LIFTS

Services During COVID-19

Per federal law, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires proper wearing of face masks on public transportation. Face masks are to be worn at all times while riding LIFTS buses. Failure to comply may result in denial of rides on Linn County LIFTS.

We appreciate the public's understanding of the need to conduct business in new ways during this global pandemic.

Core Services

Linn County LIFTS is a public transit service providing door-to-door rides for eligible elderly and disabled citizens in the metro area of Cedar Rapids, Marion and Hiawatha, and public transportation to all Linn County residents outside the metro area. 

LIFTS is a paratransit service, with priority given to people who are unable to use city buses because of a disability or a disabling health condition.

LIFTS was established by Linn County and the City of Cedar Rapids to meet transportation requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

How Can We Help You?

  1. Linn County LIFTS Continues to Require Masks Aligning with Federal Transit Regulation

    Linn County LIFTS continues to align with the federal transit mask mandate that requires masks on all public transportation according to the CDC Federal Register Notice and the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) Security Directive. Read on...
  2. LIFTS Employees Now PASS Certified

    PASS is the recognized industry standard in driver training when it comes to ensuring that passengers are transported in the most safe, sensitive, and careful manner possible. Read on...
  3. Linn County LIFTS Announces Transportation Assistance for COVID-19 Vaccinations

    Linn County LIFTS is providing free next-day rides for County residents in need of transportation assistance to scheduled and confirmed COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Read on...
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LIFTS Service Schedule

Day Hours
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. to 6:40 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday No Service

LIFTS 2021 Holiday Schedule

Date Holiday Service Available
January 18, 2021 Martin Luther King Day Abbreviated Routes, No Rural Service
May 31, 2021 Memorial Day No Service
July 4, 2021 Independence Day No Service
July 5, 2021 Independence Day Holiday No Service
September 6, 2021 Labor Day No Service
November 11, 2021 Veterans Day Abbreviated Routes, No Rural Service
November 25, 2021 Thanksgiving No Service
November 26, 2021 Day after Thanksgiving Abbreviated Routes, No Rural Service
December 24, 2021 Christmas Eve Abbreviated Routes, No Rural Service
December 27, 2021 Christmas Holiday No Service
December 31, 2021 New Year's Eve Abbreviated Routes, No Rural Service
January 3, 2022 New Year's Day Holiday No Service

Title VI Compliance

LIFTS is committed to ensuring no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its services on the basis of race, color or national origin as protected by Title VI. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination by LIFTS under Title VI, you may file a written complaint or call the paratransit offices. Title VI complaints should be filed as close to the date of the alleged discrimination as possible, but no later than 180 days.

Title VI Complaint forms are available here. You may also obtain a complaint form or file your complaint over the phone by calling LIFTS Director at 319-892-5171.