Cambus

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Founded 1972
Fleet size 32
Number of
routes
13
Ridership Over 4,500,000 rides per year
Website transportation.uiowa.edu/cambus

Cambus is a campus and public bus system serving the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. The service is operated by University of Iowa students.

Routes

Maps & Schedules

  • 31 - Red Route (WCTC → Hardin Library → Hancher East → Mayflower Hall (31M variant only) → Currier Hall → Schaeffer Hall → Rienow Hall)
  • 32 - Blue Route (WCTC → Slater Hall → Communications Center → Macbride Hall → Mayflower Hall (32M variant only) → Hancher West → VA Hospital)
  • 33 - South Campus Shuttle
  • 34 - Research Park (VA Loop → MERF → East Lot → IREH)
  • 35 - Interdorm (Mayflower Hall → Currier Hall → Schaeffer Hall → Rienow Hall → Macbride Hall → WCTC (35A variant only) → Pride/Cultural Centers (35B variant only))
  • 36 - Mayflower Shuttle (Mayflower Hall → Currier Hall → Schaeffer Hall → Macbride Hall → Burge Hall)
  • 41 - Hawk Lot Hospital (Hawkeye Lot ↔ WCTC)
  • 42 - Hawkeye-Pentacrest (Macbride Hall → Schaeffer Hall → Newton Road Ramp → VA Loop (to Hawkeye) → HRTC North → Hawkeye Lot 1 → Aspire → VA Loop (to downtown) → MERF)
  • 43 - Hawkeye Interdorm (Macbride Hall → Mayflower Hall → Currier Hall → Schaeffer Hall → Rienow Hall → WCTC (to Hawkeye) → HRTC North → Hawkeye Lot 1 → Aspire → WCTC (to downtown) → Slater Hall)
  • 51 - Hospital-Finkbine/Arena (Finkbine Lot South → Arena Lot East → WCTC)
  • 52 - Finkbine-Pentacrest (Macbride Hall → Schaeffer Hall → Newton Road Ramp → VA Loop (to lots) → WCTC (52N evening service variant only) → Finkbine Lot South → Arena Lot East → VA Loop (to downtown) → MERF)
  • 53 - VA Loop Shuttle (Finkbine Lot South → Arena Lot East → VA Loop)
  • 54 - Hancher-Newton Road

Fares

All bus rides are fare-free.

Facilities

Cambus Office/West Campus Transportation Center (WCTC)

  • Address: 840 Evashevski Dr., Iowa City, IA 52242
  • Fax: (319) 335-6647
  • Phone: (319) 335-8633

Cambus Maintenance Facility

  • Address: 517 S. Madison St., Iowa City, IA 52240
  • Fax: (319) 335-5292
  • Phone: (319) 335-5208

Conventional Transit Roster

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
14-16 Cambus 15-a.jpg 2013 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL9
94-105 Cambus 103-a.jpg 2008 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G21D102N4)
Cummins ISM
106-108 Cambus 108-a.jpg 2009 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL
109-116 Cambus 116-a.jpg 2011 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9
117-118 Cambus 118-a.jpg 2013 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9
119 Cambus 119-b.jpg 2018 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9
120-122 Cambus 122-a.jpg 2019 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
10 1997 OBI Orion II
(02.501)
Cummins B5.9 Allison AT-545 Ex-Keyline Transit 2557; bought in 2003.
11 2006 Optima Opus 29' Cummins ISB
15-17 1977 Flxible 45096-6-1 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Ex-Iowa City Transit 15-17; bought in 1987.
20-21 1963 GMC TDH-5304 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Manchester Transit Authority 474-475.
50-61 1977 Flxible 45096-6-0 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
62-63 1982 Neoplan USA AN435A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
64-78 1989 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TBL10)
Cummins L10 Voith D863.2
79-81 1978 Grumman Flxible 870
(53102-8-1)
Detroit Diesel 8V71TAE Allison V730
  • Ex-OCTD 2000 series units; purchased from Transit Sales International.
  • Retired by 2002.
82-86 1997 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TBM11)
Cummins M11 Voith D864.3 Last units retired in November 2019.
87-88 1986 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TB6V92)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748 Ex-Capital Metro Transit 1110 & 1114; purchased from Transit Sales International?
89-93 11/1989 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748

Bionic Bus (Paratransit)

Active

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
12-13 2000 OBI Orion II
(02.502)
Cummins ISB Allison AT-545
17 Cambus 17-b.jpg Ram
New England Wheels
ProMaster
Frontrunner
LFXLT

Retired

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
M1-M2 1987 Goshen ? Ford M1 retired in 2002. Year of retirement for M2 is unknown.
4 1987 Blue Bird ? Chevrolet Retired in 2002.
6-7 1992 Champion CTS FE GMC 1993 models.
8-9 1998 OBI Orion II
(02.501)
Cummins B5.9 Allison AT-545

External Links

References

Cambus roster info