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2024 NETWORK REDESIGN: BETTER BUS

VRT regularly analyzes ridership, travel patterns, and development; we also engage with riders, funding partners, and stakeholders to develop service change proposals. VRT makes adjustments to ensure the transit network is providing the best possible connections across the region. These proposals must be approved by VRT’s Board of Directors.

On October 2, 2023, VRT’s Board of Directors voted to approve the agency’s final bus network redesign after three phases of public outreach throughout the year to guide the redesign process. The changes will be implemented in the summer of 2024.

2024 Public Comment Report

 

VRT’s approved network redesign, coming summer 2024

The final redesign, which represents a fourteen percent increase in total bus service, includes more frequent service on highly used routes in Boise, new bus routes in Caldwell, new Saturday service on select routes, and the revival of services previously slated for elimination. Public input – including more than two thousand points of feedback since April – and additional funding commitments from local partners made the following changes possible:

  • Maintained service to Southeast Boise with a redesigned Route 17 (the Southeast Boise Route 1 was initially proposed for elimination)
  • Maintained service to North Boise with Route 10 in the North End and a restructured Route 16 serving Harrison Hollow (Route 10 was initially proposed for elimination and Route 16 for a decrease in service area)
  • Maintained service to the Central Bench with a modified Route 4 to serve from Towne Square Mall to Downtown Boise via Franklin, serving Borah High School and maintaining service on sections of Latah (Route 4 was proposed for elimination)
  • Improved efficiency in the Central Bench with Route 28, which has been modified to work with the restructured Route 4
  • Timing and bus stop adjustments to fit rider requests
  • Expanded first/last mile options by adding Lyft Transit Connection stops and expanding Lyft Late Night to better reflect job market locations

Areas of negative impact include the loss of service in Boise along Owyhee between Overland and Elder; on Five Mile, McMillan, and Curtis; and on sections of Maple Grove, Milwaukee, and Overland.

2024 Network Redesign Map

2024 Change Summary

Highlights

  • 14% more service overall
  • 34% more people within 1/4 mile of 15-minute bus service
  • 100% more people within 1/4 mile of 30-minute bus service
  • More buses arriving more often on highly-used bus routes in Ada County, including 15-minute bus arrivals on the 7 Fairview
  • New bus routes in Caldwell and expanded on-demand service in Canyon County
  • Improved intercounty and cross-town connections (including more north-south routes), with easier transfers to major destinations across the region
  • Service consolidation or reduction on less-used bus routes
  • Expanded transit connections through VRT’s partnership with Lyft, focused on areas that would lose bus service
  • The introduction of Beyond Access, a new regional service for qualifying older adults and persons with disabilities providing no-cost trips in and between Ada and Canyon counties

Change Summary

NEW OR IMPROVED SERVICE

2, 3, 6, 7B, 8, 8X, 12, 42, 45, 56, 58, Beyond Access

ADJUSTED SERVICE 

10, 16, 17, 29, 30, 40, 150, Acess, Lyft Transit Connections, VRT Late Night 

SERVICE CONSOLIDATED

1, 4, 7A, 43 

NO CHANGE 

5, 9, 28, 160

NEW NUMBERS

12 > 21, 6 > 20, 8 > 24

2024 Route descriptions

  • Harris Ranch via Park Center

    CONSOLIDATED SERVICE
    • Route 1 will be consolidated with the Route 17, which will run a one-way loop along Warm Springs to Harris Ranch, returning to downtown Boise along Parkcenter
    • Riders can use expanded Lyft Transit Connection, Route 2, and the new Beyond Access service for lost Access service area
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Broadway

    IMPROVED SERVICE 
    • There is no change to where Route 2 runs
    • The redesign does extend Saturday service on Route 2, extending the end time from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Departure times from Main Street Station and the Boise Airport are modified to accommodate other changes and improve transfers.
    • Route 2 will run from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. weekdays with buses arriving every 30 minutes from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and every 60 minutes all other times
    • Route 2 will run from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Saturdays, with buses arriving every 60 minutes
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Vista

    IMPROVED SERVICE 
    • The proposal would increase the frequency of bus arrivals on Route 3. There would be no change to where the route runs. There would also be timing changes from Main Street Station and the Boise Airport to provide better connections to other routes.

