Route 42 Re-route Outbound to Town Square Mall: The Marketplace stop by Verizon will be closed and a temp stop will be placed by Einsteins. The stop at Midland and Cherry Lane will be closed. Inbound to Happy Day Transit Center: The stop at Midland and cherry ln will be closed. the stop in the Marketplace in front of the McDonald's will remain open.
VRT and the COVID-19 Pandemic
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE UNDER A FEDERAL EXECUTIVE ORDER MANDATING THE WEARING OF FACE MASKS WHILE RIDING ON BUSES OR ACCESS VEHICLES AND IN OUR STATIONS (HAPPY DAY TRANSIT CENTER IN CALDWELL, MAIN STREET STATION IN DOWNTOWN BOISE, TOWNE SQUARE MALL, AND THE VRT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES IN MERIDIAN).
Valley Regional Transit has been extremely proactive in developing ways to keep our riders safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. From mandating the use of face masks by riders and bus operators to disinfecting buses daily, we have implemented numerous strategies to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Updated Main Street protocols include:
- Signage to customers stressing the importance of face masks and social distancing
- Limiting elevator use to one person at a time
- Shutting down high contact touch points such as water fountains, vending machines, and key pad door access
- Touchless payment systems at customer service windows
- Cleaning and disinfecting high-touch pints multiple times throughout the day.
Updated fare payment protocols include:
- Clear protective shields between bus operators and riders
- Signage on the buses stressing the importance of wearing a mask
- Providing masks on the bus for riders that do not have one
- Encouraging the use of mobile ticketing
- Nightly cleaning of all vehicles
To learn more about VRT is doing during the pandemic, and what you can do to prevent the spread of the virus, visit our COVID-19 page.