Alternative modes

Why do you

choose to walk, bike, ride transit, vanpool, or carpool?

University of Iowa Parking and Transportation offers and supports several alternative modes of transportation. The alternative modes provide sustainable options that help:

- Reduce carbon emissions
- Save money
- Reduce stress
- Enhance mobility

Unpark Yourself

Our ‘Unpark Yourself’ campaign is rooted in making the transportation of those in our community easier, and more efficient.

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380 Express

Discounted passes are available for the bus service that travels between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City and stops in Coralville.

rideshare network

UI Rideshare Network

UI RideShare Network uses ridesharing software to help university employees and students find commuting partners who also work or study at the University of Iowa. 

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Employee Van Pool Program

Parking and Transportation offers leasing of University owned vans and provides them to groups of University faculty and staff for the purpose of getting them to and from work.

Coralville Transit

Bus Passs | U-PASS

Discounted passes are available for unlimited rides on Iowa City Transit or Coralville Transit.

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Miles of biking and pedestrian paths provide safe and scenic routes to travel around campus. 

carpool permit form

Carpool Permits

Permit holders may convert their parking permit into a carpool arrangement if they want to share the ride and drive with others.

Contact Commuter Programs

Phone: 319-353-5770

News for Alternative Transportation

UI Commuter Programs releases updated and improved My Van Pool for employees 
Feb. 23, 2021

University of Iowa Employee Van Pool Program has redeveloped the Van Pool Management System and My Van Pool portal because the previous system language has become obsolete.
CAMBUS honors civil rights activist Rosa Parks during Black History Month
Public transportation systems across the United States are honoring civil rights activist Rosa Parks during the 2020 celebration of Black History Month.
CAMBUS invites community to provide input Jan. 28 – 30 on transit study proposed concepts 
Iowa City Area Transit Study (ICATS) consultant Nelson/Nygaard has proposed three service scenarios for area transit agencies following extensive collection of data and public input.
CAMBUS invites community to participate in open houses Nov. 12 – 14, 2019 
The University of Iowa, the City of Coralville, and the City of Iowa City will be hosting public open house events Tuesday, November 12 – Thursday, November 14.

Alerts for Alternative Transportation