Pocatello Regional Transit

Pocatello Regional Transit Proudly serving southeast Idaho for over 40 years!

Pocatello Regional Transit is a department within the City of Pocatello (Public Transit Department). Transit services provided by PRT in Idaho Transportation District #5 have been greatly assisted by County and Municipal organizations, Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and the Area Administration on Aging.

Mission: The mission of the Pocatello Regional Transit is to provide safe, reliable, efficient and coordinated public transit to our customers throughout the service area, while being responsive to user needs and careful stewards of our limited resources and of the natural environment.

City of Pocatello - City Hall
04/21/2020

City of Pocatello - City Hall

We know it’s tough to stay home. We know the challenges you are facing. Please know your City of Pocatello employees continue to work to keep your city safe, your garbage picked up, your water flowing, and more. Please stay home for us. We’re stronger together.

Google used today's Doodle to recognize public transit workers who are providing essential trips during the COVID-19 pan...
04/14/2020

Google used today's Doodle to recognize public transit workers who are providing essential trips during the COVID-19 pandemic. PRT's staff is working hard to keep you safe with increased cleaning/disinfecting measures to maintain essential transportation. As a safety reminder, please only ride the bus for essential purposes.

City of Pocatello - City Hall
03/27/2020

City of Pocatello - City Hall

In compliance with Governor Brad Little’s statewide stay-home order, the City has limited services and staff to only those deemed essential for City operations.

Pocatello Police Officers and Firefighters will continue to operate as normal. However, the Police Station and Fire Stations and their associated services are closed to the public. The Police Department lobby will remain open. However, the records division and other divisions are operating with limited support staff. Non-essential property releases from the Police Department have been postponed until the order is lifted. Essential releases will be by appointment only.

All Sanitation Department services will operate as normal.

Water Department staff are available to answer general water-service questions Monday through Friday at 208-234-6174. Employees will still respond to emergencies and water quality concerns. Staff can be reached at the department’s emergency phone, 208-234-6181. Employees will continue to monitor the system, make necessary repairs, and perform water quality sampling.

The Water Pollution Control Department is limiting operations to plant operation only. Residents can still report sewer-related emergencies by phone at 208-705-6442.

Pocatello Regional Transit (PRT) will continue operating the A, B, C, and E routes for essential travel only. Vehicles are being rotated every shift for disinfecting. Door-to-door service is limited to essential trips only. For questions about door-to-door services, please contact PRT at 208-234-2287 as some routes have been canceled.

Utility Billing Department staff are available to answer questions regarding payments, services, and billing by phone at 208-234-6241 and email. The department will still accept payments via mail, dropboxes, phone, and online at pocatello.us/356/Utility-Bill-Pay.

Street Operations Department personnel are available on an on-call basis to perform essential repairs such as malfunctioning stoplights, regulatory sign repairs, patching large potholes, and flood control.

The Pocatello Animal Shelter will be closed to the public. Staff will continue to care for the animals at the shelter and Animal Control Officers are operating as normal. Office staff are available to answer questions via phone at 208-234-6156. Pet parents who need to claim an animal that has been picked up by an officer can call for an appointment. The shelter will not be accepting animals from the public during the stay-home order.

Building Department staff are still available to issue building permits and perform inspections. The Building Department window at City Hall is closed and residents are asked to call 208-234-6158 or email [email protected] for more information.

The Marshall Public Library remains closed to the public and residents are encouraged to utilize their online offerings at marshallpl.org.

The Pocatello Parks and Recreation offices and Community Recreation Center will remain closed to the public. Residents can still contact Parks and Recreation Department staff Monday through Friday 208-232-3901. Additionally, the two City-owned golf courses will be closed for the duration of the order. Zoo Idaho will continue to care for zoo animals. Cemetery Division staff are still available via phone or email.

City employees are still available to answer resident questions at all City departments via email or by phone including staff in the Mayor/Council Department at City Hall. Citizens are also encouraged to utilize the City’s website, https://pocatello.us, to answer their questions, find forms, etc.

Officials thank the public for their patience and understanding during this time.

For more information and to view Governor Little’s stay-home order, visit https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/127/2020/03/statewide-stay-home-order_032520.pdf.

City officials encourage all residents to take precautions to protect themselves from novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Additional information on ways to help prevent the spread of the disease can be found at siphidaho.org/coronavirus.php, coronavirus.idaho.gov, and cdc.gov.

