KeyLine Transit

Infobox Public transit
name = KeyLine Transit


imagesize = 300px
locale = Dubuque, Iowa
transit_type = Bus, paratransit,
Tourist trolley
began_operation = early 1970s
system_length =
lines = 4
stations = 3 transfer points
ridership =
track_gauge =
operator = City of Dubuque

KeyLine Transit, also known as KeyLine, is the operator of mass transit within the City of Dubuque, Iowa. KeyLine Transit offers bus routes throughout the city, trolley transportation in Downtown Dubuque and the Port of Dubuque, and on-demand paratransit "MiniBus" service citywide.

KeyLine is a municipal department of the City of Dubuque that began service following the city's takeover of the

Overview

*"KeyLine System Map" [http://www.cityofdubuque.org/uploads/transit/Keyline%20Bench%20Locations-2005.pdf]
*"KeyLine System Schedule" [http://www.cityofdubuque.org/uploads/transit/KeylineMapSchedule.pdf] KeyLine operates 4 bus lines: Gray, Green, Orange, and Red. All lines except the Orange run in a general pattern from downtown in the east to Kennedy Mall in the west, and then back downtown. These lines stop at all 3 major transfer stations: Downtown, Midtown, and the West Side. The Orange Line runs from downtown and then north and south, stopping at no other transfer stations. KeyLine operates Monday-Saturday citywide, with the earliest buses out at 6:15 A.M., and the latest out at 5:55 P.M. [cite web|title = KeyLine Transit Routes |accessdate = January 12|accessyear = 2007|url = http://www.cityofdubuque.org/uploads/transit/KeylineMapSchedule.pdf]

During the summer months, KeyLine operates a trolley shuttle between the Downtown Transfer Station (West 9th & Main Streets) and the Port of Dubuque, with stops at the major tourist attractions in the area, including: Diamond Jo Casino, Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark, Grand River Center, National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.

In addition to fixed-route buses, KeyLine provdies on-demand paratransit service through its "MiniBuses." These shuttles generally transport elderly & handicapped passengers from their homes to medical clinics, and other specific destinations. The service is available by appointment only.

Bus Routes

Transfer Stations

*WEST SIDE: Transfers between the Gray, Green, and Red lines on the West Side are available at Kennedy Circle and John F. Kennedy Road. These lines also intersect at Kennedy Mall.

*MIDTOWN: Transfers between the Gray, Green, and Red lines in Midtown are available at North Grandview Avenue and University Avenue.

*DOWNTOWN: Transfers between the Gray, Green, Orange, and Red lines (all lines) in addition to the Downtown/Port of Dubuque trolley are available at West 7th and Iowa Streets. [cite web|title = KeyLine Transit Transfer Stations |accessdate = December 24|accessyear = 2006|url = http://www.cityofdubuque.org/uploads/transit/KeylineMapSchedule.pdf]

