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The Case for Transit – Who Rides the Bus? / Why Take the Bus?

January 14 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Despite recent changes in our collective commuting patterns, the importance of reliable, affordable, and safe transit is paramount. Essential workers, students, and seniors rely on public transit to get to work, school, and necessary services. Communities built to support transit are healthier, more prosperous, and more resilient. This series explores the case for transit in three parts.
In the treasure valley, nearly 1.25 million trips were made by bus in 2019. In this session, we will meet bus users and explore what the data is telling us about rider demographics and future transportation needs for our valley. Who are these present and future transit users and why do they use this mode versus another?
Online event – idaho.uli.org
Tara Wolfson, Director, Idaho Refugees
Rachel Haukkala, Planner, COMPASS
Kaite Justice, Director, CityGo
Ethan Schweitzer-Gaslin, Bus Commuter
Nora Carpenter, President & CEO, United Way of Treasure Valley
Derik Ellis, Managing Partner, SMHeuristics
Moderated by Kelli Badesheim, Executive Director, Valley Regional Transit
The Case for Transit is sponsored by Capital City Development Corp., HDR, Inc., and Valley Regional Transit


January 14
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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