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Transportation Services


The RTA provides transportation to a variety of destinations in Delaware, Dubuque and Jackson counties. All services are open to the general public, and all RTA vehicles are equipped with a lift and wheelchair accessible. Most RTA services are door to door unless specified. All fares are contingent upon fitting into a current service.


Reservations for service are requested 24 hours in advance. Same day service is subject to availability. Dispatch hours are 5am-5pm. If you are a Medicaid recipient, are a member of NEIAAA (60 years and older) or veteran, please provide that information when you make your reservation. RTA is a contracted provider for the State of Iowa MCO’s and in partnership with NEIAAA (Scenic Valley). RTA services are available to persons of all income levels. If you would like more information on RTA fee assistance, call 1.800.839.5005 / 563.588.4592.


In addition to regularly scheduled services, the RTA provides round trip transportation on a reservation basis to other cities such as Cedar Rapids, Davenport, and even interstate travel to Madison, WI and other locations. Contact dispatch for availability and rates 1.800.839.5005 / 563.588.4592.


Maquoketa Farmer's Market

Special Service - Delaware County Connections

Transportation services have been expanded in the city of Manchester and the rural areas of Delaware County, with the help of volunteer drivers. Hours: 7:00am-7:00pm M-F and weekends, pending driver availability To schedule your ride, contact dispatch 1.800.839.5005 / 563.588.4592 Rate: $3.00 One way in-town Manchester / $6.75 One way out-of-town anywhere in Delaware County

Services to Iowa City

Transportation is provided from Dubuque, Delaware, & Jackson Counties to Iowa City. Contact dispatch for availability and cost (minimum ridership required). Hours: Varying - depending upon passenger appointment times Rate: Contact dispatch 1.800.839.5005 / 563.588.4592

In-Town Dubuque

Transportation is provided in the City of Dubuque Monday through Friday. Hours: 7:00am-9:00am and 10:00am-5:30pm (locations and times vary throughout the Dubuque County area, contact dispatch for more detailed information and availability 1.800.839.5005 / 563.588.4592) Rate: $6.75 One way (children 14 and under $3.25 one way)

Headstart – Dubuque

Transportation is provided in the City of Dubuque, Dubuque County, Epworth and Dyersville for Head Start students. Please contact Operation New View/Headstart for further details and for availability 563-556-5130. All routes are open to the public, contact dispatch for times and rates 1.800.839.5005 / 563.588.4592

Services to NICC and Peosta

Transportation is provided from the JFK Transfer Station in Dubuque to NICC and the City of Peosta. Hours: Departs at JFK Transfer Station at 8:30am and returns to JFK Transfer Station at 2:30pm Rate: $6.75 One way

Epworth/Farley to Dubuque

Transportation is available to/from Epworth and Farley to Dubuque Monday through Friday on a limited basis. Contact dispatch for availability. Hours: Departs Epworth around 8:15am arrives at the JFK Transfer Station around 9:00am. Return transportation is provided at 2:30pm at the JFK Transfer Station Rate: $6.75 One way

Dyersville to Dubuque

Transportation is available from Dyersville to Dubuque Monday through Friday. Hours: Departs at 7:40am and returns at 2:30pm from the JFK Transfer Station Rate: $6.75 One way

Dyersville to Manchester

Transportation is available from Dyersville to Manchester Monday through Thursday Hours: Departs at 7:50am and returns at 3pm from Manchester. Rate: $6.75 One way

Maquoketa in Town

Transportation is available in the city of Maquoketa Monday through Friday. Hours: 8:00am-3:30pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9am-3:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays Rate: $3.00 One way

Miles and Preston to Maquoketa

Transportation is available between Maquoketa and Miles and Preston Monday through Friday. Hours: Departs at 6:30am and returns at 2pm Rate: $6.75 One way

Bellevue to Maquoketa

Transportation is available between Maquoketa and Bellevue Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Hours: Departs at 6:30am and returns at 2pm Rate: $6.75 One way

Baldwin to Maquoketa

Transportation is available between Maquoketa and Baldwin Monday through Thursday. Hours: Departs at 6:30am and returns at 2pm Rate: $6.75 One way

Delhi to Manchester

Transportation is available from Delhi to Manchester Monday through Friday Hours: Departs at 7:45am and returns at 3pm. If these hours don’t fit within your transportation needs, refer to Special Service - Rides to Wellness / Delaware County Connections for additional availability. Rate: $6.75 One way

Ryan to Manchester

Transportation is available from Ryan to Manchester on a limited basis. Hours: Departs at 7:45am and returns at 3pm. If these hours don’t fit within your transportation needs, refer to Special Service - Rides to Wellness / Delaware County Connections for additional availability. Rate: $6.75 One way

Earlville to Manchester

Transportation is available from Earlville to Manchester on a limited basis, contact dispatch for more information at 1.800.839.5005 Hours: various times throughout the week. If these hours don’t fit within your transportation needs, refer to Special Service - Rides to Wellness / Delaware County Connections for additional availability. Rate: $6.75 One way

Manchester in-town

Transportation is available in the city of Manchester every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Hours: 7:00am-5:00pm. If these hours don’t fit within your transportation needs, refer to Special Service - Rides to Wellness / Delaware County Connections for additional availability. Rate: $3.00 One way


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