CAMBUS service alert: CAMBUS service for summer 2021 session beginning May 15

CAMBUS service for summer 2021 session beginning May 15

May 3, 2021

CAMBUS will begin operating summer service schedules on Saturday, May 15, 2021.  During summer service, some route schedules are adjusted and residence hall dedicated routes do not operate. Fixed-route services do not operate on weekends and end at 9:40 p.m. on weekdays.  The CAMBUS On-Demand Shuttle provides service after 8:45 p.m. on weekdays and during the day on weekends.   

CAMBUS routes that do not operate during break periods, including summer: 

  • Mayflower Shuttle 
  • Interdorm-WCTC 
  • Interdorm 

These routes will have schedule changes beginning Monday, May 17: 

Red Route  

Service provided every 15 minutes from 6:25 a.m. to 5:55 p.m. and then every 30 minutes until 9:40 p.m. 

View schedule 

Blue Route 

Service provided every 15 minutes from 6:02 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. and then every 30 minutes until 9:25 p.m. 

View schedule

VA Loop Shuttle

Route will have a new year-round morning schedule as of May 17, 2021 

View schedule

Hawk Lot-Hospital

Route will have a new late evening schedule as of May 17, 2021 to better accommodate UI Hospitals & Clinics  shift times.  

View schedule

Other important service notes:

Night Service 

All fixed-route services will end by 9:40 p.m. on weekdays.  From 8:45 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on weekdays, the On-Demand Shuttle provides no-fare campus service.  The On-Demand Shuttle is available to provide rides to and from CAMBUS stops in these areas: main campus, health sciences campus, and the Hawkeye campus.  Riders can request a ride from the On-Demand Shuttle by calling 319-335-8633.

Weekend Service 

On weekends during summer, CAMBUS provides On-Demand and Bionic Bus services.  On-Demand and Bionic Bus operates 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekends.  The On-Demand Shuttle is available to provide rides to and from CAMBUS stops in these areas: main campus, health sciences campus, and the Hawkeye campus.  Riders can request a ride from the On-Demand Shuttle by calling 319-335-8633. 

Weekend ridership during over the past several summers has averaged about 60 riders per day. This change is anticipated to increase convenience for riders and provide a more efficient service. 

View the service boundaries of the On-Demand Shuttle 

Madison Street Detour 

Routes will continue to detour away from Madison Street, between Burlington Street and Washington Street, due to construction activities.   

View more information about the detour

Mayflower Hall

There will no CAMBUS service at Mayflower Hall during the summer session because there will be no residents housed there. 

Softball Complex 

The Softball Complex bus stop is scheduled to reopen on Monday, May 17.  The stop will be relocated on 1st Avenue, near the entrance to the Softball Complex parking lot.  The stop will receive all-day service from the Hawk Lot-Hospital and Hawkeye-Pentacrest routes.  Due to the stop relocation, the Research Park route will not serve the Softball Complex stop. 


Rider Information 

Riders are required to wear a face mask on the bus. Driver barriers have been installed on buses to protect drivers and riders. Interior surfaces of the buses are sprayed with a disinfectant each night and wiped down. Each bus receives a UV light treatment to disinfect the interior every 24 to 48 hours.

Transit App

CAMBUS has a passenger information system, Transit, that includes guided navigation and trip planning. Using the Transit app can help riders understand how to navigate the service beginning May 15, including walking directions and locating the nearest bus stop. 

Accessibility

The Parking and Transportation Department is committed to promoting campus accessibility through mobility solutions for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors.  In addition to fixed-route bus services, CAMBUS also operates a door-to-door paratransit bus service, called "Bionic Bus".  

Learn more about Bionic bus service.

Questions?

For questions about CAMBUS services, please call 319-335-8633 or email cambus-transit@uiowa.edu.