Services During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, Linn County has closed most County buildings to the public once again to help reduce community spread of the virus and to help ensure continuity of County services. The closure will remain in effect until public health conditions improve and allow for modifications. 

County staff continue to work on-site and remotely to provide County services to the public. Residents and businesses may conduct County business online, by phone, by email, by mail, and by drop boxes located outside County buildings.

To schedule an appointment or ride with LIFTS, please call 319-892-5170 or email

In an effort to limit public interactions and protect the health of riders, Linn County LIFTS is prioritizing rides for essential needs, such as trips to the grocery store, employment, or medical needs.  

We appreciate the public's understanding of the need to conduct business in new ways during this global pandemic.

Learn more.

Core Services

Linn County LIFTS is a public transit service providing door-to-door rides for eligible elderly and disabled citizens in the metro area of Cedar Rapids, Marion and Hiawatha, and public transportation to all Linn County residents outside the metro area. 

LIFTS is a paratransit service, with priority given to people who are unable to use city buses because of a disability or a disabling health condition.

LIFTS was established by Linn County and the City of Cedar Rapids to meet transportation requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

How Can We Help You?

LIFTS Service Schedule

Day Hours
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. to 6:40 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday No Service

LIFTS 2021 Holiday Schedule

Date Holiday Service Available
January 18, 2021 Martin Luther King Day Abbreviated Routes, No Rural Service
May 31, 2021 Memorial Day No Service
July 4, 2021 Independence Day No Service
July 5, 2021 Independence Day Holiday No Service
September 6, 2021 Labor Day No Service
November 11, 2021 Veterans Day Abbreviated Routes, No Rural Service
November 25, 2021 Thanksgiving No Service
November 26, 2021 Day after Thanksgiving Abbreviated Routes, No Rural Service
December 24, 2021 Christmas Eve Abbreviated Routes, No Rural Service
December 27, 2021 Christmas Holiday No Service
December 31, 2021 New Year's Eve Abbreviated Routes, No Rural Service
January 3, 2022 New Year's Day Holiday No Service

Title VI Compliance

LIFTS is committed to ensuring no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its services on the basis of race, color or national origin as protected by Title VI. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination by LIFTS under Title VI, you may file a written complaint or call the paratransit offices. Title VI complaints should be filed as close to the date of the alleged discrimination as possible, but no later than 180 days.

Title VI Complaint forms are available here. You may also obtain a complaint form or file your complaint over the phone by calling LIFTS Director at 319-892-5171.