Public transportation supports Americaís veterans

Vet LogoAll over the nation, veterans will be honored on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, for their service to our country. In Iowa, several of the public transit agencies will be offering free rides to veterans and veteransí family members Nov. 11 or 12, see listing below. Some agencies provide free, year-round rides to veterans with a service-related disability.


Check this site often as more activities are being added as we are notified of additional events. Below is the list of current activities.

Bettendorf Transit
Free fixed-route transit rides to veterans on Veterans Day
Location: Bettendorf

Cedar Rapids Transit and Neighborhood Transportation Service (NTS)
Free rides to veterans on Veterans Day.
Locations: Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, and Marion
Reservations for NTS should be made following normal procedures. To ride Cedar Rapids Transit or NTS, veterans should show identification material to the bus driver. This documentation could include: Retiree Military ID Card; VA Medical ID Card; DD-214 Form (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); or Veteran designation on your Driverís License. Reservations for NTS should be made following normal procedures.

City of Fort Dodge/Dodger Area Rapid Transit (DART)
Free rides to veterans on Veterans Day
Location: Fort Dodge

Coralville Transit System
Free rides to veterans on Veterans Day
Location: Coralville

Davenport Public Transit (CitiBus)
Free fixed-route transit rides to veterans on Veterans Day
Location: Davenport

East Central Iowa Council of Governments (Linn County)
Free rides to veterans on Veterans Day
Location: Linn county
Reservations should be made following normal procedures. To ride free, veterans should show identification material to the bus driver. This documentation could include: Retiree Military ID Card; VA Medical ID Card; DD-214 Form (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); or Veteran designation on your Driverís License.

Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency (HIRTA)
Free rides to veterans on Veterans Day. All HIRTA drivers will wear Public Transportation Supports America's Veterans button
Locations: Jasper and Marion counties

Iowa City Transit
Free rides to veterans on Veterans Day
Location: Iowa City

Marshalltown Municipal Transit
Free rides to veterans on Veterans Day
Location: Marshalltown

Mason City Transit
Riders receive a Public Transit Supports America's Veterans button on Veterans Day
Location: Mason City

MIDAS Council of Governments
Free in-town service rides to veterans on Veterans Day
Locations: Pocahontas, Humboldt, Webster City, and Rockwell

Muscatine City Transit (MuscaBus)
Free rides to veterans on Veterans Day
Location: Muscatine

Northeast Iowa Community Action Corp.
Free in-town service rides to veterans on Veterans Day
Locations: Cresco, Decorah, Waukon, West Union, Oelwein, Elkader, Monona, and Guttenberg

Ottumwa Transit
Free rides to veterans and their families on Veterans Day
Location: Ottumwa

Region 2 Transit, Worth County
Free rides to veterans and their families the day after Veterans Day, Nov. 12
Location: Worth county

Region 6 Planning Commission (Peoplerides)
Free rides to veterans within Grinnell, Iowa Falls, or Marshalltown city limits on Veterans Day
Locations: Grinnell, Iowa Falls, and Marshalltown

Regional Transit Authority (RIDES)
Free public transit rides to veterans on Veterans Day
Locations: Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, and Sioux counties

River Bend Transit
All staff will wear Public Transportation Supports America's Veterans button Nov. 7-11
Locations: Cedar, Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott counties

Sioux City Transit
Free rides to veterans on Veterans Day. Veterans with a service-related disability ride free year round
Location: Sioux City
Daily one-ride fares must be obtained at the Dispatcher Office within the Martin Luther King Jr. Ground Transportation Center at 505 Nebraska St. The veteran must provide some form of military service identification or other documentation in order to participate.

Siouxland Regional Transit System
Free rides to veterans and their families on Veterans Day
Locations: Cherokee, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, and Woodbury counties

Southern Iowa Trolley
Free rides to veterans and their families on Veterans Day
Locations: Adair, Adams, Clarke, Decatur, Ringgold, Taylor, Union

University of Iowa/Cambus
Drivers will wear Public Transportation Supports America's Veterans button on Veterans Day
Location: University of Iowa, Iowa City