On The Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

May 7, 2019
  • Valley Regional Transit projects will improve accessibility to public transportation.
  • The Idaho Military Legal Alliance provides legal aide to military veterans.
  • The Traveling Trolley Time Capsule remembers the early days of mass transit in Boise.

- Valley Regional Transit is unveiling a mobile app that allows people to purchase bus tickets anytime, anywhere. This is one of the many programs launching this month as VRT begins "May in Motion." We talk with VRT Principal Planner Stephan Hunt and Kaite Justice, Program Director with the Downtown Mobility Collaborative.

- The Idaho Military Legal Alliance is a project of the Idaho Law Foundation providing free legal services to Gem State military personnel, veterans and their family members. Idaho Matters looks at the legal needs of our nation's service members and how this alliance is aiding them.

- Before WWII, street trolleys were once a ubiquitous feature in all medium-to-large cities in America. You can still see the tracks embedded in streets from Philadelphia to Fresno. Boise celebrates its streetcar heritage with the Traveling Trolley Time Capsule - a mobile exhibit of trolleys from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that will travel to several Treasure Valley neighborhoods. We talk with Barbara Perry Bauer from TAG Historical Research and Consulting about this unique glimpse into the region's past.