The Peoplerides public transit service provides convenient, low-cost public transportation for trips that either originate or end in Hardin, Marshall, Poweshiek, and Tama Counties. Trips with our bus service can be for work, medical appointments, shopping, education, social, or any other transportation need you may have.


Everyone* qualifies! We are open to the general public, including persons with disabilities. Regardless of age, income, or disability, everyone qualifies to ride with Peoplerides. Our vehicles are handicap accessible to serve the diverse needs of our clients.

To schedule a ride:

Contact our dispatchers at least one day in advance toll free at 1-888-616-4298 or 1-641-752-6202. You can also submit your information using the rider sign-up form. Please have the following information ready when you schedule your ride:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Trip origin address
  • Trip destination address
  • If your ride is for an appointment, provide your appointment time.
  • If you require assistance boarding a vehicle, please tell our dispatchers.


More information about fares and routes can be found here:

Please explore our website under the “Peoplerides” tab for more information. You can also call us and we would be happy to answer your questions.

*Residents of Marshalltown are encouraged to fill out a Paratransit application in order to assess their transportation needs. A Paratransit Application can be found at the link below. The Paratransit application will determine whether the resident is allowed to utilize Paratransit services, or if the resident is better served by the Marshalltown Municipal Transit (MMT) bus system. The City of Marshalltown sets the qualification for Paratransit and what services Peoplerides may provide within the City of Marshalltown.

To apply for Paratransit services in Marshalltown, simply fill out the application and return it to the City of Marshalltown Municipal Transit at 905 E. Main Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158 or If approved, Paratransit trips can be used for work, medical appointments, shopping, education, social, or any other transportation need a resident may have. Marshalltown residents who are not approved for Paratransit services can utilize Peoplerides services on a limited basis only when they are going to and from a Unity Point Hospital or Clinics at a rate of $8 each way or $16 round trip.

Paratransit Application: