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.

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.

http://bit.ly/2A97zxP

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.

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...
05/28/2018

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 28, 2018, with NO SERVICES in observance of Memorial Day. Regular services will resume Tuesday, May 29.

Please be reminded that PRT will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018, with NO SERVICES in observance of Memorial Day.   Regul...
05/25/2018

Please be reminded that PRT will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018, with NO SERVICES in observance of Memorial Day. Regular services will resume Tuesday, May 29.

City of Pocatello - City Hall
05/18/2018
City of Pocatello - City Hall

City of Pocatello - City Hall

At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting, Councilmembers confirmed Mayor Brian Blad’s appointment of Skyler Beebe to the post of Director. Most recently, Beebe has served as the department’s Operations Manager and Interim Director. Prior to those jobs, he rose through the ranks starting as a driver in 2006 and moving up to Dispatcher/Driver and Operations Supervisor. Before his career at Pocatello Regional Transit, he served as an Officer with Idaho State University Public Safety.

City of Pocatello - City Hall
05/17/2018
City of Pocatello - City Hall

City of Pocatello - City Hall

The project will feature the addition of a passenger shelter, new sidewalks and crosswalks, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant ramps, landscaping, and a digital sign that will feature next bus information.

The work is scheduled to be complete by July but due to unforeseen circumstances or inclement weather, the project may be delayed.

During construction, there will be intermittent lane closures and the public is asked to avoid the area. Officials thank the public for their patience and cooperation during the construction period.

The total cost of the project is $250,000 with $200,000 coming from an Idaho Transportation Department Elderly and Disabled Grant and $25,000 from the City of Pocatello’s Community Development Block Grant. The remaining $25,000 is in-kind labor by the City of Pocatello Engineering Department in the form of design, bid, and construction oversight.

Portneuf Medical Center
04/20/2018
Portneuf Medical Center

Portneuf Medical Center

April is #DistractedDrivingAwarenessMonth. Dr. Drew McRoberts, Chief of Surgery and Trauma Director at Portneuf Medical Center reminds us of the dangers of driving while distracted. "Many people believe they are accomplished multitaskers but the truth is that the human brain cannot handle two thinking tasks at once."

Everyone at Portneuf Medical Center encourages you to be aware and to be safe on the roads. To learn more, click on our blog below! #JustDrive

Public Transportation
04/05/2018

Public Transportation

#PublicTransit keeps America moving! Our public transportation infrastructure supports mobility and independent living for millions of people, including seniors, people with disabilities, vets, and lower-income Americans. #Voices4Transit

03/30/2018
City of Pocatello - City Hall

City of Pocatello - City Hall

The career of Pocatello Regional Transit Director Dave Hunt is making a stop at retirement.

Today is the last day for Dave in the role of Director. He started with the Southeast Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA) in 1980 as a part-time bus driver and bus washer while he was attending Idaho State University.

City of Pocatello - City Hall
03/26/2018

City of Pocatello - City Hall

The career of Pocatello Regional Transit Director Dave Hunt is making a stop at retirement.

An open house will be held in his honor Friday, March 30 at 11:30 a.m. at the Pocatello Regional Transit Center, 5815 South 5th Avenue. The public is invited to attend.

To read more about Dave’s career, visit http://bit.ly/2FZEMfw.

City of Pocatello - City Hall
03/21/2018
City of Pocatello - City Hall

City of Pocatello - City Hall

The career of Pocatello Regional Transit Director Dave Hunt is making a stop at retirement.

March 30 will be the last day for Hunt in the role of Director. Hunt started with the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency Inc. in 1980 as a part-time bus driver and bus washer while he was attending Idaho State University.

“One of my fondest memories during this time was delivering food from the St. Anthony Hospital cafeteria to Meals on Wheels participants,” Hunt said. “The people were always so gracious and appreciative of the service.”

In the fall of 1982, his career took him from SEICAA to the City Public Transportation Department as Operations Manager when the public transit system transitioned to a City department. In 1985, he moved to Twin Falls where he spent roughly seven years as a gunsmith. Nevertheless, in 1993, the road led back to PRT, where he returned as an Administrative Assistant. Two years later, he was promoted to Operations Manager and in 2009, he assumed the role of Director.