The City of Pocatello is actively monitoring the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation and working with health experts.  The sa...
03/13/2020
COVID-19/Coronavirus

The City of Pocatello is actively monitoring the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation and working with health experts. The safety of our riders, employees, and community is our top priority. PRT has implemented and is prepared for additional measures, should the situation progress. At this time, we are continuing regular operation while remaining on alert. To learn more, visit https://pocatellotransit.com/covid-19-coronavirus

COVID-19/Coronavirus The City of Pocatello is actively monitoring the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation and working with health experts. Additionally, the City has organized a website (https://pocatello.us/773/COVID-19Coronavirus) which contains resources and information for the latest on novel coronav...

As a reminder, PRT is closed today, Monday, February 17, 2020 in observance of President's Day.  Regular services will r...
02/17/2020

As a reminder, PRT is closed today, Monday, February 17, 2020 in observance of President's Day. Regular services will resume Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

02/03/2020
City of Pocatello - City Hall

City of Pocatello - City Hall

Due to inclement weather, Pocatello Regional Transit is canceling all non-essential trips today.

The A, B, C, D, and E routes will be running as normal.

If you have questions about service, please contact PRT at 208-234-2287.

01/28/2020
BengalWorks

BengalWorks

Hot off the press is this cool bus wrap! Be sure to keep an eye out for it rolling around. This was a fun, bright, and big wrap that is sure to turn some head. Pocatello Regional Transit
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#bus #wrap #transit #geometric #vehiclewrap #design #banners #print #graphicdesign #blue #green #gold #navy #socialmedia #pocatelloidaho #southeasternidaho #idaho #local #buswrap #bold #different

Pocatello Children's Clinic
10/10/2019

Pocatello Children's Clinic

Let us know if you see this awesome bus around town! Thanks PRT for letting us put some kids on your bus. Pocatello Regional Transit

We'd like to thank everyone (especially our special visitors) who came and visited us at the trolley at the Kind Communi...
09/19/2019

We'd like to thank everyone (especially our special visitors) who came and visited us at the trolley at the Kind Community Event on Monday. It was a great turnout and a lot of fun for everyone.

Interested in a rewarding and flexible part-time job? PRT has an immediate need for part-time operator positions. Even i...
09/12/2019
Employment Opportunities | City of Pocatello

Interested in a rewarding and flexible part-time job? PRT has an immediate need for part-time operator positions. Even if you don't have a CDL, we'll help you get it! Visit https://www.pocatello.us/546/Employment-Opportunities and select "Part-Time Transit Driver" to view the job description and how to apply.

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Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
06/27/2019
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

The buses were purchased for Pocatello Regional Transit with DEQ funds through an EPA targeted airshed grant. The goal is to get more folks to ride the bus instead of driving their own vehicles, thus reducing emissions and improving the air quality in the region.

Public Transportation
06/05/2019
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Why are you “on board” for transit? Stories are powerful, and we need #Voices4Transit advocates to share why #publictransportation is important to you. Please share your story today.

City of Pocatello
05/31/2019
City of Pocatello

City of Pocatello

Pocatello Regional Transit Unveils “Summer Youth Pass”

'Without them I wouldn't have my independence'
05/29/2019
'Without them I wouldn't have my independence'

'Without them I wouldn't have my independence'

62-year-old Mary Jo Lucero has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair, but that doesn't stop her from getting everywhere she needs to go.

We honor all the fallen men and women who've served to protect the freedoms we now enjoy. As a reminder, PRT is closed t...
05/27/2019

We honor all the fallen men and women who've served to protect the freedoms we now enjoy. As a reminder, PRT is closed today Monday, May 27, 2019, with NO SERVICES in observance of Memorial Day. Regular services will resume Tuesday, May 28.

Portneuf Valley Bike to Work
05/22/2019

Portneuf Valley Bike to Work

Did you know that you can track your miles while riding on Pocatello Regional Transit? Did you also know that your Bike to Work Wristband 2019 will get you FREE rides on 8 commuter routes from now until June 13th? Check out there website to plan your next ride! https://pocatellotransit.com/fixed-route-services/

Public Transportation
05/15/2019

Public Transportation

The way Americans move is changing. Mobility options give us the flexibility to we need to live our best lives. Learn more about mobility and the role of public transportation by visiting: www.voicesforpublictransit.org

Today at 4 PM, we will be at the Bike to Work kick-off.
05/13/2019

Today at 4 PM, we will be at the Bike to Work kick-off.

