Boise’s public transportation options are pretty meager, and their usage is low. But Valley Regional Transit is trying to hack the code to get more Treasure Valley residents on buses.
Under the leadership of former Boise City Councilmember Elaine Clegg, the regional transit authority has revealed the “Better Bus” initiative, dialing back some routes to increase bus frequency on already popular routes.
“Historically, VRT has focused on a coverage-based system by providing routes in as many places as possible to connect passengers across the region,” the proposal says. “To increase the convenience of the system, grow ridership, and meet the desires of our riders we must move towards a higher frequency system.”
The left side of this map shows existing routes; The right side shows proposed changes. (VRT)
The redesign is nearing completion, and the VRT board plans to make final decisions on Oct. 2. Before then, however, the agency is asking for public input one last time. The entire network redesign is online, with space for comments at the bottom. Find out how the changes would affect you and weigh in with your thoughts!
The comment period closes this Friday.
VRT hopes to make any approved service changes next summer.