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Get on board with electric
There’s a new team in town charged with making a change. A quieter, more comfortable commute, and a more sustainable Treasure Valley.
Experience the future of transportation
Electric buses (or E-buses) are a big step toward making the Treasure Valley a cleaner, more sustainable place to live, work, and play. With nearly zero emissions, the battery-powered buses are fueled by Idaho Power, which generates approximately 60% renewable electricity.
We always put riders first
You may notice small changes when boarding an electric bus. First, you won’t hear it coming. E-buses are whisper quiet, so keep your eyes peeled when the bus is scheduled to arrive. Once you sit down, it’s even easier to get comfortable. The smoother ride of electric means you can enjoy the commute while you read, work, listen to music, or just relax. And when you arrive at your destination, you’ll breathe easy knowing that your clean commute released nearly zero emissions into our air.
Taking your first ride is easy, whether the bus is electric or not. These buses might be new, but they don’t cost any more to ride.Learn How to Ride
How do electric buses compare?
Electric buses have about 90% fewer moving parts than gasoline-powered buses, which means the maintenance is nearly nonexistent. Discover how they compare to more traditional buses.
Meet The Electric Fleet!
Questions & Answers
When will the buses arrive?
Several buses are already here! They will begin service on Valley Regional Transit routes in October. More electric buses will be on their way soon.
Will they cost more to ride?
No! These buses might be new, but they don’t cost any more to ride. See all fares & passes.
Why do we need electric buses?
Electric buses help our community thrive! They are very kind to the environment! Quiet and smooth to ride, they reduce CO2 emissions, and you can ride them whether you have a car or not, so there are fewer cars on the road which means less traffic!
Are the electric buses quiet?
Whisper quiet! Keep your eyes open—you won’t hear them coming!
Where does the power for the buses come from?
The buses charge at special electric charging stations at Valley Regional Transit’s Orchard Facility. Each bus can drive between 169 and 276 miles before it needs a charge!
How many people can ride a bus?
Each bus holds nearly 40 riders.
How do I ride the bus?
Riding the bus is easy! Learn to ride and plan your trip, discover how to pay, and read tips and tricks to make your bus ride extra easy and relaxing.