanting to ride Boise GreenBikes, contact Dave Fotsch at dfotsch@boisebikeshare.org.

For more information on the Boise GreenBike program, visit http://boise.greenbike.com/
For more information on the Mountain Ride Bike Share program, visit:
http://mrbikeshare.org/

Reasonable modifications to policies and practices

Valley Regional Transit is committed to serving the needs of individuals with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1073. VRT Reasonable Modification processes are designed to guide VRT staff and contract operators to make reasonable modifications/accommodations to policies, practices, and procedures pertaining to fixed-route, demand response, and paratransit services necessary to avoid discrimination. The authority will grant requests reasonable accommodations except where making accommodations would: 1). Fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity' 2). Create a direct threat to the health and safety of others; or 3). Where the individual with a disability is able to fully use the services, programs, or activities for their intended purpose without the modification.
Read more about how to request a reasonable modification or appeal a denial


ABOUT VALLEY REGIONAL TRANSIT

   Valley Regional Transit (VRT) is the regional public transportation authority for Ada and Canyon counties in southwest Idaho. Its main responsibilities are the delivery of safe, effective and efficient services, coordination of regional providers and services and to encourage the private sector in service delivery.
   VRT owns the public bus system that provides service in Boise/Garden City, and contracts with a private firm to manage its operations. VRT also contracts for transit services in Nampa/Caldwell and between Ada County and Canyon County. All of these bus services are operated under the name ValleyRide.
      This website provides information about VRT's history, governance structure, and completed and ongoing studies, projects and reports. It also has press releases, employment opportunities and procurement opportunities.

Information about ValleyRide bus services, including maps and schedules, can be found at: www.valleyride.org 


 

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Construction work continues on the Main Street Station, an underground multimodal transit center that is part of Gardner Company's City Center Plaza project near the southwest corner of Main and Capitol. ACCESS THE INFORMATION PAGE

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SEPTEMBER 15
The Regional Coordination Council will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the first-floor conference room at the VRT administrative offices, 700 NE 2nd St. in Meridian.   read more...
If you would like to add a meeting to this calendar, please send your submittal to mcarnopis@valleyregionaltransit.org

Come ride the Meridian Fun Bus!

The bus provides service to various locations in the city of Meridian between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday. Two buses run the route in opposite directions to ensure quicker pickup times and shorter bus rides. Valley Regional Transit worked with the City of Meridian to develop the route. The City of Meridian is providing $60,000 in funding for the service. There is no cost to ride the bus.

To learn more about the upcoming bus service, you can  
VISIT OUR INFORMATION PAGE or access the information page from the Project/Studies pull-down menu above.