    Weekdays

    • Hours: 6:00 a.m. – 9:40 p.m.
    • Frequency
      • Every 15 minutes – 6:40 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.; 4:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
      • Every 30 minutes – all other times

    Weekends

    • Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    • Frequency: every 30 minutes
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Roosevelt

    ADJUSTED SERVICE (RENAMED 4 FRANKLIN)
    • Previously slated for elimination, Route 4 will be restructured, with the service starting in downtown Boise, following the Route 5 Emerald to Latah, where it will take Latah to Rose Hill before turning west to continue down Rose Hill and Franklin to Towne Square Mall, providing service along Cassia and Allumbaugh with direct connections to Borah and Bishop Kelly High Schools. The revised route 4 will also cover the service provided along Barrister by the route 28 which will be straightened out to remain on Cole to Overland
    • Route 4 will be renamed to 4 Franklin
    • Riders can use expanded Lyft Transit Connection, Route 3, Route 5, Route 29, and the new Beyond Access service for lost Access service area
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Emerald

    no change
    • There will be no changes to where or when the current Route 5 provides services
    • The redesign includes modified departure times from Main Street Station and Towne Square Mall to provide better connections to other routes
    • Route 5 will run from 6:15 a.m. to 6:55 p.m. weekdays with buses arriving every 30 minutes from 6:15 a.m. to 9:25 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. to 6:55 p.m., and every 60 minutes all other times
    • Route 5 will run from 7:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Saturdays, with buses arriving every 60 minutes
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Orchard

    ADJUSTED SERVICE (RENAMED ROUTE 20 ORCHARD)
    • The redesign will renumber the Route 6 to the Route 20
    • The redesign will extend service time and restructure the route, providing a north-south route from Hill Road to the Airport via Veterans Memorial Parkway and Orchard Street with stops at Hillside Jr. High, residential areas, Albertson’s, Veteran’s Memorial Park, and the Boise Bench
    • The redesign will extend when Route 20 runs on weekdays, running from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. (an improvement from the current 6 p.m. end time) with buses arriving every 30 minutes from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and every 60 minutes all other times
    • The redesign will extend when Route 20 runs on Saturdays, running from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. and buses arriving every 60 minutes
    • To get downtown, riders on the south end of Orchard can ride to the airport and continue on Route 3 or take Route 20 north to connect with Route 5 or the revised Route 29; riders along Orchard could also take the revised Route 29, which extends directly to downtown Boise, or the revised Route 4 along Franklin, connecting to downtown along Americana and River
    • Other transfer options to get to downtown Boise include the new 7 Fairview, 8 Chinden, or 9 State Street
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Fairview

    CONSOLIDATED SERVICE WITH routes 7a and 7b
    • The redesign will consolidate routes 7B and 7A to a more frequent service called Route 7 Fairview
    • Route 7 will run on weekdays from 5:15 a.m. to 9:45 p.m., with buses arriving every 15 minutes from 5:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., and every 30 minutes all other times
    • Route 7 will also run on Saturdays from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. with buses arriving every 30 minutes
    • Route 7 will use the connector on-ramp at Orchard rather than Curtis to connect with the revised Route 6 (Route 20 Orchard)
    • Route 7 will use Cole to return to Fairview from Towne Square Mall, improving transfer opportunities for riders coming north of Fairview to downtown Boise
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Fairview/Ustick

    CONSOLIDATED SERVICE WITH ROUTE 7
    • The redesign consolidates Route 7A with the 7B and 12. Consolidation with the 7B will create a more frequent service called the 7 Fairview. Consolidations with the 12 will create a more frequent service called the 21 Cole/Glenwood
    • Route 7 will run on weekdays from 5:15 a.m. to 9:45 p.m., with buses arriving every 15 minutes from 5:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., and every 30 minutes all other times
    • Route 7 will also run on Saturdays from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. with buses arriving every 30 minutes
    • Route 7 will use the connector on-ramp at Orchard rather than Curtis to connect with the revised Route 6 (20 Orchard)
    • Route 21 will run on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. arriving every 30 minutes
    • Route 21 will also run on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., arriving every 60 minutes
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Fairview/Towne Square

