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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.

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Planning

Valley Regional Transit works with other stakeholders across the Treasure Valley to get more people to more places more often. To do this, service planning and capital planning are a constant priority. Service planning determines where public transit is provided. Capital planning builds and maintains the infrastructure for public transit.

Inside of a treasure valley bus

Capital Projects

How we’re building the future of transit in the Treasure Valley.

  • Fleet Electrification and Charging Infrastructure

    VRT has installed electric charging infrastructure at the Orchard Maintenance Facility. This infrastructure is the first step toward electrifying VRT’s fixed-route fleet. The first all-electric battery powered vehicles arrived in the spring of 2021. As of November 2022, VRT has 12 electric buses. VRT will take delivery of five additional buses in 2024 and eight buses (with overhead and depot chargers) in 2026 to complement our existing CNG fleet at the Orchard Facility.

  • Orchard Facility Master Plan

    The Orchard Street Maintenance facility is VRT’s main maintenance, parking, and staging facility for VRT. The facility was developed in the 1990’s and is in need of various upgrades. The Orchard Facility Master Plan (OFMP) will guide VRT in upgrading the Orchard facility to improve drainage, accommodate electric vehicles, and a larger fleet, and transition away from Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). VRT has started parking lot improvements, and drainage upgrades for the facility in summer 2022.

  • Main and Fairview Transit Island Project

    The Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC) worked with the City of Boise, the Ada County Highway District (ACHD) and VRT to reduce vehicle, bicycle and transit conflicts on Main and Fairview between Whitewater Park Boulevard and 17th Street. Transit islands in this corridor reduce conflicts between travelers and makes room for improved transit amenities in this quickly developing corridor. Work on the islands was completed in May 2022.

  • Bus Stop Improvements

    VRT is continuously addressing bus stops and transit locations based on ridership, physical conditions, and route needs. In 2020, The focus was to correct bus stop locations, which did not meet the standards for Americans with Disabilities (ADA), and to upgrade sites with high ridership. The second priority was to identify new stop locations for route changes in Canyon County and for expanded services to Eagle on the Route 9X line. Future projects will include replacing obsolete shelters, repairing concrete, and improving amenities (trash receptacles, bike racks, etc).

  • Bus Stop Typology Study & Kit of Parts Design Document

    This document introduces a strategy to enhance the bus stop experience and transit visibility. The new Kit of Parts document introduces new premium corridors with distinctive branding and enhanced amenities, defines methodologies and specifications for systemwide bus shelters and amenities, and includes graphics specifications to refresh bus stop signage.

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Planning Projects

Bringing you the future of transit one step at a time.

  • 2023 Program of Projects

    The Program of Projects is a one-sheet reference guide outlining the fiscal year 2023 capital projects and program costs listed by county and includes funding sources and matching amounts. VRT is accepting public comments on the FY 2023 Program of Projects until April 17, 2023.

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  • Transportation Development Plan

    VRT has adopted the 2023-2027 Transportation Development Plan (TDP), which serves as the five-year service and capital work plan for VRT. The TDP provides the opportunity for VRT to align priorities and investments in the region for the public transportation system.

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  • Building a Better State Street Road Sign

    State Street Projects

    VRT is working with city, county and regional governments to develop a transit priority corridor on State Street. These investments are consistent with planning efforts that have occurred along the corridor such as the 2011 State Street Transit and Traffic Operations Plan. Current projects include the State Street Alternatives Analysis and the State Street Transit Operational Analysis. Additional information about these and other State Street projects can be found on The Build a Better State Street website.

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  • ValleyConnect 2.0

    ValleyConnect 2.0 contains VRT’s goals and policies for public transportation. It also identifies service and capital needs necessary to stay on track with the regions long range transportation plan. Taken together it is a plan to connect more people to more places with more frequent, faster service.

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Bus Stop Design

When placing bus stops, VRT considers a variety of factors, including nearby destinations, accessibility, safety, and more.

Design Guidelines Checklist

Are you developing property and want or need to include a bus stop or upgrade the current bus stop as part of the plans?

Bus Service/Stop Application

Service Changes

Every year, Valley Regional Transit makes changes to maximize the effectiveness of existing transit resources and connect more people to more places more often.

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Planning Archives

Looking for a previous plan or project? Check out the Planning Archives.

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