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Local Transit

Free and inexpensive local transit options

If walking or biking aren't convenient, other local transit in Moscow is inexpensive and sometimes free!

SMART Transit

Please note: Fixed route resumed June 1. For physical distancing, buses will have limited seating. Be prepared to wait for the next bus if it is full. Avoid riding the bus if feeling ill. Please wear a face mask & distance yourself. More info available on SMART Transit's webpage.

SMART Transit’s Moscow Fixed Route service consists of two loops, one on the east side and the other on the west side of town. The routes cover diverse locations including high density living, medical, educational and shopping areas.

The fixed routes are FARE FREE!

The West Route covers the west side of Moscow and the U of I campus including stops at Deakin and College, Ash Street, Idaho Student Union Building (ISUB), Ag. Sci., Walmart, Moscow Family Medicine Quickcare, Winco, Palouse Mall, A Street, Rosauers, downtown and Gritman Medical Center.

The East Route covers the east side of Moscow from U of I campus including the Bruce M. Pitman Center, downtown, Rosauers, Moscow High School, East City Park, Aquatic Center, Moscow Junior High School, Skateboard Park, Latah County Fairgrounds, Eastside Marketplace and Styner Avenue.

Both routes leave the Moscow Intermodal Transit Center at 10 and 40 minutes after each hour from 6:40 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8:10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Never ridden a public bus before? No problem! Watch the "magical" how-to video to get started.

Lyft Pass

The Lyft Pass program, launched on Sept. 23, 2022, offers U of I students discounted rides during times when SMART Transit is unavailable.

Program details

  • Service area: 10-mile radius around U of I's Moscow campus. This includes most of Pullman.
  • Rides must start and end inside the coverage area.
  • Students download the Lyft app and use their Vandal email address to set up an account.
  • Each student receives two rides each month paid by Parking and Transportation Services, up to $15 per ride. This amount does not include a tip, which students are encouraged to pay out of pocket if their driver provides good service.
  • Lyft Pass rides are available 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday-Friday and 24 hours/day on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Students can increase their number of free rides by riding together with friends and only using one Lyft Pass at a time.
  • Each student will receive two new Lyft Pass rides at the beginning of each month which will expire after the last day of the month if they are not used.

Tips for riding smart with Lyft

  • Verify rides by making sure the license plate number, driver information and car make and model match what is confirmed in the app.
  • Riders are encouraged to share their location, route and destination with a friend or loved one from within the Lyft app so they can follow the ride in real time.
  • Follow the Lyft vehicle on GPS via the app.
  • Ask the driver to state who they are picking up.
  • Learn more about riding smart with Lyft.

Additional Lyft Pass information

  • Rides requested that do not fall within the program's criteria will not show the discount on the app, and riders will be required to pay out of pocket.
  • Prices for rides may be impacted by traffic, time of day, special events and prime time surcharges.

Questions? Contact parking@uidaho.edu.

Moscow VanPool

The Moscow VanPool program offers a safe, reliable and comfortable option to your daily commute. Each van offers a different set of options for your daily commute, depending on the traveler's needs.

Service amenities include a guaranteed ride home in case of emergencies, rider and driver discounts and the peace of mind that you'll get to work safely and on time while reducing your personal carbon footprint.

Fares are customized to routes and riders and the VanPool is strictly a cost-based service. This service is provided by the City of Moscow and is made possible by grants from the Idaho Transportation Department.

Each route does have limited seating, so please contact us to reserve your seat soon. Financial assistance for low-to-moderate income individuals is available.

Vandal Access: on-campus ADA mobility assistance

Parking and Transportation Services’ Vandal Access service provides University of Idaho students and employees with mobility-limiting disabilities or conditions equal access to facilities, programs and services on campus.

The free ADA accessible Vandal Access service operates during fall and spring academic sessions only, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Taxis

There are two taxi companies that serve Moscow as of August 2022. Either is a good option for transportation to or from the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport.

Contact Us

Physical Address:

1006 Railroad Street
Rm 135
Moscow, ID
83844-4106

Office hours:
M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Office hours during academic breaks:
M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 208-885-6424
parking@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/parking

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 4106
Moscow, ID
83844-4106