The Armchair Planners visit Boise: Episode 27

(or listen on YouTube)

Boise is known for its Basque Block, huge thrifting scene, great access to nature, and crippling traffic jams. Why? For decades now, Idaho's leaders have refused to plan for growth, and Boiseans (as well as everyone else living in the Treasure Valley) are paying the price. Today, we discuss where Boise is, where it's been, and where it needs to go for a better, more sustainable future.

The bus-only crayon for Boise; maybe the author will be happy with the rail one someday and share it. here

The Treasure Valley study: PDF


References & notes

  1. [1] Mass Transit: Santa Clara VTA receives authority to pursue federal funding for up to 50 percent of the cost of Phase II of the BART Silicon Valley Extension Project
  2. [2] Mass Transit: PA: Rechargeable trains might link West Chester to Philly
  3. [3] Wikipedia: Silicon Valley BART extension
  4. [4] KTVB: Is the Treasure Valley ready for the massive population growth expected by 2040?
  5. [5] Wikipedia: Boise metropolitan area
  6. [6] FTA: Valley Regional Transit Agency Profile
  7. [7] COMPASS: Treasure Valley High Capacity Transit Study - 2020 Update
  8. [8] Valley Regional Transit: Transportation Development Plan 2021-2025 (draft)
  9. [9] KTVB: ValleyRide bus service in Nampa/Caldwell moves to on-demand
  10. [10] Wikipedia: Valley Regional Transit
  11. [11] Idaho Press: History of Valley Regional Transit
  12. [12] Valley Regional Transit: Service Change Archives
  13. [13] Boise State University: Trolley Town
  14. [14] Boise Valley Streetcars and Interurbans
  15. [15] VRT System Map
  16. [16] OpenRailwayMap
  17. [17] BoiseDev: McLean not high on rail dream for Downtown Boise circulator
  18. [18] BoiseDev: "T" for transit: Decision made on Boise streetcar; inside the push to make it a reality