Twin Falls, Idaho Transit Study
Started: April, 2020 Ended: March, 2021 Project ID #4W8342 Status: Completed
Results & Findings
As described in the final report, this study provided an opportunity to review the existing conditions and market for public transportation in the City of Twin Falls, identify guiding principles for public transportation, review public transportation service types and assess their fit in relation to the guiding principles and available local public funding, and recommend the best fit for a transit pilot program. Based on the analysis, the taxi voucher/ride-hailing subsidy (TVRS) service type as well as the Demand Response Transit-Transportation as a Service (DRT-TaaS) microtransit turnkey option are the most suitable for the current conditions in Twin Falls. The recommendations propose that could pursue a 1-2 year microtransit pilot program. This would provide an opportunity improve upon the existing Dial-a-Ride service, collect valuable information to inform future public transportation investments, and make progress toward the City of Twin Falls’ 2030 vision of a “modern public transportation system” characterized by convenience, innovation, and high quality service.
The goal is to provide the Idaho Department of Transportation (IDT) with a review of the current demand-response transit system (TransIV) in Twin Falls, and to investigate service and management/administration scenarios as the Twin Falls area anticipates growth and designation as a small urban area.
Through this project, WTI will conduct a transit study in Twin Falls, a county in southcentral Idaho on the border with Nevada. The goal is to provide the Idaho Department of Transportation (IDT) and the City and County of Twin Falls with a review of current public transportation service, and to investigate service and management/administration scenarios as the Twin Falls area anticipates growth and designation as a small urban area. The study will begin with the collection and analysis of data regarding existing public transportation service in the county and a review of demographic and related data to inform new scenarios for transit in Twin Falls. Tasks will include the development and assessment of potential service and route options, preparation of cost estimates, identification of management impacts, and development of recommendations based on the findings. The project is jointly sponsored by HCAOG and the Small, Urban, Rural and Tribal Center on Mobility (SURTCOM).
Andrea Hamre - PI
Ron Duran - Main External Contact
Files & Documents
- Report by
Sponsors & Partners
- Idaho Transportation Department (IDT) Sponsor