Transit agencies

Agency Profile
Ames Transit Agency/CyRide
Contact: Sheri Kyras
Address: 1700 University Blvd. Ames, IA 50010
Telephone: 515-292-1105
Fax: 515-239-5578
Email: skyras@cyride.com
Web Site: www.cyride.com
Routes & Schedule Number: 515-292-1100
Service Type: Fixed Route, Paratransit, Subscription
Service Area: City: Ames

Organizational Structure: The Ames Transit Agency (ATA) is governed by the Board of Transit Trustees, a six-member board made up of: one city council member, the Ames city manager, an Iowa State University vice president, a student appointed by the ISU Government of the Student Body president, a senator of the ISU Government of the Student Body, and an appointee of the mayor.
Special Features/Highlights: Funding for CyRide comes from passenger fares, mandatory fees paid by ISU students, city property taxes, a contribution from ISU, and federal and state assistance. CyRide is 100 percent paratransit compliant. All services are open to the general public.
Days/Hours of Operation: 259 days per year: Monday-Friday, 6:23 a.m. to 12:39 a.m.; Saturday, 7:22 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8:55 a.m. -11:37 p.m.
Fares Structure: Fixed route: $1.25; free for ISU students with current ISUCard; 60 for K-12 students, Medicaid/Medicare cardholders, 65 or older, or persons with a disability; Monthly Pass $40, Summer Pass $100, Reduced Fare Monthly Pass $50, Reduced Fare Summer pass $40; Paratransit ADA service: $2.00 base


Agency characteristics

Number of Vehicles: 89
Number of Vehicles with Lifts or Ramps: 87
Number of Vehicles to ADA Standards: 89
Full-Time Employees: 43
Part-Time Employees: 113
Volunteers: 0


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