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April 03 5:00 AM

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Outbound Route 6 at Orchard and Franklin stop is closed, placed temp stop in front of Gas station.

April 08 12:00 AM

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IB stop on Idaho and 3rd is closed, no temp stop placed due to revenue lane and stop blocked off by cones.

April 11 4:00 AM

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Inbound stop at Franklin and Phillipi is closed. No temp placed.

April 11 5:00 AM

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Outbound stop at Orchard and Ponder is closed. No temp.

March 29 12:00 AM

Route

Route 16 is on detour. Inbound: From 9th, left Jefferson, right 6th, right Front, right Capitol, to Main Street Station. No stops missed.

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About Us

Valley Regional Transit is the Treasure Valley’s regional public transportation authority, responsible for the management of public bus transit, specialized van services, paratransit, Park & Ride, and more. We work with other organizations and government agencies to create options that are accessible, affordable, and consistent.

We connect people with the community they love to live in.

Inside of a Valley Regional Transit bus looking forward

Connecting more people to more places more often.

Our Vision: 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.

Our Mission: 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.

Our Services:  We go beyond the bus to serve the transportation needs of our community. With our partners, we’re working towards shared mobility in the Treasure Valley.

 

Our Responsibility

Valley Regional Transit provides necessary transportation services to help communities get around. We work closely with local governments and private entities to ensure we’re meeting the needs of the Treasure Valley. If you are seeking information from Valley Regional Transit, please use our public records request form.

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    Governance

    Valley Regional Transit is overseen by a Board and Executive Board, and collaborates with a Regional Advisory Council.

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    Accountability

    VRT provides necessary transportation services to help Treasure Valley communities get around. Our funding is tied to performance and growth.

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  • The Regional Public Transportation Authority

    VRT is the Regional Public Transportation Authority (RPTA) for Ada County and Canyon County. As the RPTA, we have the responsibility to be accountable to local governments and other private and public programs.

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  • Title VI Policy

    VRT is committed to ensuring that no individual or organization is excluded in accordance with Title VI or the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.

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Work With Us

Valley Regional Transit provides many opportunities in the Treasure Valley beyond the bus. Be a part of public transportation by joining the team or by promoting your business with advertising.

 

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    Bus Advertising

    Help support public transportation in the Treasure Valley by distributing your message in our bus system.

    Advertising
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    Careers with VRT

    The Treasure Valley is growing. Work with us to better connect our expanding community.

    Careers
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    Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

    The purpose of the DBE Program is to remove barriers and ensure nondiscrimination of Federally-eligible Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) in the award and administration of USDOT-assisted contracts in accordance with applicable law.

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The History of VRT

In 1994, state legislators passed a law giving citizens the opportunity to vote on the formation of public transportation authorities. Ada and Canyon county voters recognized the need and approved the formation of a Regional Public Transit Authority (RPTA) in each of their respective counties in 1998.

The Treasure Valley Regional Public Transportation Authority (TVRPTA) was formed on January 21, 1999, when the Boards of the Ada and Canyon County RPTA’s met and formally voted to merge the two organizations. To communicate the role of the new organization, the name ViaTrans was adopted. This name was later changed to ValleyRide as part of a communications initiative to build greater consumer awareness of the service offerings. In 2004, the existing naming convention was refined with the adoption of Valley Regional Transit (VRT) to differentiate between the entity responsible for public transportation planning and services – existing and proposed – operating under the ValleyRide name.

The Valley Regional Transit Board of Directors consists of 29 positions from incorporated cities, counties, and highway districts in Ada and Canyon counties, which includes one representative from each of the following: Boise State University, College of Western Idaho, Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC), Meridian Development Corporation, and Idaho Transportation Department (ex-officio).

When voters approved the formation of a regional public transportation authority, the new state code did not provide a funding source to pay for public transportation services. VRT continues to be supportive of a dedicated funding source for public transportation, which is the next step toward making a regional public transportation system a reality.

Valley Regional Transit 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.

Comprehensive short-term and long-term planning is being completed, detailing what VRT must do to meet the transportation needs in the Treasure Valley. Operating and capital resources that will be necessary to maintain and expand services on a regional basis are being explored.

VRT completed one of its short-term planning efforts – a Five-Year Strategic Plan, which was adopted in December 2002. This plan defined a course that led to effective and efficient public transportation services throughout the Treasure Valley. The plan was formed using the input of key stakeholders and community-focus groups, and included the vision, mission, priorities, and implementation strategies that guided the organization though September of 2008. An update to the Strategic Plan was approved by the VRT Board on July 16, 2008. This plan guided the organization through FY2010. A second update was approved by the VRT Board on January 20, 2010, which guided the organization through fiscal years 2011 and 2012. The update for FY2013-2018 was approved July 18, 2012. A two-year update to the FY2013-2018 plan was approved January 21, 2015.

VRT’s new six-year capital and service plan called ValleyConnect 2.0 went out for public outreach and comment in February and March 2018 and was approved by the VRT Board of Directors in early April 2018. The plan was being coordinated with the COMPASS Communities in Motion update and reflects the region’s goals and objectives for public transit. ValleyConnect 2.0 will guide future VRT activities and be used to help coordinate VRT activities with our stakeholders.

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Resources

CONTACT
Contact our team
Partner Agencies & Developers

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 on September 23, 2019.

Procurement
Current Solicitations Surplus Property Source Procurements Procurement Terms & Conditions
Public involvement
Public Involvement Notices
Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP)
Download the VRT PTASP
RESOURCES
Resources
RULES OF CONDUCT/TRANSIT EXCLUSION
Rules of Conduct
Transit Asset Management

The VRT board has approved the Transit Asset Management (TAM) Plan. Learn more by reading:

Resolution and Policy

Approved TAM Plan

If you require any of the documents on this webpage in an alternate form, such as a large print or colored background, please contact Jason Rose at 208-258-2739 or info@valleyregionaltransit.org.