CAMBUS Service Alert: Fall route changes and temporary stop closures begin Monday, August 17, 2020

CAMBUS Service Alert: Fall route changes and temporary stop closures begin Monday, August 17, 2020

August 10, 2020 

Update August 20, 2020: Pentacrest Route schedule modified effective August 24, 2020

CAMBUS announced changes to routes and schedules for the Fall 2020 semester.  Most changes detailed in a July 23 news release will begin Monday, August 17, including several temporary stop closures.  Service changes strategically reduce the number of riders on each bus and reduce riding time on a bus, both in response to COVID-19.  Service changes are effective through Friday, November 20.  Routes and schedules for the virtual instruction period after Thanksgiving Break will be announced at a later date.

For complete details of the service change, please click here to view the news release.

Temporary Bus Stop Closures

Stop closures were strategically made based upon proximity to the next closest bus stop and whether that stop is a walkable distance. Walkable trips are defined as trips that do not exceed 0.5 miles or 10 minutes but other factors - terrain, elevation, accessible paths - are also considered. 

Parking and Transportation remains committed to provide campus access to all students, staff, faculty, and visitors. If a stop closure or relocation impacts a persons access to campus, please contact CAMBUS. Students, staff, and faculty with a disability are also eligible for the Bionic Bus, which provides door-to-door service in accordance with ADA requirements.

List of temporarily closed bus stops

IMU (Iowa Memorial Union) 
Seamans Center  
Main Library  
Clinton and College streets 
Clinton and Prentiss streets 
ERF (Engineering Research Facility) 
Church Street North  
Church Street South  
Softball Complex  
River Street and Riverside Drive 
Pride and Cultural Centers (centers temporarily closed during fall 2020) 

Temporarily relocated bus stops: Burge Hall and Currier Hall

The bus stops at Burge Hall and Currier Hall have been temporarily relocated to one block East to Dubuque Street. The Interdorm-WCTC route provides transportation from these stops to the Pentacrest and on to the West Campus, as well as to Mayflower. 

Service changes in effect as of August 17

Note: some routes will not operate the week of August 17, and some routes will not operate selected trips.

Note: The Hospital-Finkbine Arena and VA Loop Shuttle routes will not have new alignments or schedules.  The PM VA Loop Shuttle will resume operating beginning August 17, 2020.

Route name changes

East Campus Shuttle is now South Campus Shuttle  
Hospital via Hancher is now Hancher-Newton Road  
North Hospital Shuttle is now VA Loop Shuttle  
Hawkeye Express is now Hawkeye-Pentacrest  

Routes with new alignments and/or schedule:

Main Campus routes:
*Interdorm-WCTC: view route map and weekday schedule
Red Route: view route map and weekday schedule
Blue Route: view route map and weekday schedule

Health Sciences Campus routes:
Research Park: view route map and weekday schedule
Pentacrest: view route map and weekday schedule
*Hawkeye-Pentacrest: view route map and weekday schedule
Hancher-Newton Road: view route map and weekday schedule

Hancher Parking Lot and Arts Campus routes:
Hancher-Newton Road: view route map and weekday schedule
Hancher-Downtown: view route map and weekday schedule

Finkbine Commuter and Arena Parking Lot routes:
Pentacrest: view route map and weekday schedule
On-Demand Shuttle: view service information

Hawkeye Commuter/Hawkeye Campus routes:
Hawk Lot-Hospital: view route map and weekday schedule
*Hawkeye-Pentacrest: view route map and weekday schedule
Hawkeye Interdorm: view route map and weekday schedule

*Select trips will not operate the week of August 17 - 21.

In addition to these changes, the South Campus Shuttle will resume service as of August 17 and the Hawkeye-Hospital route will be discontinued.

Service changes in effect August 24

Some fall routes and trips will not operate until Monday, August 24.  These include:

Mayflower Shuttle: view route map and weekday schedule
West Dorm Shuttle: view route map and weekday schedule

Complete route and schedule information for the Fall 2020 semester can be found on our Routes, Schedules, and Maps page.

 

Transit

Riders are encouraged to use the mobile app, Transit, to plan trips, get real-time departure information, live bus locations, service alerts and more.  Download Transit to your Apple or Android smart device.

Questions?

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

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 here.