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Rider Testimonials

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
Fax: (563) 557-3176

Jackson County RTA Bus Garage

1000 E Quarry Rd.
Maquoketa, IA 52060

Delaware County RTA Bus Garage

1020 South 3rd Street
Manchester, IA 52057

What our Riders are saying

How do people who can't afford a vehicle or can't drive, get from point "A" to point "B"?

Meet Michelle, a 50 year old Dubuque area resident who works at Goodwill two days a week and hopes to someday save enough money to go to Florida with her friends. She enjoys riding the RTA bus to work and to Cozy Corners.

Amy_Hunter Meet Amy, she has been riding the RTA for 22 years!  Amy rides the RTA for work every day of the week and also uses the bus to go bowling with her friends.  Amy loves riding the RTA and loves spending time with her friends and talking with the driver during her trip.  Even when Amy’s mom is in town she prefers to ride the RTA instead of going home with her mom!
Amy_Hunter Robert lives in Maquoketa and uses the RTA to get from home to the senior meal site.

In addition to Michelle and Amy, the RTA has helped many others.

Joe from Manchester, uses this critical service three times a week to go for his dialysis treatment.

The RTA also takes NICC students, such as Sheila who is wheelchair-bound, to and from school. Without the RTA, Sheila would not be able to take classes towards a degree.

“My child has a life threatening disease and needs to see a hematologist and there isn’t a child specialist here in Dubuque.  These rides to Iowa City have enabled her to get proper treatment.  It is truly a blessing that you have been able to help me and my family! I work part-time and we have a vehicle but I wouldn’t have been able to afford the gas to drive back and forth to Iowa City.  Thank you so much!”

Chiquita Knight

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