CAMBUS service, process, and policy changes in response to COVID-19

CAMBUS service, process, and policy changes in response to COVID-19

Parking and Transportation’s operations are focused on supporting the critical operations of UI Hospitals & Clinics and the university. The department will continue to evaluate and modify processes and operations in accordance with recommendations from public health officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Up-to-date information regarding the university's response to COVID-19 is available at coronavirus.uiowa.edu. 

A summary of rider information and policies is on our website: CAMBUS Coronavirus Information 

Click on the links below to see details regarding CAMBUS operation changes in response to COVID-19 and current level of service.


 

Sept. 16, 2020

CAMBUS to resume front door boarding beginning Sept. 21, 2020

Transparent barriers have been installed to shield drivers so riders can enter through the front doors. CAMBUS is resuming front door boarding on Monday, Sept. 21. Riders should always enter through the front doors. Rear doors should only be used when exiting.

 

Sept. 15, 2020

CAMBUS invests in UV lights and driver barriers to further reduce spread of COVID-19 

Enhanced bus cleaning and sanitation practices are a focus to reduce the spread of COVID-19. In addition to the disinfecting processes added in March, a UV light system has been implemented as part of the disinfecting process. Hand sanitizer dispensers also were recently installed near the rear doors. Transparent barriers are being installed to allow font door boarding to resume soon and to shield drivers. 

 

Aug. 31, 2020

CAMBUS reinstates service to some stops and adjusts weekday residence hall service beginning Sept. 1, 2020

Beginning Sept. 1 CAMBUS is reallocating a portion of underutilized service on the West Dorm Shuttle and Mayflower Shuttle to help meet other service needs. One bus from each route is being reallocated during the daytime to help meet other service needs, and service on these routes ends at 4 p.m. Four bus stops are also reinstated - IMU, Clinton & College, Church & Dubuque.

 

July 23, 2020

CAMBUS announces service changes effective Aug. 17 to better serve campus

University of Iowa CAMBUS is announcing service changes for the Fall 2020 semester. 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 Monday, Aug. 17 through Friday, Nov. 20. The changes will be re-evaluated for the winter and spring service. 

 

May 28, 2020

CAMBUS Coronavirus Information

This page provides a summary of latest rider information. CAMBUS processes reflect guidance from the CDC, FTA, local public health experts, and the University of Iowa Critical Incident Management Team.

 

May 13, 2020

CAMBUS service operations beginning May 18, 2020

This page provides a summary of latest rider information and CAMBUS policies regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). CAMBUS processes reflect guidance from the CDC, FTA, local public health experts, and the University of Iowa Critical Incident Management Team.

 

March 31, 2020

CAMBUS service operations beginning April 6, 2020 and night demand-response change

Interim Service will continue with some adjustments following analysis of recent ridership data and in-light of campus changes. Changes include suspending East Campus Shuttle and Hawkeye-Interdorm Route and switching to a demand-response servive for service from 9 p.m. - 12 a.m. (midnight).

 

March 26, 2020

Weekday Interim service March 30 – April 3 and increased Parking Lot 65 and 75 service

Weekday Interim service will be provided March 30 – April 3 with increased service for Parking Lot 65 and 75 during the peak of the AM and PM commute. This is the same level of service provided the week of March 23.

 

March 23, 2020 

CAMBUS service adjustments for Hawkeye Parking Lot beginning March 24, 2020

CAMBUS will reduce service during the AM and PM peak to Hawkeye Parking Lot beginning Tuesday, March 24 to allocate additional service to Parking Lot 65, Finkbine Commuter and Parking Lot 75, Arena. In response to COVID-19, CAMBUS evaluates daily boarding numbers at commuter parking lots by departure and will quickly implement changes as needed in the interste of social distancing.

 

March 20, 2020

CAMBUS suspending weekend service until further notice beginning March 20, 2020

CAMBUS will be suspending all weekend service until further notice following campus adjustments in response to COVID-19. Interim Service will be provided March 23 – 27, 2020. CAMBUS will continue to evaluate the needs of campus with the UI Critical Incident Management Team and make adjustments accordingly. 

 

March 20, 2020

Additional CAMBUS departures for Parking Lots 65, 75 during commute

In the interest of social distancing, CAMBUS has implemented additional departures from Parking Lot 65 (Finkbine Commuter), and Parking Lot 75 (Arena). These additional departures were implemented for service beginning Monday, March 23.  

 

March 19, 2020

Additional CAMBUS departures for Parking Lots 65, 75, 85 during morning commute

In the interest of social distancing, CAMBUS has implemented additional departures from Parking Lot 85 (Hawkeye Commuter), Parking Lot 65 (Finkbine Commuter), and Parking Lot 75 (Arena). These additional departures were implemented for service beginning Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20. Additional departures will be announced for the week of March 23 before Friday, March 20. 

 

March 16, 2020

Bus boarding and exiting procedure modified beginning March 17, 2020 

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, riders should board and exit the bus using the rear doors. Riders with mobility concerns may continue to use the front door to board and exit. Riders who need assistance - bus lowered, ramp put out – are directed to knock on the front door for assistance. Complete information available in alert linked.

 

March 11, 2020

CAMBUS service announcement: Service provided March 14 - April 4, 2020

CAMBUS will operate Interim Weekday service March 14 - April 4. Complete information available in alert linked.

 

March 9, 2020

CAMBUS announcement: Bus sanitization process changed in response to COVID-19

Buses are cleaned nightly with an EPA approved cleaner effective against COVID-19. If riding the bus, make efforts to practice social distancing as much as possible.