Transit Study

Transit Study for Partner Agency

The City of Coralville and University of Iowa CAMBUS are participating in the Iowa City Area Transit Study (ICATS) conducted by the City of Iowa City.

About the Study

The study will review many aspects of our transit system, including:
  • Routes
  • Stops
  • Ridership
  • Hours of service
  • Frequency of service
  • Fares/passes
Reimagine Your Ride
The study will also collect data about bus ridership, review the existing transit system, and provide opportunities to hear from the public about their transit priorities. The consultant team will analyze and evaluate the information gathered, and will propose strategies to improve coordination between the local transit agencies.


The study began in September 2019. It is anticipated the study will take the greater part of a year and is expected to be complete in the summer of 2020.

How to Be Involved

January-March 2020: See the Proposed Changes & Give Feedback Online

View three scenarios with possible changes to transit routes and schedules, and give feedback online: take the Transit Study Scenario Survey

The survey will be open through March 5, 2020.  The final recommendations will be made based on public feedback, so you are encouraged to participate.

Past Events

Take the "Design Your Ideal Transit System" Survey
Design your own transit system using a quick and user-friendly web-based platform. Participants can develop their ideal transit system and see the benefits of ridership, travel time, and more within a given set of resources, and give their ideas for improving the area's public transit system.

The survey closed in early December 2019. If you missed the survey but would still like to comment, please email

Public Meetings: #1
  • University of Iowa: Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 5:00-7:00 pm, IMU in the Historic Iowa River Room, Room 341.
  • Iowa City: Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm, Iowa City Public Library.
  • Coralville: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm, Coralville City Hall
Public Meetings: #2
Attend a brief presentation at 6:00 pm, and then weigh in on possible scenarios for a transit system redesign, including possible route changes.
  • Iowa City: Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm, Iowa City Public Library (Meeting Room A); free on-demand transportation to get home every half-hour during open house
  • University of Iowa: Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm, IMU (Divine Nine Room #335); free Iowa City Transit shuttles between downtown interchange and IMU from 5:30 to 8:15 pm
  • Coralville: Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:00-8:00 pm, Coralville City Hall