HIRTA (Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency)
Anyone can ride—24-hour advance notice: Trips must be scheduled 24 hours in advance by calling the number listed below. The cost is $2.00 each way for all of Newton, and $4.00 each way for all of Jasper County.
How to Ride: Three Easy Steps to Ride HIRTA
- Schedule a ride—Get started by calling 877-686-0029 and let us know the date, time and destination. You can also schedule a ride directly through your county provider. To ensure a ride, 24 hour advanced reservation is recommended. To change or cancel your ride, please call us as soon in advance as you can. If you don’t cancel and the bus arrives to pick you up, you will be considered a no-show and may be charged a no-show fee. Learn more about HIRTA Service Policies.
- Get on the bus—It is always a good idea to be ready for your pick up at least 5 minutes early. If you need assistance, the driver can assist you to and from your door to the bus and from the bus to your door.
- Ride safely—All passengers must be seated and wear their seatbelt. If you use a wheelchair or scooter, or need additional assistance, our drivers will make sure you are secure.
Jasper County Ride
The Jasper County Ride Program is through the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). Volunteers provide free rides to medically necessary appointments within Jasper County and to surrounding counties. Clients need to be residents of Jasper County and meet one of the following eligibility requirements: age 65 or older, be on disability, a veteran, and/or qualify for low income assistance.
Retired & Senior Volunteer Program
550 N 2nd Ave W
Newton, IA 50208
Medicaid Medical Transportation
Amerigroup Member Services—1-800-600-4441
Amerigroup Transportation Request: call Logisticare at 1-844-544-1389
Iowa Total Care Member Services—1-833-404-1061
Iowa Total Care Transportation Request: call Iowa Total Care Member Services 1-833-404-1061