Lines

KeyLine operates 4 bus lines which run throughout Dubuque.
*(E): "Designates crosstown routes which run east from Kennedy Mall to downtown."
*(W): "Designates crosstown routes which run west from downtown to Kennedy mall."
*(N/S), (E/W): "Designates non-crosstown (destination) routes which run from a transfer station to one destination & back."
*GRAY LINE:
**"Downtown" (E):
*:Runs east from Kennedy Mall to downtown via: John F. Kennedy Rd., Kaufmann Ave., Carter Rd., Asbury Rd., University Ave., N. Grandview Ave., W. Locust St., Main St.
**"Kennedy Mall" (W):
*:Runs west from downtown to Kennedy Mall via: Iowa St., Clarke Dr., N. Grandview Ave., University Ave., Asbury Rd., Carter Rd., Kaufmann Ave., John F. Kennedy Rd.
**"Point" (N/S):
*:Runs north/south from downtown to the Point & back via: Elm St., Rhomberg Ave. Also runs on E. 16th St., Kerper Blvd. at select times. [cite web|title = Gray Line Routes |accessdate = January 12|accessyear = 2007|url = http://www.cityofdubuque.org/uploads/transit/KeylineMapSchedule.pdf]
*GREEN LINE:
**"32nd Street" (N/S):
*:Runs north/south from downtown to 32nd St. & back via: Jackson St., Central Ave.
**"Asbury Plaza" (N/S):
*:Runs north/south from Kennedy Mall to Asbury Plaza & back via: Pennsylvania Ave., NW Arterial, Asbury Rd., John F. Kennedy Rd., Hillcrest Rd., Chaney Rd., Pennsylvania Ave. Also runs on Rosemont St., Hillcrest Rd. at select times.
**"Downtown" (E):
*:Runs east from Kennedy Mall to downtown via: Dodge St., University Ave., Loras Blvd., Main St.
**"Kennedy Mall" (W):
*:Runs west from downtown to Kennedy Mall via: Iowa St., Loras Blvd., N. Grandview Ave., Dodge St. [cite web|title = Green Line Routes |accessdate = January 12|accessyear = 2007|url = http://www.cityofdubuque.org/uploads/transit/KeylineMapSchedule.pdf]
*ORANGE LINE:
**"Greyhound Park" (E/W):
*:Runs east/west from downtown to Dubuque Greyhound Park and Casino & back via: Kerper Blvd., E. 16th St.
**"Mt. Carmel" (N/S):
*:Runs south from downtown to Mt. Carmel & back via: Iowa St., Bluff St., Dodge St., Rush St., Cleveland Ave., Mt. Loretta Ave., S. Grandview Ave., Hwy. 151/61, Locust St. [cite web|title = Orange Line Routes |accessdate = January 12|accessyear = 2007|url = http://www.cityofdubuque.org/uploads/transit/KeylineMapSchedule.pdf]
*RED LINE:
**"Downtown" (E):
*:Runs east from Kennedy Mall to downtown via: John F. Kennedy Rd., Hillcrest Rd., Chaney Rd., Pennsylvania Ave., University Ave., Hill St.
**"Kennedy Mall" (W):
*:Runs west from downtown to Kennedy Mall via: Hill St., University Ave., Pennsylvania Ave., Chaney Rd., Hillcrest Rd., John F. Kennedy Rd.
**"Linwood" (N/S):
*:Runs north/south from downtown to Linwood & back via: White St., E. 22nd St., Windsor Ave., Jackson St.
**"Wal-Mart" (E/W):
*:Runs east/west from Kennedy Mall to Wal-Mart & back via: John F. Kennedy Rd., Pennsylvania Ave., NW Arterial, Dodge St. Also runs on Radford Rd., Chavanelle Rd. at select times. [cite web|title = Red Line Routes |accessdate = January 12|accessyear = 2007|url = http://www.cityofdubuque.org/uploads/transit/KeylineMapSchedule.pdf]
*TROLLEY (E/W):
*:Runs east/west from downtown to the Port of Dubuque & back via: Bluff St., E. 3rd St., Bell St., Main St. (Summer months only).

Fares

*Children (Age <5): free with a parent
*Students (Age 5-17): 50¢
*Regular (Age 18-64): $1.00
*Special (Age 65 and over, disabled, Medicare card user): 50¢

Ride Tickets (punch cards):
*Student: 10 for $5.00
*Regular: 10 for $9.00
*Special: 10 for $5.00 [cite web|title = KeyLine Transit Fares |accessdate = December 24|accessyear = 2006|url = http://www.cityofdubuque.org/uploads/transit/KeylineMapSchedule.pdf]

References

ee also

*Dubuque, Iowa

External links

* [http://www.cityofdubuque.org/index.cfm City of Dubuque Transit Department]
* [http://www.cityofdubuque.org/uploads/transit/Keyline%20Bench%20Locations-2005.pdf KeyLine Transit System Map]
* [http://www.cityofdubuque.org/uploads/transit/KeylineMapSchedule.pdf KeyLine Transit System Schedule/stops]
* [http://www.firsttransit.com/FirsttransitView.php?id=387 First Transit: KeyLine Transit profile]
* [http://www.iatransit.com/services/agency_profile.asp?intAgencyID=210 Iowa Office of Public Transit: KeyLine Transit profile]


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