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Transportation Options

Your Guide to UIU Transportation
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Students at Upper Iowa University might find themselves needing transportation for various reasons. This page offers details on UIU and Northeast Iowa transportation methods for students. Please note, Upper Iowa University students are responsible for their day-to-day transportation needs. Students are encouraged to plan appropriately for personal matters related, but not limited to: airport pick up/return, medical appointments, driver’s license needs, shopping, academic needs such as student teaching, etc.
OPTION 1: FREE UIU SHUTTLE

Use this option if you are a student looking to get to or from UIU before or after a term.

Upper Iowa University features a free shuttle service for students of the university. This service is only offered after the conclusions of classes for a term or holiday break.

The following calendar describes the available dates for the 2017-18 year.

Pick-Up (to UIU)
Date Place Departure Time
Friday, August 25th Coralville Transit Facility 6:35 p.m.
Eastern Iowa Airport (CID – Cedar Rapids) 7:05 p.m.
Sunday, November 26th Coralville Transit Facility 6:35 p.m.
Eastern Iowa Airport (CID – Cedar Rapids) 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, January 6th Coralville Transit Facility 6:35 p.m.
Eastern Iowa Airport (CID – Cedar Rapids) 7:05 p.m.
Sunday, January 7th Coralville Transit Facility 6:35 p.m.
Eastern Iowa Airport (CID – Cedar Rapids) 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 10th Coralville Transit Facility 6:35 p.m.
Eastern Iowa Airport (CID – Cedar Rapids) 7:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 11th Coralville Transit Facility 6:35 p.m.
Eastern Iowa Airport (CID – Cedar Rapids) 7:05 p.m.
Depart from UIU
Departure Date Departure Time Arrival
Wednesday, November 22nd 2:30 p.m. To Coralville Transit Facility @ 4:30 p.m.
To Eastern Iowa Airport (CID – Cedar Rapids) @ 5 p.m.
Thursday, December 14th 2:30 p.m. To Coralville Transit Facility @ 4:30 p.m.
To Eastern Iowa Airport (CID – Cedar Rapids) @ 5 p.m.
Friday, December 15th 6:45 a.m. To Coralville Transit Facility @ 8:45 a.m.
To Eastern Iowa Airport (CID – Cedar Rapids) @ 9:20 a.m.
Thursday, March 1st 2:30 p.m. To Coralville Transit Facility @ 4:30 p.m.
To Eastern Iowa Airport (CID – Cedar Rapids) @ 5 p.m.
Friday, March 2nd 6:45 a.m. To Coralville Transit Facility @ 8:45 .m.
To Eastern Iowa Airport (CID – Cedar Rapids) @ 9:20 a.m.
Thursday, May 3rd 2:30 p.m. To Coralville Transit Facility @ 4:30 p.m.
To Eastern Iowa Airport (CID – Cedar Rapids) @ 5 p.m.

Available Shuttle Destinations:

  • Cedar Rapids Airport (EID)
  • Iowa City Bus Station (Court St.)
  • Coralville Transit Facility (Quarry Rd.)
  • Waterloo Airport

UIU SHUTTLE SIGN UP

Go to myUIU to sign up. The application is available by clicking Academics and then Student Forms on the myUIU page.

Students are responsible for providing complete and accurate travel information, including flight/bus number, date/time of trip and cell phone number. If the trip is canceled or changed, the student must notify the Event Manager at 563.425.5848. If notification of changes are not received and the student does not arrive at the scheduled time, the driver will proceed to the other scheduled stops. In case of inclement weather, shuttles will be delayed until road conditions improve.

OPTION 2: OTHER AREA TRANSPORTATION METHODS

These are various options for students looking for transportation any time. Please note these are not affiliated with Upper Iowa University. We provide information on these other area methods for your convenience.

