CAMBUS Coronavirus Information

CAMBUS Coronavirus Information

CAMBUS has implemented several changes to decrease the spread of COVID-19. Service and operations will continue to be adjusted as information or circumstances change. CAMBUS processes reflect guidance from the CDC, FTA, local public health experts, and the University of Iowa Critical Incident Management Team.

This page provides a summary of latest rider information. This information may become outdated. Please also refer to the CAMBUS service changes in response to COVID-19 page for the most up-to-date information. 

The most current route and schedule information can be found on this page: view CAMBUS route and schedule information.

Riders are encouraged to use the mobile app, Transit to receive push notifications of service changes to the routes you frequently ride.

Last reviewed: September 16, 2020


Rider Information and Policies

Cleaning Practices

CAMBUS has updated cleaning and disinfecting practices in coordination with guidance from the CDC and FTA.

Buses are disinfected and cleaned at least once a day and are deep cleaned once a week.  This process includes disinfecting of all surfaces and cleaning air filters in the HVAC system.

Buses receive a UV light treatment to kill bacteria and viruses every 48 hours.  The UV light treatment has been proven to be effective against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19

Riders requirements

Riders should enter through the front doors and exit through the back doors to limit face-to-face encounters

Per Federal law, riders are required to wear a face mask while boarding, exiting, and riding on a CAMBUS.  Riders are also required to wear a face mask while waiting at bus stops.

Other prevention measures

Riders are encouraged to follow everyday CDC recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Riders are encouraged to disperse throughout the bus to maintain distancing as much as possible.

Riders are asked to use transportation for essential trips only and to consider walking for short trips when possible.

CAMBUS is providing increased service to Parking Lot 65, Finkbine Commuter and Parking Lot 85, Hawkeye Commuter during the morning and evening commute.  Increasing the frequency of departures allows riders to choose to wait for the next bus.  Riders are encouraged to arrive at the commuter parking lots during non-busy times when possible to further disperse riders amongst available bus service.  Busy commuting times include 6:35am-6:45am and 7:35am-7:45am.

Operating Safely

Drivers are required to wear a face mask while operating a bus.

Driver barriers have been installed to reduce exposure between operators and riders

Route and Schedule Modifications

CAMBUS is operating modified levels of service to best meet the needs of the University of Iowa and UI Hospitals & Clinics. The most up-to-date service information can be found on our website:

CAMBUS evaluates boarding and trip data to determine necessary modifications to service.  Service modifications are announced via our website and the mobile app, Transit.



For questions about CAMBUS service, please call the dispatcher at 319-335-8633 or email

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Parking and Transportation’s operations are focused on supporting the critical operations of the University of Iowa and UI Hospitals & Clinics. Operations may quickly change.

Up to date information regarding the university's preparation and response to COVID-19 is available at