365ride and our network of community partners are dedicated to meeting the transportation needs of Linn County. We work with persons, groups, organizations or companies which can help identify and meet the needs of transit-dependent populations.
Our primary service area is Linn County. We work with any persons, groups organizations or companies which can help identify and meet the needs of transit-dependent populations and others interested in using local transportation systems.
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More electric buses join transit fleets as costs and technology improve As zero-emission buses are added to more transit fleets, officials and bus manufacturers are optimistic about their potential, but they caution that planning, training and learning from other cities are needed.
Marion considering ‘micro-transit’ instead of C.R. buses At last week’s Marion City Council meeting, officials directed city staff to formalize a timeline and prepare documents to move forward with the fully micro-transit option, which would be in partnership with Horizons. The city is waiting for resident survey results to fully commit to the plan.
During National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, public transit is doing its part to report and help stop human trafficking.
It's Electric! New buses to hit Iowa City streets Beginning Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, Iowa City Transit will introduce four electric buses to the streets of Iowa City, purchased with the assistance of a $3. 3 million in Federal Transit Administration and Iowa DOT grants. As part of several major changes to Iowa City Transit in the past year, this laun...
Through http://covidtests.gov, every home in the U.S. is now eligible to order one set of four free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.
COVIDtests.gov - Free at-home COVID-19 tests Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.
While no one is sure what tomorrow's winter weather system will bring to our area, it makes sense to plan ahead for any travels you need to do make. Anticipate needing more time to get where you're going. If you use public transportation check with your provider to see if they are on schedule or have any limitations.
Help your friends and neighbors and be safe out there!!
Linn County LIFTS will not be running any rural service on Wednesday, January 5 due to extreme winds and cold conditions. Call dispatch at 319-892-5170 with questions or for additional assistance.
Public Transit Systems Refocus on Their Core Riders In the wake of the pandemic, officials are shifting bus and rail service toward lower-income neighborhoods, while some agencies are eliminating fares.
380 Express will be operating their normal schedule on Friday, December 24th, as well as Friday, December 31st. Happy holidays!
HOLIDAY NOTE: If you, co-workers or clients rely on local transportation services, make sure you are aware of any holiday schedule changes or closures. Contact your transportation provider if you have questions.
We've updated our local Transportation Resources Brochure for 2022 and it's available on the 365ride.org website in English, Spanish and French. If you need printed copies contact us through the website or by calling 319-365-7433.
A reminder from the IDOT...Now that winter has "officially" arrived on the calendar, do you have your survival kit packed and in your vehicle?
All Linn County LIFTS employees recently completed American Heart Association CPR and First Aid training, which prepares them to assist passengers in emergency situations!
No More Stairs: Cash Influx to Make Transit More Accessible More than 25 million Americans have self-reported travel-limiting disabilities.
U.S. to extend transit mask mandate through mid-March, sources say Biden's administration will extend requirements for travelers to wear masks on airplanes, trains and buses and at airports and train stations through mid-March.
Winter will be here before we know it! ❄️ If you or someone you know is a LIFTS rider, we encourage you to sign up for LIFTS Route Notifications, so you can be the first to know if service is experiencing a delay or cancellation. Sign up here: https://linncountyiowa.gov/list.aspx
Here's some information about local transit services for the Thanksgiving Holiday...
Cedar Rapids Transit will not be running on Thanksgiving. They will resume running on Friday after Thanksgiving, but with no peak route service. Complete service resumes on Monday, 11/29.
Linn County LIFTS will not be running on Thanksgiving. They will be running abbreviated service in the metro area (no rural service) on Friday and Saturday, then back to full service on the following Monday.
Horizons/Neighborhood Transportation Service (NTS) will not be running on Thanksgiving or Friday 11/26. They will restart service at 2 am on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, then back to normal schedules.
Please check with other transit providers to see how/if their schedules are changing for the holiday. Take care and travel safely!
It's Time for Public Participation to Evolve With Transportation Planning A manifesto by planning and transportation professionals committing to hearing all voices during public engagement processes.
New infrastructure funding will help expand access to transit for people with disabilities The provision was spearheaded by Senator Tammy Duckworth, a double amputee who cannot use subway stations that don't have a working elevator.
Why Transit Services are Vital in Rural Communities (Columbia, Missouri, November 15, 2021) – There are many benefits to living in rural communities, including having more space, fresher food, cheaper prices, tighter communities, and enjoying a more peaceful, quiet lifestyle. However, life can also be more difficult when there’s a lack of transpo...
Here’s a link to a report (https://www.nadtc.org/wp-content/uploads/NADTC-Transportation-Presentation-long.pdf) with the findings of a national survey conducted in the Spring of 2021 under the auspices of National Aging and Disability Transportation Center’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative. It serves as the first step in a comprehensive environmental scan. Activities are planned in 2021-2022 to explore more deeply the transportation needs and concerns identified by the 2,435 diverse individuals who responded to the survey, including:
• Obtaining insights and recommendations for action from attendees at the National Convening, to be held in the fall of 2021
• Holding a series of focus groups with older adults, younger adults with disabilities and caregivers from historically marginalized and underserved communities across the United States
• Convening regional meetings with transportation, aging and disability professionals and other stakeholders
Free or reduced rides are available for eligible mothers to take their children to daycare on our on-demand NTS (Horizons) rideshare app in GooglePlay or the AppStore.
Iowa cities ponder the future of public transit Making it easier to use is key, officials say
Yesterday, President Biden announced an effort to promote voter participation, it included this for transit agencies. https://whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/09/28/fact-sheet-biden-administration-promotes-voter-participation-with-new-agency-steps/
Investments in transit will help address climate change, advance equity issues, and provide communities with sustainable mobility options.
Transit Riders Expect Tech, Other Improvements Post-COVID A survey of transit riders illustrates some of their concerns around the cleanliness of vehicles, on-time performance and the technology that seeks to improve engagement and the overall experience.
Service Changes Are Hard -- and They're Even More Necessary Now For service changes to become a regular practice, we need to find ways for agencies and communities to work through them collaboratively.
Cedar Rapids Transit, Linn County LIFTS, the 380Express and Horizons/NTS will all be closed next Monday, September 6th, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. All services resume their normal schedules on Tuesday.
NTS helps businesses operate across multiple shifts by providing transportation to employees who need it. Learn more by visiting
NTS (Neighborhood Transportation Service) - Horizons Transportation should not be a barrier to employment. Find our NTS (Horizons) app in the App Store and Google Play today! NTS (Neighborhood Transportation Service) operates a curb-to-curb van service and provides affordable night and weekend transportation to work, school, or life skill classes duri...
TSA extends face mask requirement through January 18, 2022 | Transportation Security Administration WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is extending the face mask requirement for individuals across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including at airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems thr...
U.S. TSA confirms it will extend transit mask requirements through Jan 18
The Jule, Dubuque's public transit system, to resume collecting fares Aug. 23 Riders will have two additional payment options available to them when fares resume, the "MyJule" mobile app and the Jule Smart Pass Swipe Card.
100% of applicable transit agencies and states have certified Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans.
365Ride is a service of the Linn County Transportation Advisory Group, designed to help make sure people facing transportation challenges have access to services that promote independence and enhance their quality of life.
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