    CONSOLIDATED SERVICE with ROUTE 7
    • The redesign will consolidate routes 7B and 7A to a more frequent service called Route 7 Fairview
    • Route 7 will run on weekdays from 5:15 a.m. to 9:45 p.m., with buses arriving every 15 minutes from 5:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., and every 30 minutes all other times
    • Route 7 will also run on Saturdays from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. with buses arriving every 30 minutes
    • Route 7 will use the connector on-ramp at Orchard rather than Curtis to connect with the revised Route 6 (Route 20 Orchard)
    • Route 7 will use Cole to return to Fairview from Towne Square Mall, improving transfer opportunities for riders coming north of Fairview to downtown Boise
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Five Mile

    IMPROVED SERVICE (NOW NAMED 24 USTICK/MAPLE GROVE) 
    • Route 8 will be renamed Route 24 Ustick/Maple Grove
    • Route 24 will be restructured from The Village to Towne Square Mall via Ustick, North Maple Grove, and Emerald with stops at residential areas and within close distance to the DMV; service to the YMCA would be discontinued
    • Route 24 will have a longer span, with the end of service increasing from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. during the week with buses running every 60 minutes from 7:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
    • Riders will also be able to use the revised Route 42 on Emerald, the expanded Lyft Transit Connection, and Beyond Access for lost Access service area
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Five Mile/Chinden

    IMPROVED SERVICE (NOW NAMED 8 CHINDEN) 
    • The redesign changes Route 8X to the Route 8 Chinden to serve Chinden directly in both directions instead of running in a loop and serving Towne Square Mall, as it does currently
    • The restructured route will provide service from the State of Idaho Campus to Main Street Station via Chinden with stops at Glenwood, Orchard, the fairgrounds, Whitewater, and downtown Boise
    • Buses will arrive every 30 minutes during the week from 6:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
    • Riders will also be able use the new Route 24 on Ustick, revised Route 42 on Emerald, revised Route 45 on Fairview, expanded Lyft Transit Connections, and Beyond Access for lost Access service area
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • State Street

    NO CHANGE 
    • There is no proposed change to when or where Route 9 provides service
    • Route 9 will continue to run on weekdays from 5:15 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., with buses arriving every 15 minutes from 5:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., and every 30 minutes all other times
    • Route 9 will also continue to run on Saturdays from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. with buses arriving every 30 minutes
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Hill Road

    ADJUSTED SERVICE 
    • The Route 10 includes a reduction in span of service with no change to the route
    • Based on current ridership demands, the route would provide commute and school service with a shortened morning and afternoon periods arriving downtown at 7:35 a.m. ad 8:35 a.m., and departing downtown at 2:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m., and 4:45 p.m. (please refer to the proposed schedule below)
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Maple Grove

    IMPROVED SERVICE (NOW NAMED 21 COLE/GLENWOOD) 
    • The Route 12 is renamed to Route 21 Cole/Glenwood to reflect the proposed restructure of the route, which would offer a new north-south connection from Gary & Gillis to Towne Square Mall via Gary Lane, Glenwood, Goddard, Milwaukee, Ustick, and North Cole
    • New stops include residential areas, Ustick Library, Albertson’s, Memorial Stadium, Expo Idaho, Capital High School, and Fairmont Junior High; the restructured route covers a high-ridership stop at Cole & Ustick
    • The route includes later weekday service, with buses arriving every 30 minutes from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • The route also includes a new Saturday service, with buses arriving every 60 minutes from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Riders could also take the new Route 26, the revised Route 42 on Emerald, the revised Route 45 on Fairview, and the expanded Lyft Transit Connection
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • VA/Hyde Park Loop

