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.

Recording Available! May 13 IPTA Member Call on COVID-19 with 4-States

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Listen Now to the IPTA Membership Call with 4 States to Discuss the Coronavirus 2019 COVID-19 Pandemic from May 13, 2020.

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  1. Impacts of Positive Cases on Midwest Transit Systems:
    1. Resuming fares
    2. Opening back up
    3. Service changes
  2. CARES ACT Funding
    1. Questions about eligibility of items for funding under CARES vs. existing 5307 and 5311 funding programs
    2. Lessons learned from applying
  3. Long-term Strategies to Combat COVID-19 Moving Forward
  4. Permanent Operator Barriers
  5. Automation Changes
  6. Fare Changes
  7. Other Changes/Implications to Transit