Iowa's News Now reports that following a week of no service due to the devastating derecho, Cedar Rapids Transit is resuming bus service starting today, Monday, August 17.

Storm damage and streets covered in debris have made many roads impassable, and as the cleanup process is still underway, some of these conditions may still prevail, so the transit system says there may be delays in service. Their bus tracker shows real-time service and where buses are stopping, for those who have access to the internet. You may call (319)286-5573 for transit information by phone.

Don't forget all the social distancing guidelines still in place due to the Coronavirus pandemic we are still in:

  • Entering and exiting the bus through the back door only, except those with ADA accommodation requirements
  • 15 passenger limit per bus. Overflow buses will quickly be deployed to follow if there is a need to accommodate additional passengers.
  • Essential trips only, to and from work, medical appointments, grocery shopping, etc.
  • No waiting inside the Ground Transportation Facility, except to use the restroom
  • Face coverings are required and may include masks, bandanas, neck gaiters, scarves
  • No fares taken at this time to limit interaction between riders and passengers

Other public transportation options remain available and include Neighborhood Transportation Service, requiring a reservation 24 hours in advance by calling 319-363-1321.

Linn County Lifts gives priority to passengers with disabilities and medical needs, while also providing the essential rides outlined above. (319)892-5170 for more information.

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