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

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

August 31, 2020

CAMBUS is implementing service adjustments on Sept. 1, 2020, based on the first week of ridership data from the fall 2020 semester to better match resources with campus and rider needs. Adjustments include reinstating service to four stops that were temporarily closed and reallocating some service from the West Dorm Shuttle and Mayflower Shuttle Service. No changes will be made to weekday service after 7 p.m. or weekend service at this time. 

Frequent daytime service, about every six to 10 minutes, continues for west campus and Mayflower residence halls through a combination of the Interdorm-WCTC route, West Dorm Shuttle, and Mayflower Shuttle.

Service adjustments effective Tuesday, Sept. 1

Multiple buses provide service on the routes Mayflower Shuttle and West Dorm Shuttle between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. A preliminary evaluation of boarding data indicated most trips on these routes had five or fewer riders during the first week of the fall semester.  

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. Current data suggest that most trips between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. will not exceed 15 riders.

West Campus Residence Halls

7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays 

The West Dorm Shuttle now provides departures every 15 minutes. Together, the West Dorm Shuttle and Interdorm-WCTC route provide departures from the west campus to the Pentacrest about every six to 10 minutes. 

4 to 7 p.m. weekdays 

Interdorm-WCTC service departures will take place about every 12 minutes. 

Mayflower Residence Hall

7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays 

Mayflower Shuttle now provides departures every 20 minutes. Together, Mayflower Shuttle and Interdorm-WCTC routes provide departures from Mayflower Hall to the Pentacrest about every eight to 10 minutes. 

4 to 7 p.m. weekdays 

Interdorm-WCTC service departures will take place about every 12 minutes.

Bus stop adjustments effective Tuesday, Sept. 1

Stops reinstated  Stops remaining closed 
IMU (Iowa Memorial Union)
Clinton & College
Church & Dubuque*
Clinton & Prentiss
Main Library
Seanans Center
  ERF
River Street & Riverside
Softball Complex
Pride & Cultural Centers

Notes 

Temporary stop closures due either fall 2020 service adjustments or construction activities 

Burge Hall and Currier Hall stop is relocated to Dubuque Street 

*Stops Church Street North and South combined, see map 

Click or tap on map to view larger 

Service change information and data

In preparation for the fall 2020 semester, CAMBUS modeled ridership needs using a moderate reduction in student ridership. Preliminary data from the fall 2020 semester indicates a larger than expected decrease in ridership on student-focused routes. CAMBUS is reallocating a portion of this underutilized service to help meet other needs across campus and cover staffing shortfalls due to the coronavirus. 

Parking and Transportation continues to make adjustments to support the critical needs of the University of Iowa and UI Hospitals & Clinics. Adjustments are approved by the UI Critical Incident Management Team (CIMT). 

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 for students, faculty, and staff called the Bionic bus.  

Learn more about Bionic bus service

Transit

CAMBUS services can change quickly in response to COVID-19, construction, and other circumstances. Stay up to date on services by using Transit. The app is free for riders to download to mobile devices. Riders can favorite routes they frequently ride to receive push notifications on their mobile device for service changes.

Questions? 

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