Service Changes

Service changes implemented Monday, January 15, 2018

Substantial changes to the Nampa/Caldwell fixed route bus system were implemented beginning Monday, January 15, 2018. These changes involve combining the four existing Nampa/Caldwell routes into two routes. In addition, Route 42 will be extended to include the Happy Day Transit Center as a stop, and there will be new timepoints for routes 41-42. 

The service changes were approved by the Valley Regional Transit Board of Directors in September 2017. The changes are designed to improve connections to new developments, increase ridership and enhance connections to key institutions. These service changes eliminate little-used route segments and reallocates those resources in order to provide new access to high-demand locations

More details about the Nampa/Caldwell changes:

Routes 51-54 is replaced by two routes – Route 51 East Nampa (CWI-Greenhurst) and Route 52 Caldwell Boulevard (Caldwell and Nampa). Route 51 provides service between the College of Western Idaho and Garrity and south Nampa. The new route provides two-way service along 16th Street and better access to the WinCo grocery store and the Nampa Gateway shopping center. Service runs all-day Monday through Friday between 6:45 a.m. and 7:15 p.m.  Service frequency will be every 30 minutes between 6:45 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. with service every hour between 8:15 a.m. and 4:45  p.m.

Route 52 Caldwell Boulevard connects to Route 51 at 12th Ave Rd. and W. Iowa Ave and on 12th Ave S and 4th St S. The new route provides service along the Nampa/Caldwell Boulevard, including a stop at the Treasure Valley Marketplace. When it arrives in Caldwell, the bus serves a section of south Caldwell before traveling along the Franklin corridor and access to local offices of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the Idaho Department of Labor, and a popular Veterans Affairs clinic. Service frequency will be every hour between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00  p.m.

More details about the Intercounty route changes

The Route 42 Intercounty (Caldwell-Towne Square Mall) now stops at the Happy Day Transit Center on Cleveland Boulevard in Caldwell. The rest of the route pathway is unchanged. Route 42 has new timepoints.

The Route 41 Intercounty (Caldwell-Boise State) has new timepoints. These changes will benefit riders by providing longer spacing times between the route pathway section shared by both Route 41 and Route 42.

If you have any questions about the service changes, you can send them to info@valleyregionaltransit.org or call 208-345-7433.