Keep Boise Moving

Transportation Survey

Each year, Valley Regional Transit (VRT) works with local cities and stakeholders to identify upcoming transit service investment priorities. This year, we need your assistance in determining which routes and services to prioritize. VRT has created a short survey where you can provide feedback that helps VRT and city staff shape transportation priorities over the next two years.

The survey is now closed. Results will be made available soon.

Background

The City of Boise recently agreed to allocate $1 million in funding to Valley Regional Transit (VRT) over the next two years in an effort to improve public transit services throughout Boise. Funding is primarily allocated to the three “Premium Service Routes” outlined in the City of Boise’s Transportation Action Plan: 1) The #9 (State Street) from Downtown Boise to Glenwood, the #7 (Fairview) from Downtown Boise to the Towne Square Mall, and the #3 (Vista) from Downtown Boise to the Boise Airport. In addition to the City of Boise, the cities of Meridian and Eagle, and other funding partners are also considering increasing their contributions to transit service.

If you would like to learn more about VRT’s plans to improve public transit, visit their ValleyConnect 2.0 website for more information.

About Keep Boise Moving

A comprehensive and efficient transportation system is critical to Boise’s future success. As the city grows, its transportation network must evolve to meet the changing needs of the community while also sustaining high livability and a robust economy.

As part of the effort to develop a well-balanced transportation system that best serves the community, the City of Boise produced the Transportation Action Plan (TAP) in 2016. The TAP represents the city’s comprehensive vision for its transportation future, but realization of this vision requires engagement and collaboration with the community and various partner agencies.

To that end, Mayor and Council created Keep Boise Moving, which aims to create an integrated land use and transportation strategy over the next several years.

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Boise’s Transportation Principles

A successful transportation strategy is founded on a shared set of core principles. Mayor and Council developed three pillars to guide Boise’s transportation vision.

Diversified

Dynamic and resilient cities make all transportation modes available. Boise’s system is currently only built for one mode: single occupancy vehicles. In focusing efforts on alternatives such as biking, walking and transit, all people will have real transportation choices that help reduce congestion and shape a more sustainable city.

Innovative

Addressing congestion in all forms requires taking existing infrastructure and making it more efficient through smarter traffic control systems, better physical infrastructure for walking, biking and transit, and more adaptable to modern technologies such as E-bikes, E-scooters and ride sharing services. By optimizing what exists today and embracing modern technologies, the city will be well positioned for the future.

Achievable

A well-rounded transportation system can only be realized if there are practical goals that lead to real changes in how people get around and in the modes they choose to use. Through working with agency partners and collaboratively planning for the future, the community’s changing transportation needs can be met.

By 2040

20,000 New Living Units Needed

Over the next 20 years, it is estimated that Boise will need 20,000 new living units to accommodate the growth we are experiencing.

200,000 New Vehicle Trips

This additional growth equates to 200,000 new vehicle trips per day in 2040.

2040 Weekday Vehicle Trips

By 2040, it is estimated that the average weekday vehicle trips will be:

  • I84 West: 190,200 trips
  • I84 East: 38,700 trips
  • State Street: 44,500 trips

Source: COMPASS Communities in Motion 2040 Plan, 2014: City of Boise 2015 Housing Needs Analysis

Keep Boise Moving Goals

  • Prioritize alternative transportation modes: Work with partner agencies to improve transportation infrastructure and services throughout the city.
  • Educate, promote, and norm it: Help Boiseans better understand how to use different modes of transportation and encourage the usage of other modes throughout the city with help from neighborhoods, schools and employers.

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