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September 01 4:00 AM

Route 2, 3, 4

Routes 2, 3, 4: The stop at the airport has moved to the general public traffic lanes on the lower loop of Airport Way. The stop is located from pillar 14 to pillar 17 at the end of the arrivals pick up lanes

September 07 6:00 AM

Route 45

Route 45: detour The intersection of Idaho Ctr Blvd & Cherry Ln will be closed from 5/16/23 to 10/30/23 due to construction. The buses will detour from Idaho Ctr Blvd to Franklin Rd, then onto Black Cat Road to Cherry Ln. No stops will be missed.

September 07 6:00 AM

Route 42

Route 42 - Stop at Franklin & Robinson Rd SEC is closed due to construction. No Temp stop placed. Passengers can use the stop in front of Amazon listed as Franklin & Robinson Rd SWM.

September 08 7:00 AM

Route 16, 17

Route 16 and 17: due to construction on both the 16 and 17 expect delays.

September 22 12:00 AM

Route 17

Route 17: the outbound stop on Warm Springs and Walnut is closed; temp stop placed 300' far side.

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October 2022 Service Changes

VRT modified 5 routes, changed timing on 7 routes, and added one new route, effective October 3, 2022.

  • Harris Ranch via Parkcenter

    Minor time changes were made to improve on-time performance.


    Route 1 page
  • Roosevelt

    Minor time changes were made to improve on-time performance.


    Route 4 page
  • Emerald

    Minor time changes were made to better align with other routes departing Towne Square Mall.


    Route 5 page
  • Orchard

    Minor time changes were made to improve on-time performance.


    Route 6 page
  • Fairview/Ustick

    The twice-daily extension to Capital High School was eliminated.

    • Benefits: faster trip, less mileage, more regular schedule
    • Impact: two fewer daily boardings or alightings


    Route 7A page
  • Fairview/Towne Square Mall

    Minor time changes were made to improve on-time performance.


    Route 7B page
  • State Street

    Minor time changes were made to improve on-time performance.


    Route 9 page
  • Maple Grove

    Minor time changes were made to improve on-time performance.


    Route 12 page
  • Pine

    The new 30 Pine connects Ten Mile Crossing toThe Village via Pine to provide new service in Meridian and better connect growing regional centers.


    Route 30 page
  • Nampa/Meridian Express

    Two trips (the 6:55 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. inbound trips from the Happy Day Transit Center) were eliminated due to low ridership in addition to a minor reroute from Northside Road to Garrity Boulevard.

    • Benefits: Repurposing hours to more productive service on 42 Happy Day to Towne Square Mall (20 percent more productive) and increasing downtown Nampa transit access


    Route 40 page
  • Happy Day to Towne Square Mall

    A midday trip has been added. The additional trip will leave Happy Day Transit Center at 2:20 p.m. and arrive at Towne Square Mall at 3:33 p.m. The bus will leave Towne Square Mall and return to Happy Day at 5:05 p.m.

    • Benefits: Adds trip requested by customers and utilizes repurposed hours from Route 40


    Route 42 page
  • Caldwell Express

    The route now goes into service at Happy Day instead of Jefferson Middle School in Caldwell.

    • Benefit: Increase access for riders at no cost


    Route 43 page
  • Boise State/CWI via Fairview

    The 45 now reroutes from Interstate 84 to Cherry Lane/Fairview.

    • Benefits: Increases transit access for residents by 536%, access to jobs by 118%, and productivity from a previously low-performing service by 70%
    • Impact: Longer travel times.
    Route 45 page

October 2021 Service Changes

Valley Regional Transit staff has been working towards further improving service as outlined in ValleyConnect 2.0.

The VRT Board of Directors approved service changes that were implemented on October 4, 2021. These changes impact Boise fixed-route and inter-county service.

In response to continued low ridership and the uncertainty of a resurgent COVID variant they also postponed the launch of the 30 Pine route and suspended the Eagle extension on the 9 State Street (see COVID-19 Service Impacts below).