    ADJUSTED SERVICE (NOW NAMED 16 VA LOOP) 
    • Route 16 will service from Main Street Station to the VA Medical Center via Franklin, South Curtis, and North Robbins with stops in downtown Boise, the Department of Labor, St. Lukes, and the Elks Hospital; the restructured route will no longer serve 9th, Brumback, or Ridenbaugh, moving to 15th St to Highland Hollow and Bogus Basin Road, providing all day service to the North End
    • There will be no change to how often Route 16 provides service
    • There will be timing changes from Main Street Station to provide better connections to other routes
    • Route 16 will run weekdays only, with buses arriving every 60 minutes from 9:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Warm Springs

    ADJUSTED SERVICE 
    • Route 17 has been consolidated with the Route 1, running a one-way loop along Warm Springs to Harris Ranch, returning to downtown Boise along Parkcenter
    • Route includes modified departure times from Main Street Station to provide better connections to other routes
    • Route 17 will run weekdays only from 6:15 a.m. to 7:15 p.m., with buses arriving every 60 minutes
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Orchard

    ADJUSTED SERVICE 
    • The redesign will extend service time and restructure Route 6, providing a north-south route from Hill Road to the Airport via Veterans Memorial Parkway and Orchard Street with stops at Hillside Jr. High, residential areas, Albertson’s, Veteran’s Memorial Park, and the Boise Bench
    • The redesign will renumber the Route 6 to the Route 20
    • The redesign will extend when Route 20 runs on weekdays, running from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. (an improvement from the current 6 p.m. end time) with buses arriving every 30 minutes from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and every 60 minutes all other times
    • The redesign will extend when Route 20 runs on Saturdays, running from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. and buses arriving every 60 minutes
    • To get downtown, riders on the south end of Orchard can ride to the airport and continue on Route 3 or take Route 20 north to connect with Route 5 or the revised Route 29; riders along Orchard could also take the revised Route 29, which extends directly to downtown Boise, or the revised Route 4 along Franklin, connecting to downtown along Americana and River
    • Other transfer options to get to downtown Boise include the new 7 Fairview, 8 Chinden, or 9 State Street
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Cole/Glenwood

    IMPROVED SERVICE (NOW NAMED 21 COLE/GLENWOOD) 
    • The Route 12 is renamed to Route 21 Cole/Glenwood to reflect the proposed restructure of the route, which would offer a new north-south connection from Gary & Gillis to Towne Square Mall via Gary Lane, Glenwood, Goddard, Milwaukee, Ustick, and North Cole
    • New stops include residential areas, Ustick Library, Albertson’s, Memorial Stadium, Expo Idaho, Capital High School, and Fairmont Junior High; the restructured route covers a high-ridership stop at Cole & Ustick
    • The route includes later weekday service, with buses arriving every 30 minutes from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • The route also includes a new Saturday service, with buses arriving every 60 minutes from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Riders could also take the new Route 26, the revised Route 42 on Emerald, the revised Route 45 on Fairview, and the expanded Lyft Transit Connection
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Ustick/Maple Grove

    adjusted SERVICE (NOW NAMED 24 USTICK/MAPLE GROVE) 
    • Route 8 will be renamed Route 24 Ustick/Maple Grove
    • Route 24 will be restructured from The Village to Towne Square Mall via Ustick, North Maple Grove, and Emerald with stops at residential areas and within close distance to the DMV; service to the YMCA would be discontinued
    • Route 24 will have a longer span, with the end of service increasing from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. during the week with buses running every 60 minutes from 7:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
    • Riders will also be able to use the revised Route 42 on Emerald, the expanded Lyft Transit Connection, and Beyond Access for lost Access service area
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Cole/Victory

    IMPROVED SERVICE 
    • A trip will be added in the morning to meet school bell times, as well as timing changes at Towne Square Mall to provide better connections to other routes, and straightening out the route to remain on Cole to Overland, no longer serving Barrister and Allumbaugh, which will be served by the Route 4 Franklin
    • There will be no change to how often and how late Route 28 provides service
    • Route 28 will run weekdays only, with buses arriving every 60 minutes from 7:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Overland

