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News for March 2017
Mountain Rides is seeking an outstanding candidate to lead our Operations department. Check out the employment page for more information.

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About Mountain Rides
Mountain Rides is the full-service public transportation provider for Blaine County Idaho, which includes the communities of Sun Valley, Ketchum, Hailey, Bellevue, and Carey. Mountain Rides is the one-stop shop for ways to get around without driving solo including:

Free Town bus
  • 3 year round routes and 2 peak season routes for Ketchum and Sun Valley
  • Deviated fixed route service for Hailey

Commuter bus

  • Valley Route connecting Bellevue, Hailey, Ketchum, and Sun Valley

Commuter vanpool

  • Van routes for communities of Twin Falls, Shoshone, Gooding, Jerome, and Fairfield

Ridematch services

  • Idaho Rideshare for online carpool matches

Safe Routes to School

  • Biking and Walking program for the elementary and middle schools

Special Needs Demand Response

  • For those that qualify under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Transportation Planning and Education

Resource for helping the community plan, implement and utilize balanced transportation options.
Mountain Rides was formed in 2007 as the evolution of what had been three separate organizations into one provider of all transportation options. Before 2007, KART, Peak Bus, and Wood River Rideshare were all involved with different aspects of transportation solutions in Blaine County. Mountain Rides was created in order to combine these organizations into a one-stop shop for all types of transportation solutions.

Mountain Rides operates as a public agency under a Joint Powers Agreement partnership that includes the cities of Bellevue, Hailey, Ketchum, Sun Valley and Blaine County. Mountain Rides' funding comes from local option sales tax and general funds from its local funding partners, as well as from the Federal Transit Administration and revenue from fares.

Statement of Purpose and Goals

Statement of Purpose: 
Mountain Rides provides and supports a full range of transportation alternatives* for Blaine County and adjacent communities that are safe, user oriented, environmentally friendly,economically sustainable and supportive of a strong local economy.
Goals :

1. Provide and advocate for a well-funded transportation system that reduces the number of single occupancy vehicle trips and meet the needs of our communities.
2. Promote knowledge and increase awareness of the social, financial, environmental and community benefits of transportation alternatives*.
3. Promote regional cooperation on transportation issues. 

*Alternatives include, but are not limited to, walking, biking, rideshare, vanpool, carshare, bikeshare, fixed route bus, paratransit demand response, custom bus, commuter bus, transportation planning and transportation counseling.

To meet our Board of Directors, click here.

To meet our Staff, click here.