Iowa's transit system
- There are 35 public transit systems in Iowa, including 19 in urbanized areas and 16 serving regional areas of the state.
- Iowa is one of few states with public transit service in every county.
- Out of the 19 urban transit systems, four operate in urbanized areas with populations of more than 200,000; eight in urbanized areas between 50,000 and 200,000 in population; and seven are in small urban communities with populations less than 50,000. (July 2012) A map is available at http://www.iowadot.gov/transit/interactive_map.html.
- The 16 regional transit systems each serve a multi-county region that includes three to 11 counties. Geographic area covered by each regional transit agency ranges from 1,778 to 5,490 square miles. A map is available at http://www.iowadot.gov/transit/interactive_map.html.
- The 35 Iowa public transit systems operate over 1,600 transit vehicles, most of which are fully accessible to persons with disabilities. (July 2012)
- In state fiscal year 2011, these systems provided 26.8 million rides statewide.
- Large urban transit systems (urbanized areas with populations more than 50,000) provided 21.9 million rides; small urban transit systems 1.5 million rides; and regional transit systems 3.4 million rides, traveling over large geographic areas. (June 2012)
- Thirteen Iowa transit systems provide bicycle racks on at least some of their buses. (2012)