Welcome to qctransit.com, the only web address you need to remember for Quad Cities Area public transportation! In the urbanized area, Bettendorf Transit, Davenport CitiBus, and Rock Island County’s Metro work together to provide dependable, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly fixed-route public transportation. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines, each of these systems also offer service options for individuals with disabilities. In the Iowa Quad Cities, these paratransit services are provided through city contracts with River Bend Transit. Outside of the urbanized area, individuals can access public transportation via Henry County Public Transportation, MuscaBus (City of Muscatine), RIM Rural Transit (Mercer and Rock Island Counties), or River Bend Transit (Cedar, Clinton, Muscatine, & Scott Counties).
What Route do I choose?
View the transit system maps by clicking on the system (on the map below) you will use to start your trip. For detailed information, you can browse through the individual transit system websites, request a system Rider’s Guide, and/or call the appropriate transit system for assistance in planning your trip:
Note: Periodic roadway construction in the downtowns may necessarily require The Loop to temporarily deviate from its normal route. IF a portion of the route is blocked due to it being under -- or adjacent to -- construction and therefore impassible, please catch The Loop anywhere along the route in the Loop Zone that is clearly accessible to vehicular traffic. Watch for the bus along the route in the zone, wait at a corner on the passenger side of the street, and wave to the driver to indicate you want to board. Have your pass or $1 fare (exact change, please) ready. Thank you for using The Loop!
Get unlimited rides for the calendar month on all QC Transit systems -- CitiBus, Bettendorf Transit MetroLINK and The LOOP-- for just $30! Contact any one of the transit systems for QC PassPORT purchase locations.
"Hop on, and let us show you the town! QCtransit has the latest Loop updates, along with links to maps, schedules, and information that you can download and print. Find all you need to know to "get in The Loop", the Quad Cities own downtown riverfront circulator.
Regular Loop hours: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 5 PM until 1:30 AM, and Sunday from 11 AM until 5:30 PM.
Live assistance available: call Bettendorf Transit at 563-344-4085, M – F from 6 AM – 6 PM."
New! Two ways to get on board:
1). Park near a convenient Loop stop (designated Loop stops are marked with an "X" on the map and named on the schedule), wait at the Loop stop sign, hop in and make The Loop a part of your adventure, OR
2). The LOOP ZONE(effective July 1, 2011): Now you can "wave" down The Loop anywhere along the "Loop Zone" portion of the route. Zones are designated by dashed (not solid) route lines on the individual downtown maps. Be sure to be at the far corner in a SAFE location on the PASSENGER side of the street. When you see the bus, give it a brisk wave to signal the driver you wish to board and have your $1 fare, token, or pass ready. Remember, to BE SAFE: NEVER cross in front of the bus! The Loop bus can be flagged down ONLY where indicated on downtown maps. Drivers will NOT stop elsewhere along the route. Pick up the NEW Loop Rider's Guide or download it here:
Last Run Times, 8.5x11.pdf (102.3 KB) "Last Run" times - If you're wondering when the last Loop will come by, just take this handy schedule along. Thursday - Saturday, and Sunday "last run" times for each of the three Loop buses.
The Transportation Toolkit for the Business Community gives businesses the information they need now to assist their employees in achieving a timely, cost-efficient commute that promotes productivity and job satisfaction. Explore the toolkit's flyers, fact sheets, resources and examples of transportation initiatives undertaken by employers nationwide. Each approach is straightforward to launch and simple to manage.
For more information on Air Quality
in the Quad Cities please visit our
Aware of Air page.
Did you know...
If Americans used public transportation for roughly ten percent of daily travel needs, the United States would reduce its dependence on imported oil from the Persian Gulf by more than 40 percent.
Every $1 invested in public transportation projects generates from $4 to $9 in local economic activity.
Riding a transit bus is 79 times safer than car travel.
Since 1995 public transportation ridership is up 32 percent.
Each year, public transportation use in the U.S. saves 1.4 billion gallons of gasoline. This represents almost 4 million gallons of gasoline (the equivalent of 300,000 fewer automobile fill-ups) per day.
Without public transit systems and their effects on our urban landscapes, American households would drive 102.2 billion more miles per year.
Public transportation produces 95% less carbon monoxide (CO), 90% less in volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and about half as much carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx), per passenger mile, as private vehicles. Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions represent 82% of total US human-made greenhouse emissions.
Public transportation fosters a more active lifestyle. 2001 National Household Travel Survey data analysis finds that walking to and from transit helps inactive persons fulfill a significant portion of recommended minimum daily exercise needs.
Source: APTA (American Public Transportation Association)
Bus - Bike - Walk
The Quad Cities Transportation Advocacy Group (QC TAG) “works to improve the quality of life in our community by promoting a balanced approach to transportation that encourages walking, biking, and public transportation”.
QC TAG encourages the use of current QCA resources for getting around in a healthier, greener, and much less expensive fashion. They also work with communities and city governments toward the goal of making our metro area safer and more accommodating for ALL modes of transportation.
Interested? Learn more by clicking on the QC TAG logo and “think outside the car”!
QCTransit.com is a website hosted and maintained by the Bi-State Regional Commission as a portal to access transit services in the Quad Cities area. If you have questions about the material posted on this website or would like additional information that is not available from the individual transit systems, please contact us at (309)793-6300, or via email at
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