HIRTA News Blog

Mobility Matters 8

Brooke Ramsey - Monday, September 19, 2016

We invite you to attend the 8th Mobility Matters conference September 29, 2016.  Mobility Matters 8 will focus around "Creating Connected Communities." Community partners from across the region will share how transportation impacts their agencies and the lives of those in their communities. Open discussions will allow participants to share their experiences and ideas with one another.  The highlight of the afternoon will be a panel discussion with MCO’s and brokers!  We are very excited to offer the MCO/broker panel and hope you will find the panel helpful and informative! 

Please register at the link below.  There is no registration fee.  Please forward to interested parties.  Feel free to contact us with any questions. 


1st Annual Stride for Rides 5k

Brooke Ramsey - Friday, September 02, 2016
HIRTA Public Transit is happy to announce our first annual Strides for Rides 5k! Walk, run, or roll this race to help fund rides for local shelters and emergency services. Our 5k is open to ALL!

Central Iowa has a growing public transportation system that helps unite and grow our communities. However, for some, this amazing resource is not an option, as it not as easily affordable for all. All proceeds from the Strides for Rides 5k will go towards transportation for individuals to shelters and emergency services within our region.

Following the race we invite you to relax and enjoy food and beverages at Mullets Restaurant, where Fleet Feet Sports will be hosting a raffle for four lucky participants to win a pair of Mizuno Rider running shoes.

The race will begin at 9:00 am at Principal Park (1 Line Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309), and will end at Mullet's restaurant on SE 1st Street.

See more at: https://www.raceentry.com/race-reviews/strides-for-rides-5k#sthash.oREfc3m7.dpuf

New Server Install 8/23/16, email outages expected

Brooke Ramsey - Friday, August 12, 2016
HIRTA is having a new server installed on Tuesday, 8/23/16, we expect emails to be delayed, if your needs are urgent or time sensitive please contact us by phone at 1-877-686-0029. Thank you.

Free Farmers Market Rides

Brooke Ramsey - Monday, July 25, 2016

HIRTA is offering FREE rides to the Farmers Market in Newton, Indianola and Nevada. Call us today to schedule your ride! 1-877-686-0029

2016 Iowa State Fair Shuttles

Brooke Ramsey - Monday, July 18, 2016

8/17/16 Ride HIRTA to the Iowa State Fair from Ames, Indianola, Knoxville, Newton or Pella. $10 Round Trip. Seating is limited so call today to reserve your ride 1-877-686-0029. 

Marion County Transit Action Plan

Brooke Ramsey - Friday, July 15, 2016



HIRTA is holding a Community meeting to get input and ideas on ‘What you would like to see Public Transit in Marion County look like’.  We will have a couple of presentations, one showing the “Life of a Trip” and the other from the Iowa DOT, Office of Public Transportation.

There will then be group discussions asking for ideas and suggestions.

So, please join us on Wed. July 27, 2016 at 1pm at the Senior Nutrition Site located at 308 E Montgomery Street, Knoxville, Iowa

This is a chance for your voice to be heard!  

Holiday Closure Reminder

Brooke Ramsey - Friday, May 27, 2016
Reminder: HIRTA will be closed in observance of the Memorial Holiday 5/30/16. 

Jasper County Survey

Brooke Ramsey - Tuesday, May 03, 2016
HIRTA would like your help gathering feedback about services we're currently providing as well as services the community would like available. It is important our customers provide the information however, we would like your assistance in getting the survey to them. This survey is specific to Jasper County, survey's in other communities will be available at a later date. Follow this link to complete the survey: Jasper County Survey

Tulip Time Shuttle

Brooke Ramsey - Friday, April 29, 2016

Pella Tulip Time is almost here. We will have a HIRTA bus leaving from Ames, Indianola, Knoxville and Newton on Thursday, May 5th 2016. We will spend the day at the festival from 10am-4pm. Cost is $10 for the round trip. Entry into the festival is free. Call our customer service staff at 1-877-686-0029 to schedule your ride today!

United Health HCBS Waiver Transportation

Brooke Ramsey - Thursday, April 07, 2016

Thanks to MTM, we have been able to secure a temporary arrangement which will allow HIRTA to continue transporting United Health members under the HCBS program. We will partner with MTM to provide these trips for up to 90 days. We remain hopeful an arrangement can be reached with United Health prior to the end of the 90 days. Any updates will be shared on our blog and facebook. Anyone needing to schedule rides, under this program, should continue to call HIRTA at 1-877-686-0029 or email erides@ridehirta.com

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