MOSCOW FIXED ROUTE
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 UI campus including the Pittman Center and dorms along Sixth Street, Walmart, Moscow Family Medicine Quickcare, Winco, Palouse Mall, A Street, downtown and Gritman Medical Center.
The East Route covers the east side of Moscow from the UI campus including the Pittman Center, downtown, Rosauers, Aquatic Center, Moscow Junior High School, Skateboard Park, Latah County Fairgrounds, Eastside Marketplace and Styner Avenue.
The temporary fixed route schedule in Adobe Acrobat
Please visit Idaho Transportation Department’s Travel Information website at www.511.idaho.gov for travel information, including transit, throughout Idaho.
Please use GoogleTransit for trip planning. It includes directions your entire trip including the walk to the bus stop.
You can also use BingTransit to plan your trip.
Service animals are welcome on board SMART Transit buses! The ADA requires the animal to be under the control of the handler. If a service animal is disruptive or poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others, the handler will be asked to remove the animal. Uncontrolled barking, jumping on other people, or running away from the handler are examples of unacceptable behavior.
Children in open strollers are welcome on SMART Transit, however please be considerate of other passengers and adhere to these rules when traveling with a stroller.
Keep strollers clear of the aisle.
Seniors and customers with disabilities have priority use of the area designated for mobility devices. If this area is not in use, open strollers may be parked there in order to avoid blocking the aisle. Please yield this space to a senior, person with a disability, or person using a mobility device.
If the bus is crowded, please fold your stroller to make room for others. Be aware that the driver may ask you to fold your stroller or you may wait for another vehicle. Please follow their instructions. During peak times of high ridership, all strollers may be required to be folded before you board.
Children in an open stroller should be seated and secured in the stroller with the wheels locked.
Waiting When It’s Dark
When you are waiting at the bus stop and it’s dark out, wave your lit up cell phone or a flashlight toward the bus as it approaches so the driver knows you are there and need the bus to stop.
The fixed route buses are equipped with bike racks. You are expected to load and unload your own bike. No bikes are allowed inside the bus.
Loading Bikes (Instructions provided by Sportworks User Manual)
1. Prepare your bike for loading. Remove water bottles, pumps and other loose items that could fall off while the bus is in motion.
2. Inform the bus driver that you will be loading your bike. You must load your bike from the curb or in front of the bus. Do not step into oncoming traffic to load your bike.
3. Squeeze handle up to release latch, then fold down the bike rack. You only need to use one hand to unlatch and pull the bike rack down, so you can hold your bike with your other hand. It is not necessary to lean your bike against the bus.
4. Lift your bike onto the bike rack, fitting wheels into proper wheel slots. Each wheel slot is clearly labeled for the front wheel. The purpose of the directional placement is to make the bike nearest the bus easier to unload.
5. Raise the Support Arm over the front tire. The Support Arm’s number one purpose is to add lateral support for the bicycle when the bus is in motion or at rest. Many bikes will sit in the wheel well without the use of the Support Arm, but the rack must not be used without the Support Arm. Bikes with especially thin rims and tires will sway back and forth without its use. The Support Arm needs to be raised so that the hook rests beyond the highest point of the tire closest to the frame.
6. Board the bus and enjoy the ride! Choose a seat near the front of the bus to keep an eye on your bike. DON’T FORGET you have a bike with you when you get off at your stop. New riders often do!
1. Inform the bus driver that you will be unloading your bike as you approach your stop. Use the front door to exit the bus. Unload your bike from in front of the bus or from the curb, not from the street.
2. Raise the Support Arm off the tire. The Support Arm automatically folds down to a secure position.
3. Lift your bike out of the bike rack.
4. Fold up the Bike-Rack-for Buses if there are no bikes on the rack and no one else is waiting to load their bike. The bike rack locks in place.
5. Step away from the bus with your bike.
A reasonable modification may be requested by passengers to the policies, practices, and procedures used to avoid discrimination and to ensure accessibility to individuals with disabilities.
For information regarding the Non-Discrimination policy or complaint procedures, please visit the Non-Discrimination page.