  • Earl Public Transit
    EARL public transit offers on-demand “dial-a-ride” services. Transportation can be provided to any destination in Iowa and surrounding states. Advance trip reservations are required. All vehicles are fully accessible and are equipped with either ramps or lifts. To schedule a ride, call: 1-866-382-4259
    Rates: $1 per mile (weekdays) / $1.50 per mile (weekends)
  • Dolly’s Taxi
    Locally owned and operated taxi cab service proudly serving the Cedar Valley and beyond. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 319.242.2011 for reservations.
    Rates: One Way Trip from Fayette:
    • Waterloo $200
    • Cedar Rapids $275
    • Coralville Bus Stop $300
    • Des Moines $375
    • Minneapolis $400
    Discount available for roundtrip reservations.
  • CID Airport Shuttle
    Airport Shuttle Service offers shuttle services to and from the Eastern Iowa Airport (Cedar Rapids), transportation for large groups to and from the airport or to and from local businesses, and transportation to surrounding towns and connecting airports. Many other services are available. If you would like to discuss your transportation needs, please call 1.800.725.8460.
    Rates: One person $132 (one way trip to Fayette) / Each additional persons are $10 each, so traveling in a group is much more cost effective.
  • Additional Travel Options
    • Amtrack Station: 1-800-872-7245 Mt. Pleasant, IA (144 mi from Fayette)
    • Greyhound Bus Depot: 319-234-2833, Waterloo, IA (53 mi from Fayette)
    • Greyhound Bus Station: 319-337-2127, Iowa City, IA (99 mi from Fayette)
    • Megabus Terminal: 319-248-1790, Coralville, IA (94 mi from Fayette)
    • Waterloo Regional Airport: 319-291-4483, Waterloo (53 mi from Fayette)
    • Eastern Iowa Airport: 319-362-8336, Cedar Rapids (71 mi from Fayette)
OPTION 3: UHAUL CARSHARE

Use this option if you are a student looking for a personal car as soon as possible!

Upper Iowa University also offers car rental through Uhaul CarShare in case you need a car today! All you need is a valid driver’s license and to follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to UHaulCarShare.com and enter Fayette’s zip code (52142)
  2. Choose the vehicle you want and time you need
  3. Fill out your information
  4. Take a picture of your valid driver’s license and of yourself
  5. Begin sharing!

With these steps there is no need to wait for a membership card or approval – you can drive away in minutes!

Rates: Start at $4.95/hour and $.49/mile / Daily rates start at $63/day
All questions about this service are to be directed to a uHaul representative through their online customer service.

UIU STUDENT ACTIVITY TRIPS

Upper Iowa University’s Student Activity group provides various trips throughout the year where transportation is also provided. Students may sign up for these trips via myUIU or by talking to the Student Activity office located in the Student Center. Look for dates and times on the yearly calendar or on posters around campus.

Some of these trips include mall/Walmart, movie, and international student trips.

Sumner Sunset Theatre trips are on the dates provided below (only Wednesdays). All transportation is provided for this trip via UIU. Students will leave campus around 9 pm and arrive back at approximately 12 am. To look at what movie is playing, visit the Sunset Theatre website. The Office of Student Activities and the Sumner Sunset Theatre have a contract that states the 9:30 pm movie on Wednesday nights is free to UIU students who present a valid UIU student ID card.

Mall/WalMart trips are on the dates provided below (only Sundays). All transportation is provided for this trip via UIU. Any student who would like to go shopping at a mall, Kmart or Walmart is welcome to sign up. The shopping trip destinations rotate between Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Dubuque and Decorah, Iowa.

Student Activity Trip Schedule
Month Movie Trip Dates Shopping Trip Dates
August 30th 27th
September 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 10th, 24th
October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th 8th, 29th
November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th 12th
December 6th, 13th 3rd
January 10th, 17th, 24th  14th, 28th
February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 11th, 25th
March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 18th
April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th 8th, 22nd
May 2nd none

MEDICAL NEEDS

If it is determined you need to be seen immediately and cannot find a ride with or friend or other person, contact the Office of Student Life at 563.425.5215 during business hours (M-F 8 am-5 pm). After hours (evenings and weekends), call Student Life On-Call at 563.419.8885.

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

A handicap accessible vehicle will be provided for any student needing transportation to participate in shuttle services and scheduled UIU trips. Students needing this form of transportation must notify the relevant department (i.e. Student Life, UIU Shuttles, International, etc.) within 24 hours of the shuttle departure. All shuttle and trip fees apply.

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