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Information, Routes, and Demand Response Services

Toll Free: 1-800-839-5005

Relay Iowa: 711

Main Dispatch Office - Dubuque

7600 Commerce Park
Dubuque, IA 52002
Phone: (563) 588-4592
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Jackson County RTA Bus Garage

1000 E Quarry Rd.
Maquoketa, IA 52060

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Delaware County RTA Bus Garage

123 Maple Street
Earlville, IA 52041

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The RTA provides accessible, safe, convenient, and efficient transportation for all citizens in the cities, communities and rural areas of Delaware, Dubuque and Jackson Counties to enhance their quality of life. RTA vehicles are equipped to accommodate the general public, including children, the elderly and people with disabilities.

The RTA does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by the RTA directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which the RTA arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

For more information on our non-discrimination policy or to file a complaint with the RTA, please click here.

All RTA services are based on the demand of our clients and are open to the general public, including people with disabilities.

The RTA manages a fleet of 30 light duty buses, accessible minivans and standard vans.  RTA provides 180,000 annual passenger trips serving over 2,500 individuals in the three-county region. To expedite customer service, the RTA maintains offices in Dubuque, Manchester and Maquoketa.

The RTA contracts with East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA) for management services and office space.

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