Mountain Rides’ pilot bus route to Twin Falls has begun. The route, which launched April 5, will operate three days per week—on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays—offering people a 10:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. window in Twin Falls or a 12 to 1:30 p.m. window in the Wood River Valley.
A recent grant award from the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation will enable Mountain Rides to extend the pilot period an additional seven months and operate the service through the end of 2021. Mountain Rides continues to seek additional funds to extend the pilot through October 2022, for a continuous pilot period of one and a half years.
The new route is designed to meet the non-emergency medical transportation needs of people in the Wood River Valley and surrounding rural communities. However, anyone can ride the bus. Like all of Mountain Rides’ other fixed-route bus services, it will operate on a first-come, first-served basis, be wheelchair accessible, and fare-free.
You can find the schedule on Mountain Rides’ website, Facebook, and buses; also, at Atkinsons’ and St. Luke’s locations. The bus to Twin Falls will stop in the Valley at:
- Dollar Circle in Sun Valley
- Main & 1st in Ketchum
- St. Luke’s Wood River Hospital
- River & Bullion Park n’ Ride in Hailey
- Main & Spruce in Bellevue
- Timmerman Junction for Picabo/Carey and Fairfield connections