A new bus service launched this week will try to help with the traffic before the upcoming I-380/I-80 interchange project.
The 380 Express Corridor Rides will run between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.
Transportation administrators say the new service will help alleviate congestion.
They believe if more people take the 380 Express ride, they’ll have fewer drivers on I-380 and I-80 especially when construction starts later this fall.
The project is a partnership between the Iowa Department of Transportation and East Central Iowa Council of Governments.
On board the bus, people will have Wi-Fi, charging ports, restrooms, and reclining seats.
The bus service makes stops at the Cedar Rapids Ground Transportation Center, Kirkwood Community College, Iowa River Landing, University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, and Downtown Iowa City.
East Central Iowa Council of Governments believe the service can even save people money.
The cost for a round trip ticket is $7 and children 6 years old and under get to ride for free.
There are also monthly and unlimited options.
People interested in riding can download the Token Transit App to purchase bus passes.
Parking is free at the Kirkwood stop, but all other stops will offer locations to pay and park.
The bus service runs every 30 minutes during the morning and afternoon rush hour.
The DOT is helping fund the project for five years during the I-380 and I-80 interchange project.
For more information on bus schedules, routes, and fare prices you can click HERE