Pocatello Regional Transit will be doing live demonstrations for the public at the Bike to Work kick off on how to ride transit with your Bicycle. They will also have a new bus that will be open for tours! Come join us at the Kick- Off on Monday, May 13th 4-6 pm , Pocatello Old Town Pavilion. #PVB2W #Alternatetransportation #publictransit #PRT

Got questions, we've got answers!  Visit our our "How To Ride" resources on our website or give us a call at 208-234-ABU...
05/01/2019
How to Ride

Got questions, we've got answers! Visit our our "How To Ride" resources on our website or give us a call at 208-234-ABUS.

Yes, all of PRT’s bus fleet is accessible with ADA features including wheelchair lifts/ramps which complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. PRT is committed to providing services to all customers, including passengers with disabilities. In addition, PRT offers door-to-door ...

Public Transportation
04/23/2019

Public Transportation

National #GetOnBoard Day on April 25 is about riders and #publictransit systems. It’s also about economic opportunities, increased mobility, job creation, and much, much more. Join us to celebrate #publictransportation and its benefits for communities of all sizes. Learn more from the latest #Voices4Transit blog https://bit.ly/2UynrRp

City of Pocatello - City Hall
04/18/2019
City of Pocatello - City Hall

City of Pocatello - City Hall

The vehicles feature a low-floor design with no entry steps, 18 passenger seats, and 3 wheelchair stations. The buses are fully ADA accessible.

The vehicles were purchased using a combination of federal, state, and City funds for a total cost of $743,050. The five buses utilized by the urban program cost $530,750, of which, $424,600 was covered by grants from the Federal Transit Administration and the remaining $106,150 by Pocatello Regional Transit. The two buses going to the rural program were 100 percent funded by $212,300 in grants from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality.

In 2018, PRT served 293,148 passengers with its buses traversing 704,374 miles.

12/06/2018
City of Pocatello - City Hall

City of Pocatello - City Hall

Next Friday’s Tour of Lights is SOLD OUT!

Spots are still available on Thursday (12/13) and tickets can be purchased at PRT’s Transit Center, 5815 South 5th Avenue.

Pocatello Regional Transit's cover photo
11/29/2018

Pocatello Regional Transit's cover photo

Thank you Gate City Rotary Club - Pocatello for your generous donations in supporting youth and providing a way for them...
11/02/2018

Thank you Gate City Rotary Club - Pocatello for your generous donations in supporting youth and providing a way for them to gain access to the community!

Thank you Rotarians and guests! Last week in our meeting we were able to raise enough money to purchase 280 PRT buss passes! These bus passes will be placed in the Rotary Youth Closet at The Pocatello Chubbuck School District. This kind donation will provide transportion for youth who need to get to work, home or school. #makingadifference
#rotarygives #rotaryyouthcloset

10/31/2018

Happy Halloween from PRT!

Below is some Halloween tips to keep everyone safe and have a "spook"tacular evening.

Help protect trick-or-treaters by following these driving safety tips:
1. Drive slowly and take caution when passing stopped vehicles.
2. Park your mobile phone and avoid distractions.
3. Watch for children darting into the street.
4. Yield to young pedestrians/children who might not stop.
5. Remember to use your turn signals and hazard lights if stopped.

And, to keep your own trick-or-treaters safe:
1. Teach them how to properly cross streets and look both ways.
2. Consider indoor community Halloween programs for younger kids. Some communities also offer to help you inspect your kids' treats to make sure they're safe to eat.
3. Brighten them up. Give them flashlights and glow sticks, and/or use reflective tape on their costumes, so drivers can see them.

City of Pocatello - City Hall
10/18/2018

City of Pocatello - City Hall

Here are a few shots from today’s ribbon cutting for the new 7th and Sherman bus stop.

Pocatello Regional Transit

City of Pocatello - City Hall
10/17/2018
City of Pocatello - City Hall

City of Pocatello - City Hall

The public is invited to a ribbon cutting for the new bus stop at the corner of East Sherman Street and North 7th Avenue.

Thursday, October 18 at 11 a.m. the City of Pocatello will officially open the stop with the help of the Pocatello Chiefs. The stop features new sidewalks and crosswalks, Americans with Disabilities Act compliant ramps, a stormwater retention area, and a new fence.

