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City Buses

Summer Service Reduction
Hours of Operation

Fixed route buses run:
5:15 a.m. - 7:15 p.m. (M-F)
9:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. (Sat)
There is no service on Sunday

Ground Transportation Center (GTC)

  • Is located at 450 - 1st Street SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
  • Serves as the transfer facility for passengers waiting to ride city buses.  Most transfers can be accomplished within a one-hour waiting period.  Individuals who do not depart on a city bus within a reasonable time frame or do not have other legitimate business at the GTC may be requested by authorized personnel to leave.
  • Rollerblading, skating, and, skateboarding is prohibited.

Passenger Conduct on the City Bus or at the GTC

  • Cedar Rapids Transit wants to provide a safe and pleasant environment for all of our passengers.  Please help ensure a safe and comfortable experience by being courteous and respectful to others.  Unacceptable behavior infringes on the rights of others and will not be allowed.  Please observe the transit systems rules when on the bus or at the GTC.  It is the passenger’s responsibility to understand and comply with these regulations.
  • Passengers that are in violation of the transit system rules will be requested by authorized personnel to discontinue the misconduct or to leave the bus or the GTC.  Individuals that refuse a request to leave the bus or the GTC are subject to arrest for trespassing and may be denied future access to the bus system.
  • Cedar Rapids Transit reserves the right to monitor passenger behavior with the use of video cameras.  Passengers that engage in unacceptable behavior may be denied bus service and/or access to the GTC.

Activities  NOT allowed at the GTC or on the Bus:

  • Smoking (this includes the use of smokeless tobacco or e-cigarettes)
  • Fighting, spitting, or threatening gestures
  • Obscene, profane, or offensive language or written displays
  • Rollerblading, skating, and skateboarding
  • Loud, harassing, offensive, or rowdy behavior
  • Destroying, defacing, soiling, or removing transit property
  • Throwing or sticking objects out the windows of the bus
  • Soliciting, peddling, or panhandling

Items NOT allowed at the GTC or on the Bus:

  • Uncontrolled animals 
  • Gasoline and other flammable liquids
  • Firearms or air guns
  • Open and exposed knives
  • Car batteries
  • Toxic or illegal materials
  • Bulky materials that cannot safely be carried/transported on the bus
  • Open alcoholic beverages

Shirt, Shoes, and Personal Hygiene

  • Shirt and shoes must be worn on the bus and at the GTC.  Please keep your feet off the seats.
  • Personal hygiene must be maintained in a manner that does not result in offensive odors that are unavoidable and objectionable to other passengers.

Eating, Drinking, and Music Devices

  • Eating is prohibited on the bus.
  • Drinking is allowed on the bus if the drink is in a spill-proof container, such as a screw-top bottle or a coffee cup with a lid.  Open beverage cans or cups without lids are prohibited.  Open alcoholic containers or the consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on the bus and at the GTC.
  • Radios, tape players, CD & DVD players, cell phones, MP3 players, and other music devices are prohibited unless the sound can be heard only through earphones or is muted to other passengers.

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Updated Stroller & Grocery Cart Policy - Effective June 1, 2015
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