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IPTA News

More than 23 million rides are provided annually by Iowa's transit systems. Public transit service is provided in every county in Iowa. Iowa transit systems rely on state and federal transit assistance to make rides available and affordable for Iowans. Local support such as tax revenue, fares, and donations provide a large share of agencies' operating budgets.


American Public Transportation Association Hails U.S. Senate Passage of Jones-McSally Amendment to Minibus Appropriations Bill

Monday, November 04, 2019

Statement by Paul Skoutelas, President & CEO “The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and its  ..

EPA Workshop on Diesel Emission Reduction Funding Opportunities

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

EPA Regions 5 and 7 are pleased to invite you to the EPA Workshop on Diesel Emission Reduction Funding Opportunities. Thi ..

Iowa Department of Transportation Public Transit Survey

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Iowa DOT is updating its state wide Public Transit Plan. Do you ride the bus? Carpool? Uber? We want your input. The ..

2019 40 Under 40: Jeremy Johnson-Miller

Friday, September 20, 2019

Jeremy Johnson-Miller, Mobility & Transit Program Administrator, Iowa DOT, Public Transit Bureau Alma Mater: University of  ..

DART may seek proposals for e-scooters

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority may ask private vendors if they are interested in setting up a network of electric scoote ..

Bus Evacuations Presentation

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Attached is the Bus Evacuation PowerPoint created by Mark Lander which he discussed at a RTS meeting. Click here to access the  ..

FTA: Combating Human Trafficking on U.S. Public Transit

Friday, July 05, 2019

This educational video from the Federal Transit Administration is intended to raise human trafficking awareness and point out the s ..

Michelle Fletcher McEnany

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

We are sad to share that long-time Office of Public Transit director Michelle Fletcher McEnany has passed away. Michelle served as ..

​Federal officials launch investigation into Medicaid managed-care denials, including those in Iowa

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Federal officials have launched an investigation into the insurance companies that contract with several states across the country to ov ..

IPTA DC Fly-In

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The IPTA DC Fly-In was a success! We met with congressional staffers and FTA to discuss priorities and innovative projects our transit s ..