University of Iowa's Undergraduate Student Government wants to restate its continued commitment to the health and safety of our community. We echo the University’s recommendation to follow recommended CDC public health guidelines, but want to ensure that students who need to utilize the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) still have an affordable and accessible method of transportation. For this reason, are requiring that all students wear a mask to use this service, to be active immediately. If you do not wear a mask, you may be denied service.
The service will now run using the following dates:
USG Airport Shuttle Fall Service
UPDATED October 27, 2020
|October 28, 2020|
November 16, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST
November 19 - November 23rd, 2020 (Departures)
November 27 - November 29th, 2020 (Returns)
|4:00 AM - 11:00 PM, daily|
Please note that reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance to ensure our partners at Yellow Cab of Iowa City can arrange transportation.
If you have already booked an arrival pickup (from CID to Iowa City), be on the look-out for a follow-up email requesting information on any reservation changes. Failing to respond to that forthcoming email will result in your reservation being cancelled.
UISG and Yellow Cab are working closely with University administration as we monitor the global situation and consider the safest options for students. See the University website for regularly updated information https://coronavirus.uiowa.edu.
Please see below for more information on the structure of this service, fees, pick-up locations, and reservation forms.
This spring, the shuttle service is changing its model to have 4 central pickup locations to better manage the large number of student reservations. Riders will select one of the following pick-up/drop off locations:
- Iowa Memorial Union
- Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center
- Aspire at West Campus
- Iowa Field House
Riders will have the option to select a pickup time at 30-minute intervals from the 4 locations from 4am-11pm during available dates. Shuttle needs outside the set hours or dates are expected to find alternate transportation. All riders will be charged $10 for their shuttle ride. Please note, riders are not expected to pay or tip drivers – all payments will be assessed via U-Bill unless otherwise requested.
Please remain vigilant for any correspondence you may receive from Yellow Cab prior to your departure. Please be prompt in arriving to your shuttle, other students may be waiting upon your arrival and we have informed Yellow Cab that they are not obligated to wait in excess of 10 minutes for any individual student.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact David Keffala Gerhard (email@example.com) as soon as possible.
Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page if you need any clarification.
UISG is partnering with Yellow Cab of Iowa City to provide a low-cost airport shuttle service for Cedar Rapids Airport over the 2019-2020 academic year. The service is offered before and after academic break periods. Through this partnership, Yellow Cab works to group students together to make pickups & drop-offs as efficient as possible.
The USG airport shuttle will be available for students looking to get home for summer, fall, winter, and spring breaks. If for any reason you need to cancel or change your reservation please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 319-341-7939 at least 24 hours prior to your pick-up time. All reservations must be made via the reservation form. No reservations will be accepted over the phone.
Students should allow for a window of availability for pickup to coordinate shuttles more efficiently. Yellow Cab reserves the right to give you an alternative pickup location near your original location request within 24 hours of your scheduled departure. Please remain vigilant for any correspondence you may receive from Yellow Cab prior to your departure. Please be prompt in arriving to your shuttle, other students may be waiting upon your arrival and we have informed Yellow Cab that they are not obligated to wait in excess of 10 minutes for any individual student.
Yellow Cab has a designated pickup location outside of the baggage claim at the Eastern Iowa Airport. This pickup location is designated at the very end of the pickup area directly outside of the baggage claim. Please confirm with your driver that you are listed as a pickup before entering the vehicle.
|Central campus location pickup (ex. IMU)||
|Individual airport pickup||$10.00|
|Family airport pickup (students must travel with their family to reserve a family shuttle)||$25.00|
|Yellow Cab rate for missed cab||$10-$47|
Students are not expected to pay or tip drivers.
Fees are automatically billed to student's U-Bills. As an alternative, students can opt-in to paying fees in cash/check. All cash and checks should be enclosed in an envelope with the following information:
Undergraduate Student Government
125 N Madison Street
USG Airport Shuttle
Student ID Number
Envelopes can be dropped off at the WCTC front desk or sent through campus mail. The WCTC Parking Office is on the second floor above CAMBUS stop #2000 WCTC – serviced by Red Route, Blue Route, or Hawkeye-Interdorm.
Please deliver or mail cash/check payments at least two days prior to your departure. If your payment is not received within 7 days of your shuttle your U-Bill may be charged.
No-show fees will still be billed to student's U-bills.
|Summer returns||August 15th-27th|
|Reservation deadline||August 13th|
|Fall departures||November 19th-23rd|
|Reservation deadline||November 16th|
|Fall returns||November 27th - 29th|
|Reservation deadline||November 28th|
|Winter departures||December 16th-21st|
January 2nd-11th (first dates)
January 14th-25th (second dates)
December 31st (first dates)
January 12th (second dates)
Please Note: We recognize that many students are traveling outside of these dates and we will work the best we can to accommodate you. But please be aware, we will not accommodate students more than 10 days prior to the start of a break, or 10 days following the completion of a break. This is due to our limited capacity and inability to manage a full-time shuttle service based on the resources available. USG reserves the right to refuse any service request outside of the windows of operation.
Why does USG charge for this service? Charging a small fee allows USG to partner with a provider who can better manage the high demand for this service & promotes the economic sustainability of this service into the future.
Below are several alternative options available for getting to the Airport:
- UI Rideshare - https://transportation.uiowa.edu/ui-rideshare
- Rideshare Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/116036458502237/
- Private Airport Shuttle Company - https://www.crshuttle.com/#!/RATES
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact David Keffala-Gerhard (email@example.com) as soon as possible.