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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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Bus rides are on the rise

VRT recorded more bus trips this summer than in the last three years after a drop due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ridership has been trending up since its lowest point in February of 2021.


This year, VRT recorded 23% more bus trips in June than February, and 15% more trips this quarter than the same time last year. VRT is also seeing growth in VRT OnDemand, specialized transportation, and demand response services.


Overall, ridership is approaching what it was before the pandemic – bus rides in June of this year are just 11% lower than June 2019.


Ridership growth also means an increase in fare revenue, and VRT is on pace to exceed estimates for this fiscal year. As of May 2022, fare revenues were more than 60% above budgeted amounts at the end of May.


As ridership grows and VRT adds and enhances services to better serve the public, we are committed to providing clean and safe transit service and recommend that masks are worn on all Valley Regional Transit vehicles and at facilities. Learn more at