“PRT has been fortunate to have been involved with many, many great projects over the years,” said Hunt. “We’ve been able to provide transportation to the singers of the Idaho International Choral Festival, the many people that converged on Old Town for the Disney Parade, the volunteers for Extreme Home Makeover, the Japanese Sister Cities Delegation, and the annual Tour of Lights. One of our buses even had a small part in Napoleon Dynamite.”

As a reminder, PRT is closed today, Monday, February 19, 2018.  Regular services will resume Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
02/19/2018

As a reminder, PRT is closed today, Monday, February 19, 2018.
Regular services will resume Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

City of Pocatello - City Hall
01/26/2018

City of Pocatello - City Hall

Thanks to everyone who stopped by PRT’s open house for the draft master transit plan!

If you weren’t able to make it, you can view the plan and leave your comments at pocatellotransit.com/transit-master-plan.

Pocatello Regional Transit

City of Pocatello - City Hall
01/24/2018

City of Pocatello - City Hall

Things are almost ready to go at today’s open house for PRT’s draft master transit plan.

The open house will run from noon to 7 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center, 427 N. 6th Avenue.

If you can’t attend the open house, you can provide your feedback at pocatellotransit.com/transit-master-plan.

Wishing you a happy and safe New Years! Please be reminded that PRT will be closed on Monday, January 1st in observance ...
12/29/2017

Wishing you a happy and safe New Years! Please be reminded that PRT will be closed on Monday, January 1st in observance of New Year's. Regular services will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd.

Pocatello Regional Transit's cover photo
12/27/2017

Pocatello Regional Transit's cover photo

Pocatello Regional Transit's cover photo
12/05/2017

Pocatello Regional Transit's cover photo

Join PRT for our traditional holiday "Tour of Lights" on Thursday and Friday, December 14 and 15. You'll enjoy a 90-minu...
12/05/2017

Join PRT for our traditional holiday "Tour of Lights" on Thursday and Friday, December 14 and 15. You'll enjoy a 90-minute tour of some of the best holiday light displays in town!

Tickets are on sale now at PRT's Transit Center located at 5815 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, ID 83204.

COST:
General - $5.00 / Children (8 and younger) - $3.50 (Toddlers not requiring a seat may ride for free)

TOUR SCHEDULE:
7:00 p.m. - Buses arrive at Pocatello City Hall
7:30 p.m. - Buses depart for a tour of the holiday lights
9:00 p.m. - Buses return

PRT wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving! Please be reminded that there are no services today (23rd) or tomorrow (24th) with ...
11/23/2017

PRT wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving! Please be reminded that there are no services today (23rd) or tomorrow (24th) with regular services resuming on Saturday (25th).

10/31/2017

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.

Public Transportation
09/11/2017

Public Transportation

Public transit improves mobility, which improves people’s lives. Read just a few compelling stories about how public transit makes a difference, then share with your members of Congress! http://bit.ly/2wUHeje #Voices4Transit

As a reminder, PRT will be closed Monday, August 21, 2017 due to the solar eclipse.  Regular services will resume Tuesda...
08/18/2017
Pocatello Regional Transit - Rider Alerts

As a reminder, PRT will be closed Monday, August 21, 2017 due to the solar eclipse. Regular services will resume Tuesday, August 22.

Rider Alerts announce schedule changes, holiday closures, and other information important to the passengers of the Pocatello Regional Transit system.

City of Pocatello - City Hall
07/26/2017
City of Pocatello - City Hall

City of Pocatello - City Hall

Residents and riders are being asked to take a short survey on their PRT use. The input will help to shape PRT’s Master Transit Plan. The questionnaire asks about rider habits, routes used, why riders are utilizing Pocatello Regional Transit, as well as some demographic information.

“The responses help staff identify the public’s perceptions of PRT’s service, what the public sees in terms of needs, where the service is succeeding, and where we can improve,” said Dave Hunt, Pocatello Regional Transit Director. “Into the future, the feedback will help us prioritize our next steps forward.”

You can find the survey online at surveymonkey.com/r/PocatelloRegionalTransit.

Address

5815 S 5th Ave
Pocatello, ID
83204

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Opening Hours

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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(208) 234-2287

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