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February 08 12:00 AM

Route

Inbound stop on Idaho and 5th is closed, no temp stop placed due to construction in the area.

February 02 12:00 AM

Route

Outbound Route 6 at Orchard and Franklin stop is closed, placed temp stop in front of Gas station.

February 05 6:00 AM

Route 40, 43

13th St. in Downtown Boise will be closed between Front St and Main St from 2/5/2024 to 3/20/2024. Operators will take the Fairview exit (exit 3), and follow Fairview until it curves to the right and becomes Main St. No stops will be missed. Any passengers that have to be dropped off at Main & 13th on route 40, will be dropped off on the nearside of the intersection.

February 09 3:00 PM

Route 40, 43

Inbound PM routes 40 and 43 - Idaho & 5th St. closed due to construction. No temp stop placed, but passengers can use Idaho & 3rd St, or Idaho & 9th St. Detour is right on 3rd st, left on Bannock, left on 6th St, right on Idaho St.

Home > News > VRT’s new Beyond Access service begins January 2

VRT’s new Beyond Access service begins January 2

On January 2, 2024, VRT will launch Beyond Access, a new regional service for adults aged 60+ and persons with disabilities. Beyond Access will provide no-cost, shared-ride, curb-to-curb transportation for those who qualify Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Beyond Access will cover a service zone containing most of Ada and Canyon counties.

Beyond Access trips can be booked for the same day or up to seven days in advance with the VRT Booking app, online, or by calling VRT Customer Service.  

“We’re so excited to introduce Beyond Access to the Treasure Valley and provide a new transportation option for folks that need it,” said VRT’s CEO, Elaine Clegg. “Beyond Access will provide a great transportation option for medical appointments, grocery trips, airport connections, and more. We look forward to continuing to find better ways to connect the community and believe the Beyond Access model has great potential to grow and expand.” 

VRT has been facilitating funding and services with various, small transportation providers in the region. These services have provided a patchwork of transportation options with different service areas and times. Beyond Access will unify transportation services currently provided by SHIP, Harvest Transit, Star Senior Center, Metro Community Services, and Eagle Senior Transportation Service into a single, easy-to-use, regional service. Beyond Access will offer service more days of the week and times of day than previous services, as well as a broader service area that allows trips between cities and rural areas in both counties, which was not previously a consistent option. Beyond Access will greatly expand travel destinations for many people.  

Beyond Access will be a shared ride service, which means multiple passengers may share the same vehicle as VRT’s booking system works to find the most efficient route to complete trips. Drivers will pick up and drop off passengers directly in front of their origin and destination within the service area. Learn more about Beyond Access at rideVRT.org/beyondaccess.