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Iowa transit agencies show support of our veterans

October 30, 2013

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 30, 2013 – All over the nation, veterans will be honored on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, for their service to our country. In Iowa, several of the public transit agencies will be offering free rides to veterans to thank them for their sacrifice. Some systems are extending free rides to veterans’ family members. To find out if your local transit system is participating, please go to http://www.iowadot.gov/transit/transitveterans.html. Check the site often as more activities are being added as additional events are confirmed.

Iowa is served by 19 urban transit agencies, 16 regional transit agencies, and 10 mobility managers supporting urban and rural communities in each of Iowa’s 99 counties. Public transit plays a critical role in the mobility and quality of life of Iowans. All public transit services are open to the public.

More than 27.5 million public transit rides were provided in Iowa last year, representing nearly nine rides for each resident and a ridership increase of 14.5 percent over the past six years.

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Contact: Brent Paulsen at 515-239-1132 or brent.paulsen@dot.iowa.gov

 


Iowa highway in the evening