    ADJUSTED SERVICE 
    • The Route 29 is restructured, offering service from Main Street Station to Towne Square Mall via 9th Street, Capitol, University, Protest, Federal, Overland, and North Cole. This restructure provides Route 6 riders near Orchard and Overland a direct connection to downtown with stops along west Bench residential areas, Albertson’s, BSU, and Idaho State Museum.
    • There will be timing changes from Main Street Station and Towne Square Mall to provide better connections to other routes
    • There will be no change to how often and how early or late Route 29 runs
    • Route 29 will run on weekdays from 7:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., with buses arriving every 30 minutes from 7:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., and every 60 minutes all other times
    • Route 29 will also run on Saturdays from 7:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. with buses arriving every 60 minutes
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Pine

    ADJUSTED SERVICE 
    • There are no changes to the where or how late Route 30 provides service
    • The redesign does reduce service on the 30 and increase service on the 45 to maintain 30-minute service during rush hour between downtown Meridian and The Village
    • Route 30 will run weekdays only.
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Nampa/Meridian Express

    ADJUSTED SERVICE (NOW NAMED 40 CALDWELL BOISE EXPRESS) 
    • The change adjusts Route 40, renaming it to the Route 40 Caldwell-Boise Express to reflect the new connection from Simplot Stadium in Caldwell to BSU and downtown Boise with a loop through Garrity Wal-Mart via Nampa/Caldwell Boulevard, Karcher, I-84, and I-184; this changed route combines the current routes 40 and 43
    • The change restores the 4:00 p.m. afternoon trip from Boise to Caldwell
    • Morning service from Boise to Caldwell is reduced from three (3) trips to one (1); afternoon service from Caldwell to Boise is reduced from three (3) trips to one (1)
    • Route 40 would run weekdays only
    • This change creates connections with the new Route 56 and with routes 42 and 45
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Happy Day to Towne Square Mall

    IMPROVED SERVICE 
    • The redesign restructures Route 42, with service running from Happy Day Transit Center in Caldwell to Towne Square Mall in Boise via Caldwell Boulevard, Garrity, Franklin, and Overland, with stops at Winco, downtown Nampa, Walmart, Ford Idaho Center, CWI, Amazon, the Ten Mile Park & Ride, Roaring Springs, Fred Meyer, and the Boise Police Department; the route will no longer serve the Nampa Marketplace, Cherry, or Birch
    • The change increases frequency on Route 40 and creates an all-day intercounty route, with buses arriving every 60 minutes from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Caldwell Express

    SERVICE CONSOLIDATED
    • Route 43 will be consolidated into the updated Route 40
    • Riders can use the updated Route 40, which was extended into Caldwell, or other intercounty routes
    View 2024 route map & schedule

     

  • BSU/CWI via Fairview

    IMPROVED SERVICE 
    • The change restructures Route 45, providing service from CWI to Boise State University via Idaho Center Boulevard, I-84, Ten Mile, Pine, Fairview, Emerald, Towne Square Mall, and Cole
    • Proposed stops include College of Western Idaho, Walmart, residential areas along Pine, downtown Meridian, Ten Mile Crossing, Scentsy, Blue Cross of Idaho, The Village at Meridian, Kleiner Park, Towne Square Mall, and Boise State University
    • The restructured route directly connects Nampa, downtown Meridian, and Boise, and service is timed with the updated Route 30 to provide bus arrivals every 30 minutes between downtown Meridian and The Village between the two routes
    • Morning service is extended to end at 8 a.m. instead of 7 a.m., and afternoon service is expanded to run from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., instead of 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • The changed Route 45 will provide service from 6:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with buses arriving every 60 minutes
    • There will also be minor departure changes to better connect with other routes
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Cleveland Blvd

