HIRTA News Blog

Gas Leak forces Office Evacuation

Brooke Ramsey - Wednesday, September 18, 2019


A gas leak on 104th street has forced the evacuation and closure of two buildings, including the Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency (HIRTA) central office. Originally, HIRTA staff was told it would be a few minutes before Mid American Energy could shut off the gas line, however several hours later officials have reported the location of the gas leak has not been identified and it may be hours until the buildings are safe to be occupied.

HIRTA thanks the public for their patience during this time.


Julia Castillo - Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Holiday Closure Reminder

Brooke Ramsey - Thursday, August 29, 2019
A friendly reminder: HIRTA will be closed in observance of the holiday on Monday 9/2/19, if you need to reschedule your routine trip to another day, please contact our customer service department at 1-877-686-0029 or erides@ridehirta.com . Thank you and have a safe holiday. 


Julia Castillo - Thursday, August 15, 2019

Student Transportation

Brooke Ramsey - Monday, August 05, 2019

Summer is coming to a close and parents are preparing for back to school. Don't forget to plan your student's transportation. Download the Amble App for free on the google or apple play store, then manage and pay for your students transportation at your convenience. Keep in mind, there are rules to riding the bus, see the student transportation brochure:

Free Trips to Perry Food Pantry

Brooke Ramsey - Monday, August 05, 2019
HIRTA is offering Free rides to Perry Food Pantries. This program, funded in part by Alliant Energy.

Free Trips to Madison County Food Banks

Brooke Ramsey - Monday, July 29, 2019
HIRTA is offering Free rides to Madison County Food Pantries. This program, funded in part by Madison County Community Foundation.

Ride HIRTA to Shop

Brooke Ramsey - Friday, July 26, 2019

HIRTA is Pet Friendly

Brooke Ramsey - Wednesday, July 24, 2019

HIRTA and DART Rideshare partnership

Julia Castillo - Tuesday, July 23, 2019

We’re excited to partner with @rideDART to expand access to the RideShare vanpooling program! Vanpooling is great for:

  • Employees who want to save money on their commute and avoid the hassle of driving
  • Employers who want to expand their talent pool and reduce turnover by offering unique benefits
  • The environment, because we all benefit from fewer cars on the road


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