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September 01 4:00 AM

Route 2, 3, 4

Routes 2, 3, 4: The stop at the airport has moved to the general public traffic lanes on the lower loop of Airport Way. The stop is located from pillar 14 to pillar 17 at the end of the arrivals pick up lanes

September 07 6:00 AM

Route 45

Route 45: detour The intersection of Idaho Ctr Blvd & Cherry Ln will be closed from 5/16/23 to 10/30/23 due to construction. The buses will detour from Idaho Ctr Blvd to Franklin Rd, then onto Black Cat Road to Cherry Ln. No stops will be missed.

September 07 6:00 AM

Route 42

Route 42 - Stop at Franklin & Robinson Rd SEC is closed due to construction. No Temp stop placed. Passengers can use the stop in front of Amazon listed as Franklin & Robinson Rd SWM.

September 08 7:00 AM

Route 16, 17

Route 16 and 17: due to construction on both the 16 and 17 expect delays.

September 22 12:00 AM

Route 17

Route 17: the outbound stop on Warm Springs and Walnut is closed; temp stop placed 300' far side.

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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Valley Regional Transit is in the process of preparing its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26.  VRT has received Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, VRT has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.

It is the policy of VRT to ensure that DBEs as defined in Part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts. It is also our policy:

  1. To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of FTA-assisted contracts;
  2. To create a level playing field on which DBE’s can compete fairly for FTA-assisted contracts;
  3. To ensure that the DBE Program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law;
  4. To ensure that only firms that fully meet 49 CFR Part 26 eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBEs;
  5. To help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in FTA assisted contracts;
  6. To assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the market place outside the DBE Program.

Every three (3) years, VRT sets a new DBE goal to establish the percentage of awarded contracts that would go to registered DBEs. Read the plan and learn more about the methodology used to establish the current goal below:

2023-2025 DBE Draft Plan   2023-2025 DBE Goal Methodology

Public input

VRT has been soliciting feedback from businesses, community organizations, and stakeholders for feedback on the DBE plan and goal. Additionally, VRT will hold a virtual public meeting to consult with businesses, community organizations, and stakeholders who may have information concerning the availability of disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged businesses, the effects of discrimination on opportunities for DBEs, and VRT’s efforts to establish a level playing field for the participation of DBEs. 

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Open House

Thursday, October 20, 2022


12:00 p.m. (MST)


Virtual via Microsoft Teams: Click here to join the meeting


Please contact VRT’s Communications Director, Jason Rose (, 208.258.2739), if special services are required during the meeting (such as signing for the hearing impaired or interpreting for the limited English proficient) by Monday, October 17. 

Comments and/or information concerning VRT’s DBE Program, the availability of area disadvantaged and non-­disadvantaged businesses, the effects of discrimination on opportunities for DBEs, and VRT’s efforts to establish a level playing field for the participation of DBEs, may be submitted by anyone wishing to attend the public meeting but unable to do so, by contacting:

Cameron Wells, DBE Liaison Officer

Valley Regional Transit, 700 E. 2nd St. Meridian ID 83642


Following the public comment period, VRT will review any public comments received and incorporate relevant portions into the final goal submittal to FTA.