    NEW SERVICE 
    • Route 56 will be a new route on Cleveland Boulevard, providing service from Caldwell Events Center to Happy Day Transit Center with stops in downtown Caldwell, the Steunenberg residential historic district, College of Idaho, and Walmart
    • Route 56 will run weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., with buses arriving every 30 minutes all day
    • With the revised Route 42, this change restores former bus service along the Nampa/Caldwell Boulevard with connections at Happy Day Transit Center in Caldwell
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • South Caldwell

    NEW SERVICE 
    • Route 58 will be a new route in Caldwell, providing service from the Caldwell Police Station to Happy Day Transit Center, with stops at the Social Security Office, the Caldwell Library, West Valley Medical, YMCA, and Walmart
    • The route connects South Caldwell to service on Nampa Caldwell Boulevard at the Happy Day Transit Center
    • Route 58 will run weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., with buses arriving every 60 minutes all day
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Nampa/Caldwell OnDemand

    ADJUSTED SERVICE 
    • VRT On-Demand provides corner-to-corner, on-demand bus service where riders are picked up at a nearby location and dropped off near their destination. Riders can book trips through the VRT OnDemand mobile app, website, or by calling the Help Desk.
    • The change expands and simplifies the Route 150 boundary to match roadways, making it easier for riders to plan trips
    • Service hours from the new routes 56 and 58 will be applied to Route 150 to add more capacity until the service change goes into effect in summer 2024
    • There will be no change to the availability of Nampa/Caldwell On-Demand, which will continue to be available Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Riders will also use the new routes 56 and 58 in Caldwell, the updated Route 42, and Beyond Access for lost Access service areas
    View 2024 route map & schedule
  • Eagle OnDemand

    NO CHANGE 
    • VRT On-Demand provides corner-to-corner, on-demand bus service where riders are picked up at a nearby location and dropped off near their destination. Riders can book trips through the VRT OnDemand mobile app, website, or by calling the Help Desk.
    • There are no changes to the service area or availability of Eagle On-Demand, which continue to be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Riders can also connect to the routes 8, 9, 21, 24, 30, 40, or 45, or use the expanded Lyft Transit Connections
    View 2024 service map & summary
  • Access Service Route Badge

    Access

    ADJUSTED SERVICE 
    • Access is VRT’s complementary paratransit service, providing service within ¾ mile on either side of fixed bus routes
    • Designed to complement fixed-route and on-demand bus systems, this service is available to people who are unable to utilize the fixed-route or on-demand bus systems because of a disability
    • Access is a curb-to-curb transit service for the cities of Boise, Garden City, Nampa, Caldwell, and Meridian, offering service with the same hours as the bus system
    • Under the network redesign, the Access service area will be adjusted to match the new locations of the routes
    • In areas where bus routes will be eliminated, Access service will also be eliminated; riders will be able to use the new Beyond Access service
    View 2024 service map & summary
  • Beyond Access Service Route Badge

    Beyond Access

    NEW SERVICE 
    • This is a new regional service launching early 2024 for older adults and persons with disabilities that will provide no-cost trips in and between Canyon and Ada counties and offer more transportation options for those that qualify
    • Beyond Access unifies a variety of smaller service providers that offer transportation across different service zones, days, and times into a single, regional service available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    View 2024 service map & summary
  • Lyft Transit Connections

    ADJUSTED SERVICE 
    • Lyft Transit Connections is a partnership between VRT and Lyft that provides an affordable rideshare connection to nearby bus stops; the service is available from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday
    • Riders enter a promo code before their first trip, and a discount is automatically applied to qualifying rides; riders pay the first $2, and VRT picks up the rest of the tab up to $6
    • With the redesign, the Lyft Transit Connections service area will be expanded to cover within two (2) miles of the core bus network within Boise, including southeast Boise, south to the Boise Airport, and west to Cloverdale and The Village
    • 33 stops will be available within 2 miles of any location within the service area so riders can reach a fixed route
    • Under the redesign, the service hours will expand to weekdays from 5:15 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    View 2024 service map & summary
  • VRT Late Night

    ADJUSTED SERVICE 
    • Service area expanded through the city center of Meridian and south to Overland 

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