Imagine this: A man lives in Caldwell and needs a ride to the airport, but he doesn’t want to leave his car in a parking garage for a week. Instead, he catches a neighborhood bus into Caldwell’s downtown and walks a block to a train platform. Then for just $2.50, he purchases a ticket for th…

Gardner Company executive Tommy Ahlquist hopes the downtown transit center his company is building in Boise will create momentum for more public transportation across the Treasure Valley.

On the list of perennial topics that never seem to make it through the process in the Idaho Legislature, the subject of local option taxes must break the top 10.

Dollie Iiams spends most of her afternoons eating with friends at the Parma Senior Center. The center serves lunch to seniors from around the area five days a week, but getting to the location or even doctor’s appointments and other necessities can be a challenge.

BOISE — In 1994, state legislators passed a law giving residents the opportunity to vote on the formation of public transportation authorities. Ada and Canyon county voters approved the authority in November 1998.

A few months ago, Christina Quinn of Caldwell began riding the intercounty bus to her job in Boise after her car broke down and she couldn’t afford to buy a new one. She said she was surprised at how much she’s saving by riding the bus.

Getting from here to there: THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC TRANSIT

A collection of articles from the Idaho Press-Tribune regarding public transit and traffic in the Treasure Valley.


Reporter Ruth Brown did an in-depth investigation into how Rape Kits are handled and ended up getting the Legislature involved.