Transportation Assistance Program

For $1 per ride, qualified North Liberty residents can call a Yellow Cab of Iowa City taxi to pick up groceries, get to the bank, visit a doctor, connect to a bus or certain other essential quality-of-life trips scheduled Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Saturday 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Residents can be eligible for this program because they don’t have access to vehicle, face financial difficulty, or are permanently or temporarily disabled.

After the application has been received by staff, a home visit appointment will be arranged to introduce the applicant to the program, procure the image for the NLTAP identification card, and discuss other area resources & programs.

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To apply, or if you have a question about the application, eligibility, verifying documents, permissible drop-off locations, or process and the answer is not online or the program brochure, then leave a message on the 24/7 Transit Hotline at (319) 626-5918. Please leave a message with your name, a phone number to reach you, and your question. Allow up to three business days for a response.

24/7 Transit Hotline (319) 626-5918
[email protected]
North Liberty City Hall, 3 Quail Creek Circle, North Liberty, IA 52317

If you have a question about vehicles and accessibility,
then please call Yellow Cab of Iowa City at (319) 338-9777.

Need more information about getting around North Liberty?
northlibertyiowa.org/transit

 

The service is available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. and must originate from or arrive at one of the following locations:

  • North Liberty Community Pantry
  • North Liberty Community Center
  • Grocery Stores: North Liberty Fareway, North Liberty Dollar Tree, North Liberty El Azul Mexican Market, Coralville Aldi, Coralville Walmart, or Nearest Hy-Vee (Crosspark Road) only
  • Medical Offices for verifiable appointments: limited to Johnson County only
  • Pharmacies and Durable Medical Equipment Suppliers: limited to Johnson County only
  • Veterinary Clinics for cat or dog with pet license: limited to North Liberty only
  • Banks and Credit Unions: limited to North Liberty only
  • Laundromats: limited to North Liberty only
  • Government Offices: North Liberty City Hall, North Liberty Police Department, North Liberty Fire Department, North Liberty Post Office, Social Security Administration (local office), Iowa Driver’s License Station (local office), Johnson County Administration Building, Johnson County Courthouse, or Johnson County Health and Human Services Building only
  • K-12 Public Schools: must serve North Liberty children, for parent/guardian purposes only, does not include normal day-to-day drop-off or pickup
  • Bus Stops: CAMBUS Research Park stops, Coralville Bus Heartland stop, or Coralville Bus Coral Ridge Mall stop only
  • Your polling place on Election Day only
  • Cardholder address as printed on front of card

Please keep in mind that work, college, and daycare are not approved destinations for NLTAP rides.

Rides will be given to:

  • Cardholder plus dependents (names must be listed on back of card)
  • Cardholder plus one friend or family member
  • Cardholder plus one personal care attendant and one friend or family member

Dependents not allowed to ride without cardholder, and all riders must have same origin and destination.

Call Yellow Cab of Iowa City at (319) 338-9777 no less than 30 minutes prior to requested ride. When selecting a time, keep in mind that Yellow Cab driver will not wait more than five minutes for passengers to arrive.

Tell the scheduling operator you would like to book a ride under the North Liberty Transportation Assistance Program, the total number of passengers, whether you require an accessible vehicle, and the intended eligible destination (i.e. name of medical office, pharmacy, etc).

At the start of each ride, the Yellow Cab driver will collect the $1 fare per ride and use your card to verify eligibility. Vehicles are not equipped with child seats. To ride, riders must provide a size-appropriate, unexpired child restraint system for any rider 6 years old and under; must be a rear facing child restraint system for any child less than one year old and weighing less than 20 pounds. Cardholders who do not have their card will be denied a ride.

To be eligible, the applicant must be a current resident of North Liberty and qualify under at least one of these categories:

  1. No access to vehicle: does not have a working vehicle registered under their name
  2. Financial difficulty: receives verifiable federal or state assistance, or income does not exceed 185% of the federal limit and 85% of the North Liberty median income
    Household SizeAnnual Gross Income (2023)
    1$26,973
    2$36,482
    3$45,991
    4$55,500
    5$65,009
    6$74,518
    More$84,027
    Income limits for the North Liberty Transportation Assistance Program. These limits are updated annually.
  3. Disabled: defined by law as a physical or mental condition of a person which constitutes a substantial handicap
  4. Disabled temporarily: for example, broken leg preventing travel by personal vehicle
  • Completed application form
  • Proof of identity (one of the following):
    • U.S. Driver’s License
    • U.S. Non-Driver’s ID card
    • U.S. or foreign Passport
    • U.S. Permanent Resident card
    • Johnson County Iowa Community ID
    • Consular ID
  • Proof of residency (one of the following, dated within the last 30 days or current):
    • Utility or insurance bill
    • Bank statement
    • Employment pay stub
    • Local property tax statement
    • Mortgage payment receipt
    • Voter registration card
    • Jury summons or court order issued by a state or federal court
    • Rental agreement
    • Mobile home lot payment receipt
    • Vehicle registration
  • Proof of eligibility:
    • Card issued to persons due to financial need, applicant must provide proof of federal or state income-based program enrollment, such as Medicaid/Medicare, WIC or SNAP. Document establishing financial need must include a date, such as an assistance award letter or recent pay stub.
    • Card issued to persons experiencing a disability, applicant will be given a verification letter for their doctor to complete. For temporary disability, resolution date is needed.
  • If applicant has dependent(s) under 18 years old:
    • Document demonstrating dependency connection to applicant, like birth certificate.
    • Weight appropriate, unexpired car seats for all children six years old and under (rear facing for any child under one year old and/or weighing less than 20 pounds) when child travels with NLTAP.
    • Dependent cannot travel using NLTAP without cardholder present.
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