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Overview of proposed changes flyerIowa City Area Transit Study (ICATS) Overview of Proposed Changes Fares & Passes Effective July 2021 • All passes and single-ride tickets can be used on Iowa City Transit and Coralville Transit inter- changeably • Transfers allowed at all bus stops, not just the interchange • Free transfers between Iowa City Transit and Coralville Transit • Seniors (65+), disabled passengers, Medicare card holders, and SEATS card holders ride for free, any time of day • Youth fare reduced from $0.75 to $0.50 • 31-Day Youth Pass (5-18 yrs) reduced from $27 to $16 • Saturday Family Fare eliminated due to low demand Transit System Effective August 2021 • 11 NEW bus routes with new names and new schedules • Consolidated routes with overlapping service • Number of bus stops have been reduced to help improve reliability and on-time performance Summer 2021 Changes Caveats Some areas have longer walks to service Fewer one-seat rides to UIHC on Iowa City Transit Goals Make transit more dependable for those who rely on it, and an easier choice for others Improve ridership Better access from areas of high need Faster, more frequent, and more reliable service Simplify the system to make it easier to understand Improve communications so riders have up-to-date information on bus location, arrival times, routes, fares, service alerts, and access to trip planning tools Make transit stops more comfortable and accessible Improve coordination across transit agencies More consistent fare and transfer policies between Iowa City and Coralville Routes Service Easier to understand routes Same routes days, nights, and weekends More streamlined routes, using main roads and fewer side streets Improved access to key retail destinations/job centers Reduced duplication between Iowa City Transit, Coralville, and CAMBUS Faster, more direct service Improved on-time performance Improved weekday evening service More service during mid-day Improved Saturday service “Transit App” launched to plan trips and find your bus Highlights Coming Soon / Next Steps Continue to evaluate on-demand options for late evening/overnight transportation Continue to improve bus stop amenities (ie: lighted bus shelters, benches, and trash cans) Develop plan to improve accessibility and access to bus stops Late 2021: First electric buses hit the streets Late 2021/2022: Launch Sunday Service two-year pilot For more information visit www.icgov.org/transit, call Iowa City Transit at 319-356-5151, or email ICTransit@iowa-city.org.