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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.


Area bus drivers rank top 10 in Roadeo test

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

For 25 years, Iowa City Transit bus driver Carl Nelson has sought a first-place Roadeo trophy.Nelson isn't riding broncos, wrestling steers  ..

Service reduction feared with fewer transit dollars

Thursday, July 17, 2014

JoAnn Butt, a resident at Faith Lutheran Home, knows better than anyone the importance of Region 2 Transit bus. Every Monday, We ..

The 28th Annual ROADEO in Davenport

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The 28th annual Iowa public transit association bus roadeo sponsored the annual state wide bus roadeo. About 40 professional bus ope ..

Bus drivers sharpen their skills at Q-C Roadeo

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

One by one, buses flew through the parking lot, some sideswiping cars, others narrowly missing pedestrians. OK, so the "cars" were bar ..

Dubuque's Jean Dalsing First-Ever Female Otis Reed, Jr. Driver of the Year Winner at the 25th Annual National Community Transportation Roadeo

Friday, June 20, 2014

Region 8 Regional Transit Authority driver Jean Dalsing of Dubuque, Iowa, was the first-ever female winner of the Otis Reed, Jr. Driver  ..

DART seeks feedback about proposed 2014 service enhancements

Saturday, April 19, 2014

DART in Des Moines is seeking feedback about proposed service enhancements. For more information visit DART's website (http://www.rideda ..

Hold the bus: Public transit officials seek funds

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Leaders of the state's public transit systems say funding issues are putting their services at risk. Public transit officials are r ..

Study Finds Public Transit Use Up

Monday, March 10, 2014

A new study says the use of public transportation is at its highest level in the country since 1956 and the head of Iowa’s largest ..

Another View: Bus system's changes paying off with riders

Monday, March 03, 2014

A public meeting will be held at noon Tuesday in the Multimodal Room at DART Central Station, 620 Cherry St., to discuss the proposed budget ..

Iowa transit programs deal with aging buses

Monday, March 03, 2014

Owners of old, high-mileage vehicles know all too well the headaches associated with keeping them running in cold weather. Tom Brase h ..