Valleyride Transit System Information Now Available on State 511 Website

12-Apr-2013 April 9, 2013

CONTACT:  Mark Carnopis, Community Relations Manager, Valley Regional Transit, (208) 258-2702

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Valleyride transit system information now available on state 511 website

MERIDIAN – Valleyride has become the latest transit system in Idaho to become part of the state’s 511 Traveler’s Services System website (www.511.idaho.gov).   Now transit riders in Ada and Canyon counties can find route, schedule and bus stop information on the interactive website.

“Our presence on the 511 website is a big step forward towards providing more comprehensive transit information to our customers,” said Mary Barker, services development manager for Valley Regional Transit. “We are excited about this new outlet for information and the additional website enhancements planned for later this year.”  

The Valleyride transit system is the ninth transit system in Idaho to post information about its transit services on the 511 site. ValleyRide information on the website includes interactive route maps for all city and inter county routes.  Customers can mouse over a bus stop and see the next three scheduled pick-up times at that stop.  Full route schedule information is also available.

Barker said the future information enhancements for the Valleyride system include:
  • Smart phone applications
  • Posting route detours on route maps
  • Providing real time locations of  where buses are along the routes and updated bus stop pickup times based on any delays 

In addition to transit information, the website includes up-to-date information on state roads and driving conditions.


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