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City of Pocatello - City Hall
09/18/2018

City of Pocatello - City Hall

Have you seen Pocatello Regional Transit’s Bengalized bus stops on the Idaho State University campus?

A big thank you to ISU for helping make these happen!

We still have a few goodies left over from the ISU Welcome Back Orange & Black event. ISU students, you have until Monda...
08/24/2018

We still have a few goodies left over from the ISU Welcome Back Orange & Black event. ISU students, you have until Monday to enter and win. Like us on Facebook, take a photo while on the bus and make sure to tag #ridePRT to get entered. Winner gets the basket full of goodies, swag, and a Semester bus pass.

City of Pocatello - City Hall
08/22/2018

City of Pocatello - City Hall

Thank you to everyone who stopped by one of the City’s booths at Welcome Back Orange & Black!

Center Street Underpass will be closed August 6 - September 7. With the closure, B Route will not service the stop at Bo...
08/01/2018

Center Street Underpass will be closed August 6 - September 7. With the closure, B Route will not service the stop at Bonneville and Union Pacific (old Greyhound depot). Passengers can catch B Route at Marshall Public Library or at Arthur and Lewis.

The Center Street Underpass will be closed Monday, August 6 through Friday, September 7 for maintenance.

Crews will be repairing the façade on the east and west sides of the underpass, reconstructing the medians, upgrading the vehicle tunnel lights to light-emitting diodes, and recoating the pedestrian railings.

During construction, all vehicle traffic will be detoured around the area. Crews will make every effort to accommodate pedestrian traffic; however, intermittent closures may be necessary.

Work is anticipated to wrap up Friday, September 7 but due to unforeseen circumstances, the work schedule may change.

Officials would like to thank the public for their understanding during construction and apologize for any inconvenience the closure may cause.

For more information on the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department, visit http://pocatello.us/street.

City of Pocatello - City Hall
07/31/2018

City of Pocatello - City Hall

Here’s a look at the 7th and Sherman Bus Stop project from the air.

Pocatello Regional Transit

Pocatello Regional Transit's cover photo
06/01/2018

Pocatello Regional Transit's cover photo

City of Pocatello - City Hall
05/30/2018
City of Pocatello - City Hall

City of Pocatello - City Hall

Starting June 4, Pocatello Regional Transit will begin operating the Summer D Route. The modified route makes a stop at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex. The stop is just a short distance from Zoo Idaho, skatepark, and all the amenities of Lower Ross Park.

“You can catch a ride straight to Ross Park at the Marshall Public Library, the Idaho State University Pond Student Union, and the Westwood Mall to name a few pickup locations,” said Skyler Beebe, Pocatello Regional Transit Director. “Even if you’re not directly served by the D route, just tell one of our friendly drivers and they’ll help you make the right bus connection.”

“There’s so much to do at Ross Park and with the Summer D Route, you can do it all without the hassle of driving,” said John Banks, Parks and Recreation Director. “You can visit the animals at Zoo Idaho, keep cool at Pocatello Ross Park Aquatic Complex pool, or just relax in the shade of the trees of the park. The route is just one of the ways we are helping Pocatello to ‘Play Often and Live Better.’”

The ride costs 50 cents for students with a valid student ID and $1 for adults. Children under eight ride free when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Address

5815 S 5th Ave
Pocatello, ID
83204

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Monday 08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 19:00
Thursday 08:00 - 19:00
Friday 08:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:30

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THEY NEED TO REMIND THE AFTERNOON E ROUT DRIVER NOT TO TURN ON THE STEREO I DON'T WANT TO HERE RUSH SCREWBALLS LYING MOUTH !!!
I had to take the car to Sun Power for repairs, but needed a ride home while they work on it? I called PRT and the friendly person at the other end gave clear instructions for getting back home. Better than Ruby Slippers!
Sloppywet day outside. Thankfully, with courteous C route drivers, the wait time is short. Oh, did I mention: Bench Rd to ISU in 20 minutes and no hassles at the ISU parking fiasco!
Snowy roads? Minimal parking at ISU? Consider PRT. On time, cheap and convenient!
How much are your bus passes for senior citizens?
#ridePRT
Are you doing the tour of lights this year? If so what days? Thank you
With cuts looming at the federal level, it is more important than ever that we let our local officials know that we love our PRT! Thank you PRT for providing a great service to the community!