VRT Late Night

VRT Late Night is a program for low-income job access that operates during the hours ValleyRide buses are not running. In partnership with Lyft, Valley Regional Transit offers $3 Lyft rides to and from work for qualified riders.

Populations served: Low-income workers

Hours of operation:
• 9 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday
• 9 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday
• 9 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday
• 9 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday
• 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday
• 9 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday

Fare: Minimum of $3 per trip (VRT will pay up to $20 of the additional ride cost; the participant is responsible for any amount above $23 in addition to the $3 fare.)
If you are interested, you need to fill out a registration form

Announcement: Beginning Thursday, August 1, 2019, the service will expand to include the city of Nampa.

HOW TO QUALIFY

VRT Late Night is a low-income job-access program that only some people are eligible for. There are several ways a rider can show eligibility:

1. Referral from a human service agency.
You need to receive a referral from a local human service agency.
OR
2. Receive any state benefits through Health and Welfare.
You need to provide documentation from Health and Welfare that they receive benefits. Documentation must have your name on it.
OR
3. Income Eligibility
You need to provide either a pay stub from the last 30 days or a letter from your employer that states you are employed and what your wages are.

Income Eligibility – based on 2019 Federal Poverty Guidelines

HOUSEHOLD/
FAMILY SIZE

ANNUAL INCOME
(at or below)

MONTHLY INCOME
(at or below)

1

$18,735.00

$1,561.00

2

$25,365.00

$2,114.00

3

$31,995.00

$2,666.00

4

$38,625.00

$3,219.00

5

$45,255.00

$3,771.00

6

$51,885.00

$4,324.00

7

$58,515.00

$4,876.00

8

$65,145.00

$5,429.00

*For each additional person add $6,630 to annual income


Once you qualify for the service, there are additional steps that need to be completed:

1). Register rider through Valley Regional Transit
2). Provide VRT with rider's cell phone number
3). Download Lyft app and create Lyft account
4). Get approval from VRT to ride
5). Lyft activates promo code in the rider's phone
6). Take a ride