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Fare collection resumes (including Saturday) on 9/26/2022
News release announcing fare changes in September 2022

ID Printing is Temporarily Suspended Until Further Notice Due to Low Printing Supply
To ride for no fare show the driver one of the following:
  • Old Half-Fare Card
  • CR Transit Temp. Qualification form
  • Medicare Card
  • State ID (Seniors only)
  • Food Stamps Card
  • Medicaid Card
  • DHS Notice of Decision
  • LIHEAP Letter
  • Section 8 Award Letter
  • Temp. Qualification form From IAWorks/HACAP

Bus Fares and Passes

Sponsored Student Fare Program

Students ride the bus on us! This program offers no-cost rides on all fixed route buses operated by Cedar Rapids Transit. The program is currently available year-round for all students in:
  • Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD)
    CRCSD high school students must show their student ID. CRCSD elementary and middle school students are not required to show ID.
  • Kirkwood Community College
    Students must show their student ID.
  • Coe College
    Students must show their student ID.

The City will continue to partner with Horizons/NTS and with Linn County LIFTS to fill in any transportation service gaps. Adjustments will be made as necessary and as conditions change.
  • Neighborhood Transportation Service (NTS) at Horizons will be expanding their after-hours service to provide day-time rides to work for those with critical employment transportation needs such as work at hospitals, grocery stores, care facilities, and convenience stores/gas stations. To schedule a ride, citizens should call 319-363-1321 at least 24 hours in advance. For more information about NTS services, schedules and regulations visit www.horizonsfamily.org.
  • Linn County LIFTS paratransit service will continue to provide rides to existing customers for essential services including medical trips, pharmacy, dialysis or grocery. All other persons in need of essential medical transportation can contact LIFTS at 319-892-5170 to see if rides are available. Priority will be given to seniors and persons with disabilities. Vehicle capacity will be limited to follow social distancing protocols.

ADA Reasonable Modification Policy


Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal


Free Fare ID Printing Schedule

Public Notice

Title VI & LEP Plan

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

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