The October 2021 changes move VRT closer to the goals outlined in VC2.0, including improving on-time performance, increasing frequency on premium routes, as well as improving safety for operators and passengers.

These changes include a change at where buses pick up and drop off passengers at Main Street Station. Routes 7A, 7B, 8X, 9, 40 and 43 will stage on Main Street between 9th and 8th streets. Route 1-6, 10, 16 and 17 will stage inside Main Street Station.

The October 2021 service changes impact the following routes:

  • 7A Fairview Ustick
  • 7B Fairview – Towne Square Mall
  • 11 Garden City
  • 17 Warm Springs
  • 29 Overland
  • 43 Caldwell Express


7B Increase Peak Frequency

The Route 7B Fairview Towne Square Mall added three morning peak direction trips from the Towne Square Mall to Main Street Station and four afternoon peak direction trips from Main Street Station to the Towne Square Mall.

Access the schedule additions to Route 7B.


7A/7B reroute at Curtis

In order to improve the on-time performance and safety of the 7A and 7B, there is a minor reroute of the eastbound 7A and 7B between Curtis Road and Orchard Street. The reroute would utilize the City Center on-ramp on Fairview, just East of Curtis Road. This reroute would avoid the signal at the Curtis Road and Orchard Street intersection, and the unprotected left turn from Orchard Street onto to I-184. This change resulted in the closure of two eastbound stops – Fairview and Laurel and Fairview and Orchard.

Access a map showing the route changes


Route 11 Garden City Elimination

The Route 11 Garden City ceased operations. To help accommodate riders who are adversely effected by this change, we added select stops from the 11 Garden City to the 8x Five Mile Chinden route to provide additional options to the riders of the 11 Garden City. Also, the majority of the 11 Garden City route was within the Lyft Transit Connections service area. Lyft Transit Connections provides another option for those losing service on the 11. Finally, because the 8X and Route 9 will continue, this change will not impact the ACCESS paratransit service area.
To learn more about other transportation options, you can visit the Share the Ride Idaho website

Access a map showing the new Route 8X stops along Chinden Boulevard


Route 17 Warm Springs

There is a reduction of peak period service on the Route 17 Warm Springs from service every 30 minutes, to service every 60 minutes.

Access a schedule showing the eliminated trips


Route 29 Overland

VRT implemented a minor reroute of the Route 29 Overland near Boise State University to improve travel times as well as safety for riders. Instead of traveling from University Drive to Boise Avenue via Chrisway Drive, the 29 bus now turns left onto Juanita, then travels down Potter Drive and Joyce Street before returning to University Drive to Beacon Street.

Access a map showing the new pathway for Route 29


Route 43 Caldwell Express

VRT reduced from two to one both the number of morning trips and afternoon/evening trips. After conducting a targeted survey, VRT staff selected the trips that sixty percent of survey respondents indicated was their preferred choice for trips.

Access a map showing the new schedule for Route 43


In addition, to the above changes, the Board of Directors agreed to the temporary suspension of the additional service on the 9 State Street where it travels to Eagle in the morning and afternoon, as well as the delay of the start of new Route 30 Pine in Meridian. This change was proposed due to the fact ridership has not returned to pre-pandemic levels, as well as the number of confirmed cases of the Delta variant continuing to rise. With the uncertainty about the duration of the pandemic, the start of the new Route 30 Pine and service on the 9 to Eagle will resume when the following conditions are met:

  • Ridership is up and at 90% of pre-COVID levels
  • COVID rates are stable/declining
  • Businesses are open


Meridian Service

The October 4 startup date for the 30 Pine is delayed. The delay is due in large part to the uncertainty about the Delta variant of COVID-19 and its potential impact on ridership. This service will connect Ten Mile and Franklin to the Village at Fairview Avenue and Eagle Road. The 30 Pine will run on a 30-minute frequency from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and connect to the routes 40 Nampa/Meridian Express and the 42 Happy Day to Towne Square Mall, providing commuters options to connect to Boise, Nampa and Caldwell.

