HIRTA News Blog

HIRTA Executive Director testifies before US House Committee

Brooke Ramsey - Thursday, September 20, 2018

On September 5, 2018, Julia Castillo, Executive Director of the Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency (HIRTA) testified as a witness on behalf of Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) before the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit of the House of Representative Transportation and Infrastructure Committee regarding "innovation in surface transportation". 

Julia's testimony has been shared by KWBG, local news radio in Boone, IA. To see a copy of their article, please click here.

HIRTA thanks the Subcommittee and CTAA for the opportunity to testify and their interest in rural transportation.

App NOW Available in Boone and Warren Counties too

Julia Castillo - Sunday, September 02, 2018

Holiday Closure Reminder

Brooke Ramsey - Monday, August 27, 2018
A friendly reminder: HIRTA will be closed in observance of the holiday on Monday 9/3/18, 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 wonderful holiday. 

City of Boone and Indianola STUDENTS may now use App

Julia Castillo - Friday, August 17, 2018

ATTENTION City of Boone and City of Indianola. 

The AMBLE APP is available ONLY for School Student trips scheduled on HIRTA.
There is also a way to pay for trips without having your child carry cash or tickets.        

We have an APP - Story County

Julia Castillo - Friday, August 17, 2018

Additional Shuttle Added for Iowa State Fair

Julia Castillo - Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Central Iowa Mobility Symposium

Julia Castillo - Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Stay Up to Date on the Happenings at HIRTA

Julia Castillo - Monday, August 13, 2018

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Iowa State Fair Shuttle

Julia Castillo - Monday, August 13, 2018

Our Annual Iowa State Fair shuttle is in 3 days on 8/15 - Ride HIRTA for $10 and spend from 9am - 3pm at the Fair. Seating is limited, however we still have bus seats available, so grab and friend and call us today!

 Please help us spread the word and share this flyer. We would love to have all of our buses filled up! 

Boone: Amble App Pilot for Students

Brooke Ramsey - Friday, July 27, 2018

Boone: We are excited to announce the pilot program of HIRTA’s new scheduling app, Amble. This pilot program will be tested with the Boone School Aged riders before it’s official release to the full public. Amble gives you 24/7 access to manage your transportation including scheduling and canceling rides, view upcoming and previous trips and more.

There is also a new convenient online payment feature which will eliminate the need for students to pay with cash or tickets.

HIRTA is holding two meetings, for parents and students on August 2nd. You can register for the 2PM meeting click here: https://app.tikly.co/events/2947 or the 6PM meeting click here: https://app.tikly.co/events/2949

For more information, please contact our customer service department at erides@ridehirta.com or 1-877-686-0029.

This project was made possible thanks in part to Boone County Endowment Fund, Madrid Community Foundation and DCAT of Boone County.

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