Changes go into effect on Tuesday July 6, 2021, which will make bus fares and passes consistent between Iowa City Transit and Coralville Transit, and will better coordinate service between the area transit systems.
There are no rate increases for Iowa City Transit, and the adult fare remains the same. The changes include a new reduced youth fare of $0.50 for riders age 5-18 years old, no fare for those aged 65+, disabled pass holders, SEATS card holders, and Medicare card holders.
Iowa City Transit fares and passes effective July 6, 2021
- Adult Cash Fare: $1
- Youth Cash Fare (Ages 5-18): $0.50 - new lower price
- Children under the age of 5: No Fare
- Senior (65+) Card Holders: No Fare – travel any time of day
- Disabled Card Holders: No Fare – travel any time of day
- ADA Paratransit (SEATS) Card Holders: No Fare – travel any time of day
- Medicare Card Holders: No Fare - travel any time of day
- 24 Hour Pass: $2
- Single Ride Tickets: $1
- 10 Ride Pass: $8.50
- Adult 31-Day Pass: $32
- Youth 31-day Pass (Ages 5-18): $16 - new lower price
The University of Iowa U-Pass and the Kirkwood Community College Semester Pass will continue to be honored on Iowa City Transit and Coralville Transit. Information on the University U-Pass for Faculty and Staff or the Student U-Pass is available online. Information on Kirkwood Community College Semester Pass is available online.
The Saturday Family Fare of $1 has been discontinued due to low demand. The Youth Semester Pass ($100) has been discontinued and is replaced with new reduced price Youth 31-day Passes (Ages 5-18.)
Also effective July 6, 2021, all passes and single-ride tickets can be used on Iowa City Transit and Coralville Transit. Transfers will be allowed at all bus stops in Iowa City with free transfers between Iowa City Transit and Coralville Transit. Iowa City Transit users can also transfer and ride for free on CAMBUS. Seniors (age 65 and older), passengers with a qualified disability, Medicare card holders, and SEATS card holders can ride for free, any time of day. Those aged 65 or older without a Senior pass can use a driver’s license or state ID showing their date of birth.
Following a public hearing, the Iowa City Council approved the changes to fares and passes at their June 1, 2021 meeting. These changes are a result of the Iowa City Area Transit Study that began in August 2019. The transit study reviewed bus routes, stops, schedules, fares, and transfer policies, and looked at ways to better coordinate area transit systems. Based on the study, Iowa City Transit will also implement new routes and schedules effective August 2, 2021. New bus schedules will be available at www.icgov.org/transit and on buses in early July.