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About IPTA


The Iowa Public Transit Association (IPTA) includes 35 public transit systems that provide local transit services in all of the state’s 99 counties. Iowa’s public transit system includes 19 urban and 16 regional systems. Urban systems provide scheduled route service and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-approved paratransit service in larger Iowa communities. Most regional systems offer demand responsive transit services over a multicounty area outside of the larger communities. Transit systems work with human service agencies, and others, to provide coordinated service for transportation in their areas.

Iowans embrace the convenience and enjoy the benefits of public transportation. Operating in all 99 counties, Iowa’s public transit system has provided more than 126 million rides during the past five years. Public transit has an enormous impact on the economic vitality of the people and communities served.

Iowans use public transit in many ways, including:

  • To get to work and contribute to the tax base;
  • To go to school, improve themselves and contribute to the betterment of their communities;
  • To achieve mobility necessary to accommodate medical needs, maintain an independent lifestyle and ensure top quality of life; and,
  • To go shopping for goods and services, supporting Iowa jobs and strengthening local economies

Public Transit Provides Mobility, Opportunities and Independence for Iowans

If you're interested in becoming a member of IPTA, please review the membership brochure.