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Effective May 5, 2018

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; Visiting scholars/scientists; 
    Spouses of Iowa State students
 $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

 bucks (10 ride booklet for Dial-A-Ride & HIRTA services 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 5/5/18to 8/31/18)
On sale about April 20

 $80

$40

 $55

Fall Semester Pass (valid 8/13/18to 12/31/18)
On sale about August 6
   

 Purchase on or before September 14

   $130  

 $65

  $80

 After September 14

 $100

 $50

 $60

School Year Pass (valid 8/13/18 to 5/31/19)
On sale about August 6
     

 Purchase on or before September 14

$260

$130

$155

After September 14

$230

$115

$140

 After December 7

$130

$65

$80

After February 15

$100

$50

$60

 

Winter Pass (valid 11/5/18 to 3/22/19)

On sale about October 25

     

Purchase on or before December 7

$120

$60

$70

After December 7

$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 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.