Transportation

‘Much needed’: VRT receives grant to help fuel big changes to State St.

Long-planned upgrades to Boise's State Street corridor got a boost with a federal grant. Valley Regional Transit won an $8.5 million federal grant from the...

We took Boise’s new ebikes for a spin. How Vall-ebike works

A trial of a new electric bike share program is underway in Boise. Vall-ebike, the brand name for the project from Valley Regional Transit,...

Idaho’s gas retailers are making record-breaking profit margins, but the AG is blocked from investigating

Gas prices are starting to fall nationwide, but prices in the Treasure Valley are still hovering around the $5 mark.  Data from the Idaho Attorney...

ITD answers questions on landslides and ‘natural variability’ of construction after BoiseDev reporting on Idaho 55

The Idaho Transportation Department released more information about the landslides on Idaho 55 along the busy corridor during the agency’s multi-year effort to straighten...

Big changes to key 2C route: ITD looks for public input on Karcher Rd. & interchange

The Idaho Transportation Department is inviting the community to learn more about two road projects in Canyon County. One of the projects is centered around...

Engineering firm tells Little ‘the project corridor is safe’ in letter on Idaho 55 project

A third-party engineer who consulted on the Idaho Highway 55 project wrote a letter to Governor Brad Little declaring the corridor safe for the...

‘Getting dangerous’: ITD knew of Idaho 55 issues before major slide that narrowly missed a driver. Now it’s millions over budget

On a crisp, late fall day last year, less than 200 feet made all the difference on Idaho Highway 55.  Just after 2 p.m. on...

Study to reopen Amtrak service to Boise steaming ahead

Efforts to reboot the mothballed passenger rail service through Boise are cruising ahead.  In November 2021, Congress passed President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package with $41.5...

ACHD looking at changes to bike lane design on 8th St. near school, church

A project to add more bike lanes on 8th Street in Boise is still on hold. In May, Ada County Highway District Commissioners considered...

Magic Valley Airport sees flights dwindle, leaving Twin Falls residents with fewer travel options

Back in May 2021, the Magic Valley Airport located in Twin Falls began a daily flight to and from Denver, accompanied by their existing...

Remote-controlled scooters in Boise won’t happen, after all

A plan to pilot riderless e-scooters on the streets of downtown Boise ran out of battery.  In late March, e-scooter company Spin told the City...

ITD formally announces it will leave Boise campus: future of large site near downtown unknown

The Idaho Transportation Department is a moving out of its State Street home that it has occupied for 61 years Come June 16, all the...

E-bikes set to hit downtown streets soon in trial program

A new option for getting around in Downtown Boise will hit the streets soon. As we told you in Idaho First earlier this year, the...

Boise Hunter Homes to request second traffic light into Dry Creek Ranch

A new traffic light could be coming to Idaho Highway 55.  Boise Hunter Homes is in the process of applying to build a new traffic...

Long-delayed Meridian bus route could launch soon

The long-anticipated Route 30 Pine could finally launch in Meridian this fall.  Meridian City Council heard the fiscal year 2023 budget presentation from Valley Regional...