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Neighborhood Transportation Service (NTS)
A shared ride transportation service that provides rides to and from work, training, school, and life skills classes during hours that the fixed route city buses are not running. Before scheduling a first ride, riders MUST sign up for service and purshase their initial tickets at the NTS office located at:
NTS Office Address:
317 - 7th Ave. SE. Suiet 205
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Cabs to Augment the Bus System (CABS)
CABS is a taxi subsidy program for persons with disabilities who reside in the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area. Its purpose is to increase access to transportation for persons with disabilities particularly those who are employed, at times when other transportation services are not available.
LIFTS provides accessible door-to-door public transportation services for senior citizens, people with disabilities, and the general public thoughout non-metropolitan areas of Linn County. All non-metropolitan riders (citizens of Linn County living outside of Cedar Rapids) are eligible for this public transportation, regardless of ADA eligibility or disability.
ADA eligible riders get first priority of scheduling
In order to to be ADA eligible to ride LIFTS, your doctor must certify that you have a disability that prevents you from riding the fixed route bus (the city bus).
Call 319.892.5170 for a form that your doctor can fill out
Call 319.892.5170, select option 2 for dispatch, and select option 2 again for future rides. Please call between 7:30am and 12:00 pm. Reservations can be made up to 7 days in advance. LIFTS will NOT accept reservations in the form of phone message. Be prepared to provide the following information when you speak with our staff:
Your name and phone number (rider's name and phone number if calling in for someone)
Pick up address (include apt or suite #'s)
Drop off address
Appointment time (if any), or requested time for pick up
Doctor's name and phone number (if any)
Description of special needs, such as wheel chair, type of wheel chair (elecrtic, extra wide, etc.) oxygen tank, service animal, escort, etc.
LIFTS staff will then negotiate a pick up timewithin a 2 hour window (one hour each way) of your initially requested time. Once a time has been negotiated the bus may arrive 15 minutes before or after this time based on delays or canellations that occur.