Individuals

Transportation Options

Residents, commuters and visitors in Ada County and Canyon County have many transportation options.

Fixed-Route and Commuter Bus Service

Click on the links below to see what fixed route and/or commuter services are available in your city:

Vanpool

A vanpool is a group of 8 to 12 commuters who share the ride in a van provided by the vanpool organization. The driver, who is one of the commuters, rides for free and the other passengers pay a monthly rate to cover expenses. The group of commuters set the schedule and route for their van. Either the beginning or the end of the vanpool trip must be in Ada or Canyon counties.

  • Trips that either start or end in Ada County – ACHD Commuteride
  • Trips that either start or end in Canyon County and don’t go to Ada County – (valleyride,com)
  • Carpool: Carpooling is two or more persons sharing the ride using one of their vehicles.
  • Rideshare Online can help you find potential carpool partners. –Rideshare Online
  • Parks & Rides: Park & Rides located throughout Ada and Canyon counties provide places where people can park their car and meet up with carpools, vanpools, and transit service.

Paratransit Service

Paratransit service is transit service for persons with disabilities that keep them from using traditional bus service. The disability may be permanent or temporary. Individuals must apply and qualify to use ACCESS service. The bus will pick up customers at their origin and take them to their destination. In most areas the service is provided within ¼ mile on either side of a local fixed route transit service. The following communities have ACCESS service:

 

Car Share

Become a member of a Car Share organization and have access to a vehicle when you need it without the expense of owning a car.

Taxi Script

Taxi Script provides subsidized taxi rides in Boise for qualified persons who cannot drive.

Bike Riding

Boise GreenBike is Boise's first bike share program. Become a member and utilize one of the 114 bikes at 10 stations located throughout Downtown Boise and Boise State University. LEARN MORE

 

Treasure Valley has many designated bike routes for recreation and commuting.

Dial-A-Ride / Flex Route Service

Dial-A-Ride and Flex Route transit services do not have fixed schedules. Depending on individual service, some have fixed stops and some do not. Dial-A-Ride and Flex Route services require a reservation. The following communities have Dial-A-Ride or Flex Route service:

Volunteer Driver

The Treasure Valley offers a variety of volunteer-based programs to help seniors, veterans, and those with disabilities get where you need or want to go.

  • Volunteer transportation services for seniors, veterans, those with disabilities, and others in Ada and Canyon County
    • GoRide
    • Senior centers in Star, Parma, Melba, Meridian, Homedale, Eagle
  • Volunteer transportation services for veterans to VA medical facilities in the Treasure Valley

Services

Travel Training

Travel trainers are available to help individuals and groups learn how to ride the bus and plan your travel.

Guaranteed Ride Home

If you take the bus or vanpool to work and need to get home in an emergency, Guaranteed Ride Home allows you to use a taxi to get where you need to go.

Pass Sales

Vanpool

For information on where to buy vanpool passes, incentives and prices:

  • Trips that either start or end in Ada County – ACHD Commuteride
  • Trips that either start or end in Canyon County and don’t go to Ada County – Under development
  • Combination Passes - No longer available

Trip Reservations: Flex Route, Dial a Ride and Paratransit service require a reservation.

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