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Fixed Route Cash Fares

Iowa State University students with a current I S U Card
    Any Iowa State student who has paid fees for the current semester

 Free
Regular fare 
    All riders who are not current Iowa State students (not paying student fees to Iowa State), Visiting scholars/scientists, Spouses of Iowa State students, and post-docs. 
Post-docs** (see note at bottom of this page for subsidized pass information.)
 $1.00
Reduced fare 
    K-12 students; Medicare cardholders; 65 or older; Persons with a disability
 $0.50
 Children 5 years and younger (maximum of 3 children per passenger)  Free
Personal Care Attendants (PCA)
An attendant accompanying and assisting an A D A eligible person. 
 Free

Coins and bills accepted.  Drivers do not carry change. 

 
Ticket Books

Regular Fare ticket book (10 ride booklet for Fixed Routes only )

 $10.00

Reduced Fare ticket book (10 ride booklet for Fixed Routes only)

$5.00

HIRTA bucks (10 ride booklet for Dial-A-Ride service only)  $10.00

Reduced Fare tickets may be used by K-12 students, persons with a disability, Medicaid/Medicare cardholders, and person over 65 years of age. 

Unlimited Ride Passes

Regular

Reduced*
 

 I S U**
Subsidized

Monthly Pass (valid for a calendar month)
On sale about the 20th of the previous month

The Reduced Fare Monthly pass

may be used by persons with a disability, Medicaid/Medicare cardholders, and persons over 65 years of age. The Reduced Fare Monthly pass is not available for K-12 students.

 $35

 $17

 NA

Summer Pass (valid 5/11/2019 to 8/31/2019)
On sale about May 1

 $80

$40

 $50

Fall Semester Pass (valid 8/19/2019 to 12/31/19)
On sale about August 12
   

 Purchase on or before September 14

   $130  

 $65

  $80

 After September 14

 $100

 $50

 $60

School Year Pass (valid 8/19/19 to 5/31/20)
On sale about August 12
     

 Purchase on or before September 13

$260

$130

$155

After September 13

$230

$115

$140

 After December 6

$130

$65

$80

After February 14

$100

$50

$60

 

Winter Pass (valid 11/2/19 to 3/22/19)

On sale about October 25

     

Purchase on or before December 6

$120

$60

$70

After December 6

$80

$40

$50

*Reduced Pass Information:

  • Reduced Fare Summer, Fall, School Year, and Winter passes may be used by K-12 students, persons with a disability, Medicaid/Medicare cardholders, and persons over 65 years of age.
  • The Reduced Fare Monthly pass may be used by persons with a disability, Medicare/Medicaid cardholders, and persons over 65 years of age. The Reduced Fare Monthly pass is not available for K-12 students. The Reduced Fare Monthly pass may be purchased only at CyRide and City Hall.
  • Persons over 65 who do not have a Medicare/Medicaid card should contact CyRide for a Reduced Fare Certification Card to show the driver as proof to ride for half fare. Persons with disabilities should show their A D A identification card (card utilized to ride Dial-A-Ride) to the driver to ride for half fare on CyRide. Medicare/Medicaid cardholders can also show their Medicare/Medicaid cards to the driver as proof of eligibility for half fare with no other proof necessary.

** I S U Parking Systems subsidizes passes for University Staff, Faculty Members and Postdocs:  The subsidized passes are available at University Bookstore, or at the CyRide office, or through the mail. Any person who does not have a "Staff/Faculty" ID card must show a current Iowa State University pay stub to be eligible for the subsidized pass.

 Replacement charge for lost/stolen passes is $10.00.  Please contact CyRide at 515-292-1100.