CAMBUS alert: Hospital Finkbine Arena and Pentacrest routes detoured Tuesday, Feb. 18

CAMBUS alert: Hospital Finkbine-Arena and Pentacrest routes detoured Tuesday, Feb. 18

Update February 18, 2020 1:20PM

Service alert update: The Finkbine Commuter Drive railroad crossing has opened to traffic. Regular Hospital Finkbine-Arena and Pentacrest service to Finkbine Parking Lot and Arena Parking Lot will resume at 1:30 PM.

 

February 14, 2020

The Iowa Interstate Railroad crossing at Finkbine Commuter Drive will close beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, to undergo emergency repair. Iowa Interstate Railroad hopes to reopen the crossing by 5 p.m. the same day. The closure also includes the pedestrian crossing and will affect some CAMBUS routes. View news release: Finkbine Commuter Drive closed for rail repair Tuesday, Feb. 18

    

Map showing temporary Hospital Finkbine Route, Hospital Arena Route, and PM North Hospital Shuttle detours on February 18

CAMBUS information  

The railroad crossing is expected to be closed through 5 p.m. Regular CAMBUS service will resume as soon as the crossing re-opens.   

CAMBUS will use the alerts feature of the Transit app to send push notifications when route detours begin and when regular service resumes. The Transit app will also display the location of buses during the detour, although predictions may be unreliable. Using the live bus location in the app will help riders know when a bus will depart.  

Riders are encouraged to download the app and “favorite” the routes they ride to receive the notifications. Announcements also will be posted to the CAMBUS Twitter account @uiowacambus and on the Parking and Transportation website, transportation.uiowa.edu.  

 

Hospital Finkbine-Arena Route   

Before 8:30 a.m., regular weekday service will operate. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Hospital Finkbine-Arena route will split into two temporary routes: Hospital-Finkbine and Hospital-Arena. 

  • "Hospital-Finkbine" will travel from Parking Lot 65 to the West Campus Transportation Center (WCTC) via Finkbine Commuter Drive and Melrose Avenue.  
    • Service until regular service resumes:
      8:30 a.m. to 3:23 p.m. every 20 minutes
      3:23 to 4 p.m. every 10 minutes
      4 to 5 p.m. every 6-7 minutes    
  • "Hospital-Arena" will travel from Parking Lot 75 to the West Campus Transportation Center(WCTC) via Hawkins Drive.    
    • Service until regular service resumes:
      8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every 8-10 minutes
      4 to 5 p.m. every 5 minutes   

After 5 p.m., regular weekday service will resume for the Hospital Finkbine-Arena route and the temporary Hospital-Finkbine and Hospital-Arena routes will end.   

Pentacrest Route   

Before 8:30 a.m., regular weekday service will operate.  Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Pentacrest Route will not serve Finkbine stops, but will continue to serve Arena stops.   

  • To travel to Newton Road or downtown, riders from Finkbine will take the temporary Hospital-Finkbine Route to WCTC and transfer to the Red Route or Blue Route.   
    • Those traveling to Newton Road should transfer to a Red Route 
    • Those traveling to downtown should transfer to a Blue Route  
  • To return to Finkbine, riders will take the Red Route or Blue Route to WCTC and transfer to the temporary Hospital-Finkbine Route. 
    • Those traveling from Newton Road should take the Blue Route to WCTC.  
    • Those traveling from downtown should take the Red Route to WCTC.  

After 5 p.m., regular weekday service will resume for the Pentacrest Route, including Finkbine service.  

PM North Hospital Shuttle 

PM North Hospital Shuttle that operates academic weekdays from 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. will be unable to serve Finkbine stops. PM North Hospital Shuttle route will instead provide service from the VA Loop, to Arena stops, and WCTC. 

 

Questions

Riders are encouraged to use the mobile app, Transit, for trip-planning, bus departure predictions, and to view live bus tracking information.  For questions about CAMBUS service, please call the dispatcher at 319-335-8633 or email cambus-transit@uiowa.edu.