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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.


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 ..

Public Transit at a Funding Crossroad

Monday, February 10, 2014

Iowans of all ages and from all walks of life in the state’s 99 counties embrace the convenience and enjoy the benefits of public  ..

Mark Little Nominated as a Person to Watch in 2014

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Congratulations to Mark Little, managing director of the Waterloo Metropolitan Transit Authority and board president for the Iowa Public ..

DART Central Station certified LEED Platinum

Thursday, November 21, 2013

DART Central Station has been certified LEED Platinum, the highest certification of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Des ..

Transit system in Cedar Rapids wants to provide discounts to low-income passengers

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The transit system in Cedar Rapids wants to provide discounts to low-income passengers. Cedar Rapids Transit recently presented an o ..