Valley Regional Transit hosting open house on public transportation in Eagle Thursday

VRT hosting transportation open house in Eagle
Posted at 10:08 AM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 16:24:37-04

EAGLE, Ida. — Valley Regional Transit is hosting a public open house Thursday, June 6, to gather comments about the possibility of expanding public transportation services within Eagle city limits and the region.

VRT planners and city staff have been meeting to explore ways to achieve public transportation improvements as presented in ValleyConnect 2.0, a plan for transit expansion in the region, and the State Street Transit Operation Plan. Both plans envision robust service between Eagle and Boise along State Street/Highway 44. One proposal includes extending several rush hour trips for the #9 State Street route from Glenwood to the Ballantyne Park & Ride in West Eagle.

“For many years we have been working with our partners to expand transit service in the State Street corridor,” said Kelli Badesheim, VRT Executive Director. “We are very excited to be working with the City of Eagle and so many others on expanding transit service on this congested and growing corridor.”

The City of Eagle currently provides local funding to help operate public transportation services in Ada County, including a dial-a-ride service within Eagle primarily for seniors and persons with disabilities.

Those who cannot attend the June 6 open house will have an opportunity to review transit information online and provide input via an online survey. The open house is from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Eagle City Council Chambers on East Civic Lane.