Ames CyRide To Reduce Weekend Service Due To Driver Shortage

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(Ames, IA) -- The City of Ames is reducing weekend bus service, due to a shortage of bus drivers. CyRide will still run it's Moonlight Express Friday and Saturday nights when Iowa State University is in session.

CyRide will operate break service only on Saturdays and Sundays, starting August 21st. Shaded lines on the bus schedule will not run on the weekends.

To view the updated school year schedule, please visit the CyRide website at Updated information and a live view of all operating buses can also be seen on the MyState app.


“Reducing services is not a decision that CyRide takes lightly. Temporarily removing trips on weekends is being done only as a last resort to preserve other services and avoid unpredictable missed trips that could potentially strand passengers,” said Assistant Director of Operations Christine Crippen. “We know this is inconvenient, and we apologize for the schedule change. As the hiring situation changes over the semester, CyRide will evaluate this decision and work toward restoring normal weekend service as soon as staffing levels allow.”


CyRide is also actively working to hire new Transit Operators. In July, starting pay rate increased to $17.51, with a hiring bonus of $1,000. No prior experience is required.


Those interested in applying for a job at CyRide should visit

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