2019 Community Transportation Manager of the Year
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The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) awarded Julia Castillo, Executive Director as
Transit Manager of the Year. Julia has transformed the image of rural transportation, and has done a wonderful
job representing Iowa on the national stage; we are lucky to have her call HIRTA home. On behalf of HIRTA we thank
Julia for her dedication to rural public transportation, our mission of providing public transportation in Central Iowa and
her outstanding service to our customers. Congratulations Julia!
Get on Board Day, sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association, is a national awareness and advocacy day highlighting the many ways public transit provides economical, social, cultural, environmental, and safety benefits for all Americans.
In honor of Get On Board Day, HIRTA will be providing free rides to new customers on April 25, 2019.
Help us raise awareness about the value of public transportation by adding your name to the National Get On Board Day petition by clicking here.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TODAY’S DATE March 6, 2019
CONTACT 1: Brooke Ramsey, Business Development Manager 515-309-9282
CONTACT 2: Julia Castillo, Executive Director 515-309-9281
CHANGES COMING to Public Transit in Dallas County
[Urbandale, IA] Effective April 1, 2019, HIRTA Public Transit in Dallas County will no longer be operated by HomeCare Services, Inc. of Dallas County. HIRTA Public Transit will provide their own transit services throughout Dallas County.
The fares will change when HIRTA begins providing services directly. Our Regionwide FARE structure is $2.00 per trip within the cities of Adel, Perry
We encourage people to sign up for our RSS feed from our website www.hirtapublictransit.com and also to like and follow us on our Facebook or Twitter page @rideHIRTA. This is where we post announcements, updates, inclement weather closings or restrictions and other information we want the public and our riders to know.
HIRTA staff is working with HomeCare Services Inc, of Dallas County staff to make this a seamless transition as possible. We are excited to serve those who currently ride HIRTA and also hope to open the door to those who are new to the Public Transit experience.
Due to the extreme cold temperatures, HIRTA is canceling service on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 in Boone, Jasper, Marion, Story and Warren Counties. Ames paratransit / Dial-A-Ride will still be open. Our office will be closed. Please stay safe.
Due to inclement weather and deteriorated road conditions, HIRTA will have in-town only service in Boone, Ames, Newton, Pella, Knoxville