Valley Regional Transit (VRT) has been working towards improving service in Ada County and Canyon County in 2020. Our goal with these changes is to maximize the effectiveness of existing transit resources and connect more people to more places more often. Public transportation is important to the future of Ada County communities and there is public support for and interest in transit. The public wants more transit service during the commute period, in the evening, and on weekends. Transit is viewed as a benefit to employees.
The changes that were implemented in early October came in two stages:
- Beginning October 1, all ValleyRide bus routes in Boise/Garden City and intercounty routes have new schedule times. We now provide new service to the city of Eagle via the #9 State Street.
- On October 5, the existing fixed-route service in Nampa/Caldwell switched to an on-demand service. Routes 51, 52 and 55 were eliminated. You can now schedule a ride between any two bus stops and numerous "virtual" bus stops with the on-demand service. The new bus service is identified as 150 OnDemand.