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
Links and stuffs
- Timestamps to be posted.
- 1:17:26 Correction: electric cars don't produce much brake dust -- just the tire rubber. Our point about them still being polluting cars stands.
References & notes
-  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
-  Mass Transit: PA: Rechargeable trains might link West Chester to Philly
-  Wikipedia: Silicon Valley BART extension
-  KTVB: Is the Treasure Valley ready for the massive population growth expected by 2040?
-  Wikipedia: Boise metropolitan area
-  FTA: Valley Regional Transit Agency Profile
-  COMPASS: Treasure Valley High Capacity Transit Study - 2020 Update
-  Valley Regional Transit: Transportation Development Plan 2021-2025 (draft)
-  KTVB: ValleyRide bus service in Nampa/Caldwell moves to on-demand
-  Wikipedia: Valley Regional Transit
-  Idaho Press: History of Valley Regional Transit
-  Valley Regional Transit: Service Change Archives
-  Boise State University: Trolley Town
-  Boise Valley Streetcars and Interurbans
-  VRT System Map
-  OpenRailwayMap
-  BoiseDev: McLean not high on rail dream for Downtown Boise circulator
-  BoiseDev: "T" for transit: Decision made on Boise streetcar; inside the push to make it a reality