The logo for the Iowa City Area Transit Study.

Whether you are an everyday transit rider, an occasional rider, or have never been on a bus, the City wants your feedback on our transit system.

The City of Iowa City, along with the City of Coralville, and the University of Iowa, will be hosting public Open House events for the community to learn more about the Iowa City Area Transit Study, and provide input on the transit system. 

The transit study will examine new possibilities for different routes, stops, hours or operation (including Sunday service), analysis of a zero-fare system, and more. 

The Iowa City Transit Study Open House will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in the Iowa City Public Library's Meeting Room A.

There are two other opportunities for you to attend Transit Study Open Houses.

  1. University of Iowa Open House: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, IMU Old Capitol Room.
  2. City of Coralville Open House: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, Coralville City Hall.

Those interested can also "Design Your Own Transit System" by taking a short online survey, where you can weigh in on what aspects of the transit system are most important to you. The survey will remain open though Thanksgiving weekend.  

The City recently adopted a Climate Action Plan which calls for a shift of 55% of vehicular trips to more sustainable methods of transportation such as biking, walking, or transit in order to meet greenhouse gas emission reduction goals by 2050.

In order to reach these goals, the transit system will need to meet the needs of a greater number of residents and visitors.

In response, the City Council authorized an agreement with transportation planning firm Nelson-Nygaard Consulting Associates for a Comprehensive Operations Analysis (aka Transit Study) of Iowa City’s transit system in partnership with The City of Coralville and the University of Iowa.

For more information about the study, visit the City's website

Date of publication

Thursday, October 31, 2019