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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.


MET Transit Arrives on Google Maps

Monday, May 18, 2015

MET Transit is on the digital bandwagon. The Metropolitan Transit Authority, which provides bus service in Waterloo and Cedar Falls, has ..

Just in time — shuttle services for race weekends

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

With the first races less than a week away, Newton Convention and Visitors Bureau, Iowa Speedway and HIRTA Public Transit have all agreed to ..

Buses, bikes to arrive at new IRL hub this summer

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Bicycles, buses and business. Those are things the city of Coralville plans to attract with its new multimillion-dollar transit hub when it  ..

DART Considers Consolidating Two Bus Routes

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority could soon combine two bus routes into one. The proposal would realign local route 5  ..

Mason City considers seeking help for night transit service

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mason City officials are considering adding nighttime transit service to augment the daytime bus schedule. Transit director Pat Otto ..

Iowa's transit systems in need of state funds to replace old fleets

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

As federal funding dries up, Iowa’s public transit managers are asking the Legislature for $25 million every year for five years t ..

Despite Cheaper Gas, Public Transit Ridership Is Up, Trade Group Reports

Monday, December 22, 2014

The American Public Transportation Association said Wednesday that about 2.7 billion passenger trips were taken on transit systems in th ..

Iowa's Senior Citizens Rely on Safe and Reliable Public Transit

Thursday, August 21, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa - Aug. 21, 2014 - In recognition of National Senior Citizens Day, Iowa's public transit officials are drawing attention to  ..

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 ..

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 ..