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Old 01-29-2009, 08:22 PM
 
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I've heard some about Cedar Rapids public transportation but thought I'd ask the opinion of actual residents . How useful is it? And how expensive is it to use on a regular basis? I'm from a smaller Iowa town and I'd like to just get rid of my car really.
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Marion, IA
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Judging from ridership, I'd say it probably sucks. I hardly ever see anyone on it here on the north side. Maybe closer to downtown there is better ridership.

Keep your car if you move here
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Coralville/Ames, IA
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I don't live in Cedar Rapids, but I know I wouldn't want to live there without a car. I don't think I'd live anywhere in Iowa without a car, myself. (I would if it was convenient for me to do so, but it isn't.) Plus, Cedar Rapids is pretty spread out.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Marion, IA
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I don't live in Cedar Rapids, but I know I wouldn't want to live there without a car. I don't think I'd live anywhere in Iowa without a car, myself. (I would if it was convenient for me to do so, but it isn't.) Plus, Cedar Rapids is pretty spread out.
I dont know about that. I heard Des Moines is getting a shiny new light rail system. You'll never need a car again.
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:39 PM
 
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I dont know about that. I heard Des Moines is getting a shiny new light rail system. You'll never need a car again.
Since when?
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:33 PM
 
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Cedar Rapids without a car...nope
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Holland, MI
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The buses and the drivers are very nice but....

It's so inconvenient that I don't understand why they even have a system.
They probably wouldn't without Federal funds.
That said, I broke my arm and couldn't drive for 6 months
Being a native Chicagoan who didn't even know how to drive until I moved for my job, I thought, wth - I'll take the bus.
Now, you've got to find the schedule and wait at the stop.
The buses were always on time because hardly anyone is on the bus!
All of the buses wind up at the main terminal - that's where you have to go if you need to transfer or connect - not like an intersection in Chicago or other big cities.
I had to work my schedule around the bus - ugh.
But, in a pinch it was okay.

If you plan on making it your primary means of transportation, you'll want to live near a bus line and get a job near one too.
Cedar Rapids Bus Routes
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