Services During COVID-19

Linn County’s top priority is the health and safety of employees and the public. That is why Linn County offices will reopen July 20 on an appointment-only basis as part of a phased approach to reopening. Linn County will continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and adjust County operations and safety measures as needed.

Many County services can be conducted online or remotely through email, mail, our drop boxes, or over the phone. To schedule an appointment or ride with LIFTS, please call 319-892-5170 or email

Read more about our service modifications designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and keep employees and customers safe.

In an effort to limit public interactions and protect the health of riders, Linn County LIFTS is prioritizing rides for essential needs, such as trips to the grocery store, employment, or medical needs.  

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?

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 2020 Holiday Schedule

Date Holiday Service Available
January 20, 2020 Martin Luther King Day Abbreviated Routes, No Rural Service
May 25, 2020 Memorial Day No Service
July 3, 2020 Independence Day Holiday No Service
July 4, 2020 Independence Day No Service
September 7, 2020 Labor Day No Service
November 11, 2020 Veterans Day Abbreviated Routes, No Rural Service
November 26, 2020 Thanksgiving No Service
November 27, 2020 Day after Thanksgiving Abbreviated Routes, No Rural Service
December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve Abbreviated Routes, No Rural Service
December 25, 2020 Christmas Day No Service
December 31, 2020 New Year's Eve Abbreviated Routes, No Rural Service
January 1, 2021 New Year's Day 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.