A picture of railroad tracks is shown.

A survey conducted on Iowa City area transit systems is underway to help determine the interest of a commuter rail line between Iowa City and North Liberty. 

The proposed Iowa City-North Liberty commuter rail line would use the existing Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway to provide new transit service between Iowa City and North Liberty. The University of Iowa is an important travel market along this route.

The Iowa Department of Transportation is conducting a special transit onboard survey to help forecast ridership on the proposed commuter rail line.

Surveyors from the Kansas City market research firm ETC Institute will be riding buses in and around campus through the end of the year. They will be using tablet computers to conduct brief interviews with riders. Participation in the survey is voluntary.

The survey will be conducted on CAMBUS, Iowa City Transit, and Coralville Transit buses that serve the University of Iowa on weekdays through Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.

An on-board passenger survey was conducted in September as part of the Iowa City Area Transit Study. This survey is focused on University of Iowa related travel as part of the Iowa City-North Liberty Commuter Rail Study.

For more information, contact Brent Paulson, Iowa DOT Technology and Research Manager, at 515-239-1132.

Date of publication

Thursday, November 07, 2019