accessible, open to the public and no fare
CAMBUS was conceived and started by university students in 1972 to increase campus accessibility, particularly between the east and west side of campus. It has been operated and supervised by students ever since.
Providing professional development and growth to its 160 student employees, as well as providing an essential service to the university community, CAMBUS is a vivid example of the superior abilities and dedication of Iowa students.
3 million +
rides per year
annual hours of service
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All CAMBUS vehicles and services are accessible to persons with disabilities. Buses are equipped with kneelers and wheelchair ramps. To have the bus kneeled or us the wheelchair ramp, please ask the driver. Service animals and respirators are welcome on all vehicles.
Great UI Student Job Opportunities
CAMBUS is, and always has been, student operated. Currently, 170 dedicated UI students operate the on-campus transit service. CAMBUS is designed by and for student employees.
A team of many talents
At CAMBUS, our dedicated team of student employees excel at providing safe and reliable transportation services to the university community. Our multi-talented student team also works behind the scenes in ensuring the day-to-day operations. Where a dedication to service meets hard work and professional growth, our team rises to any occasion.