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February 08 12:00 AM


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

February 02 12:00 AM


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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Rules & Safety

Know Before Your Trip

While onboard the bus, we ask that you observe a few courtesies to make the ride easier, safer, and more comfortable for yourself and other passengers.

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    Prohibited On The Bus

    Smoking (including smokeless electronic cigarettes) or drinking alcohol

    Refusing to pay the fare


    Using profanity, or engaging in disruptive behavior

    Threatening or harassing the driver or other passengers

    Spraying of aerosol cans or misting substances (e.g. perfume)

    Open food or non-spill-proof drink containers

    Flammables (such as gas cans) and vehicle batteries

    Strollers, grocery carts, etc. that are too large to fit between the rows of seats

    Animals (except service animals) that are not in an approved container that can fit on your lap

    Snow skis

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    Requirements To Ride The Bus

    Wear shirts and shoes

    Listen to music only through headphones and keep the volume low enough so other riders can’t hear it

    Remain seated while bus is in motion (when possible)

    Keep your feet off the seats

    Keep your hands, arms and head inside the bus.

    Do not shout out the window

    Respect fellow riders – no loud talking with passengers or on your cell phone

    No refunds or replacement bus passes for purchased, lost, expired, or stolen passes.

    Our policy for passengers who want to remain on the same bus for extended periods of time is they may only ride a bus route from the stop they used to get on the bus back to the same stop. Once the passenger leaves the bus, he or she may ride another bus or wait for the next bus on the same route to ride again.

Business man riding the bus listening to music with headphones from his cell phone

What about baggage?

Baggage that can be stored under a passenger’s seat, on a passenger’s lap, and/or on the seat next to the passenger will be admitted. The luggage/baggage cannot protrude to another seat, into the aisle, or otherwise interfere with other passengers. Baggage that will not be admitted on board include any large, bulky, dangerous, or offensive article that may cause harm or discomfort to any passenger.


What about smoking?

Smoking is prohibited on all Valley Regional Transit vehicles, as well as in these areas:

  • Inside or outside Main Street Station, the Happy Day Transit Center or the Valley Regional Transit Administrative Offices.
  • Within the bus transfer location on the south side of Main Street between 9th Street and 8th Street.
  • Within the bus transfer location at the Boise Towne Square Mall, consisting of the entire raised concrete waiting location and extending out twenty (20) feet into the parking lot on all sides.
  • Within 20 feet of all other bus stops, benches, stations, platforms, and shelters.


What about mobility devices?

Mobility devices such as wheelchairs and scooters are allowed on our buses. Please note that mandatory securement is required for all mobility devices inside the bus.

View of baggage space under bus seats