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Bus riders find merit in public transit (access required)

There’s a stigma to riding the bus in the Treasure Valley. Donna Bernardelli, who rides to work at the Moffatt Thomas law firm every day, hears it all the time. “’Are you afraid to drive? Do you have a DUI?’” ...

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Commuter rail tops wish list for Treasure Valley leaders (access required)

If money and political will were no object and there were no limits to building a public transit system for a population heading to 1 million people, what would the system look like? Right off the top, the mayors of ...

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Commuteride vanpool fills a public transit gap (access required)

Sylvia Marmon is at the steering wheel, as she has been for 17 years with  Commuteride, the Ada County Highway District vanpool service. ACHD has offered Commuteride since 1976 for commuters from neighboring counties. Generally, drivers rotate among vanpool riders, ...

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Traditional public transit competes with sharing community (access required)

Cities are still committed to massive investments in traditional forms of public transit dating back more than a century: buses, streetcars, subways, light rail, commuter rail. But how much will they fit in the future? “Transportation itself is changing really ...

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The future of public transit: Where’s the money? (access required)

Cities and states and voters are giving thumbs up to expansive public transit projects in many places around the country, but not in Idaho. The state stands out in the U.S. in terms of meager public transit funding. The November ...

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Survey: Treasure Valley residents would like more public transit options (access required)

The Treasure Valley, like nearly all western cities, is designed entirely for automotive transport. Public officials who would like to build substantial, rider-convenient public transit in Idaho face a daunting obstacle: there is no dedicated funding for public transit. Other ...

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Treasure Valley leaders face off on the future of public transit

The population of the Treasure Valley is expected to grow from 640,000 to 1 million by 2040, and by who knows how much more in the decades beyond that. Many public officials agree that the roads and parking aren’t adequate ...

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