Access a map showing the pathway for the Route 30


Route 9 State Street – Service to Eagle suspension

The Route 9 State Street has temporarily suspended service to Eagle. Before the changes, the 9 traveled to Eagle four times during the morning and three times in the evening. The suspension of service to Eagle is due in large part to the uncertainty about the Delta variant of COVID-19 and its potential impact on ridership.

Access a map for the Route 9 State Street

May 2021 Service Changes

Valley Regional Transit (VRT) implemented service changes to ValleyRide bus service on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

The changes involved timing modifications to 11 ValleyRide bus routes. Ten of the affected routes provide fixed-line service in Boise and Garden City, and one provides intercountry service between Nampa, Meridian and Boise. The timing changes are designed to improve on-time performance.

Here are links to the new timing schedules:

Route 1 Harris Ranch via Parkcenter
Route 2 Broadway
Route 3 Vista
Route 5 Emerald
Route 6 Orchard
Routes 7A/7B Fairview
Route 9 State Street
Route 12 Maple Grove
Route 29 Overland
Route 42 Happy Day to Towne Square Mall

October 2020 Service Changes

Valley Regional Transit (VRT) worked towards improving service in Ada and Canyon County in 2020. Our goal with these changes was to maximize the effectiveness of existing transit resources and connect more people to more places more often. Public transportation is important to the future of Ada County communities and there is public support for and interest in transit. The public wants more transit service during the commute period, in the evening, and on weekends. Transit is viewed as a benefit to employees.

The changes were implemented in two stages:

  • On October 1, 2020, all VRT bus routes in Boise/Garden City and intercounty routes had new schedule times. Changes to each route can be accessed by scrolling down. We also began providing new service to the city of Eagle via the #9 State Street.
  • On October 5, 2020, the existing fixed-route service in Nampa/Caldwell switched to a new on-demand service, VRT OnDemand. Routes 51, 52 and 55 were eliminated. You can now schedule a ride between any two bus stops with the on-demand service. The new bus service is named 150 VRT OnDemand.



We wanted to improve on-time performance by reducing the number of time points to roughly 10-minute intervals. All routes have timing adjustments.



This included streamlining schedule design and highlighting the destinations accessible by each route to improve route information for passengers.


  • Timing updates

    All Routes
    All ValleyRide bus routes in Boise/Garden City and intercounty routes have new schedule times.

  • Route 1

    Route 1
    New route pathway on Parkcenter. No longer provides service on Apple, Bown and Boise Avenue.

  • Route 2

    Route 2
    Later service until 9:30 p.m. on weekdays. New route pathway on Front Street. Route no longer provides service on Idaho Street.

  • Route 4

    Route 4
    New route pathway on River Street. No longer travel on 13th and Shoreline Drive.

  • Route 9

    Route 9
    Limited service to Eagle (four in the morning and three in the evening). Inbound trips from Eagle have a new pathway at Saxton.

  • Routes 3, 7A, 7B, and 9

    Routes 3, 7A, 7B, 9
    Later service until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday.

  • Routes 8 and 8x

    Routes 8 and 8X
    The Chinden at HP stop has been renamed Chinden at State of Idaho Campus.

  • Routes 51, 52, 55 – 
    We have closed down these routes and switched from a fixed-route system to an on-demand service in Nampa and Caldwell.

October 5, 2020 service changes in Canyon County

Route 51 Route 52 

Revenue and ridership in Canyon County have not kept up with cost or performance expectations. Attempts to adjust service levels and routes within those resources continue to lead to low quality services and continuing poor system performance. Accordingly, VRT staff evaluated Canyon County local services to determine how those services could be redesigned to be more productive within the limited resources currently available.

VRT researched and evaluated innovative approaches to transit and determined an on-demand transit system has a high probability of achieving the desired results for the services within the existing financial constraints.

VRT staff expects to build new ridership contracts and/or funding partnerships with the expanded service area. Staff also expects to see increased efficiencies and higher ridership revenue over the term of the on-demand pilot term. If this pilot is successful, it will become the model for on demand transit within other VRT service areas.

We closed down routes 51, 52 and 55 and moved from a fixed-route system to an on-demand service in Nampa and Caldwell.