City buildings in Cedar Rapids (including the Ground Transportation Center) are once again requiring masks inside their facilities, as COVID-19 transmission rates have again begun to increase in Linn County. That requirement is not in effect while riding the bus but another change will soon be going into effect, as fare collection will soon resume

After awaiting city council approval on a proposal the Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that Cedar Rapids Transit is going ahead with its plans to again charge riders, albeit at a lower cost.

Prior to the pandemic, the single-ride fare for adults was $1.50. That will now be reduced to $1, starting on September 6. The following groups will be able to ride for free:

  • Seniors, age 65 or over with proof of age or free fare ID card
  • Passengers in the student-sponsored fare program
  • Passengers with disabilities with Americans with Disabilities Act paratransit card or free fare ID card
  • Medicare passengers with Medicare card or free fare ID card
  • Income-based program passengers with a free fare ID card
  • Children 12 and under

Multi-ride passes have some fare revisions as well, including:

  • 31-day or monthly pass: $30
  • 10 ride passes: $10
  • Day passes: $2

In June, Cedar Rapids Transit began offering Saturday service once again, giving workers and those needing rides across Cedar Rapids even more options.

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