Inbound stop on Idaho and 5th is closed, no temp stop placed due to construction in the area.
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.Learn more
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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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.View the Build a Better State Street website
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.Learn more
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
Every year, Valley Regional Transit makes changes to maximize the effectiveness of existing transit resources and connect more people to more places more often.Learn more
Looking for a previous plan or project? Check out the Planning Archives.Learn more