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.

Iowa DOT Honors Public Transit Systems

Thursday, June 08, 2017

POSTED ON: JUNE 07, 2017

AMES, Iowa – June 7, 2017 – Transit systems from Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, and Atlantic have been honored by the Iowa Department of Transportation for their accomplishments during fiscal year 2016.

Each year at the Iowa Public Transit Association Conference and Annual Meeting, the Iowa DOT recognizes one regional transit system and one urban transit system for the highest percentage increase in ridership coupled with a decrease or lowest increase in operating costs. The Iowa DOT also recognized an individual transit manager for their contributions to the improvement of public transit in Iowa. The awards were presented June 1 in West Des Moines during the annual awards banquet co-sponsored by the Iowa Public Transit Association and the Iowa DOT.
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