Transportation

About NTS

NTS (Neighborhood Transportation Service) operates a curb-to-curb van service, and provides affordable night and weekend transportation to work, school, or life skill classes during times when the fixed route city buses do not operate.  

The availability of NTS at night and on weekends is a stepping stone to self sufficiency for many clients that work 2nd and 3rd shift jobs, and one that would not be possible without our transportation service. NTS connects residents of Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Hiawatha to jobs, helps them maintain jobs, and affords them the flexibility to work extra hours and earn overtime pay by offering a service that fills a significant void in the community. By connecting workers to available jobs, they can develop a work history and job skills that can result in better paying jobs with benefits.

Riders schedule an appointment for pickup with NTS for transportation to three types of destinations:  Work, Education and Job training at least 24 hours in advance.