General Public Fares

General public fares apply to anyone who is not under a contract, such as nursing home residents, or to anyone who does not have prior funding assistance approval.  Out of town trip rates may vary depending on the day of the trip.  Please call for current information.

General Public

Student Rider (Pre-K to 12th Grade): $3.50
Additional Student (i.e. Sibling riding to same location): $1.00
In-Town (i.e. Boone to Boone): $5.00 one-way trip
In-County (i.e. Boone to Ogden): $7.50 one-way trip
City of Boone to/from Ames:
(Medical Only) Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
$5.00 one-way trip
Boone County to/from Ames:
(Medical Only) Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
$15.00 one-way trip
Boone County to/from Des Moines:
(Medical Only) Tuesdays and Thursdays
$5.00 one-way trip
Out of County or Special group trips: $35.00 per hour
All special group trips are subject to the federal charter regulations

Night, Weekend, and Holiday Fares

The following night, weekend, and holiday rates apply for all rides taken outside normal operating hours. Availability of night, weekend, and holiday trips is subject to driver availability, and must be arranged at least one week in advance.

Night, Weekend, and Holiday

Night and Weekend: $50.00 per hour
Holiday: $60.00 per hour
New Year's Day, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

Tickets

Tickets are available for $1.00, $2.00, $3.50, $5.00, $7.50 and $10.00 trips. Tickets come in books of ten and can be purchased at the BCT office at 328 Snedden Drive Boone, Iowa. For directions to our office, see the Contact Us page.

Cancellations and No Shows

Ride cancellations must be called in to Boone County Public Transportation at least 30 minutes in advance of the scheduled pick-up time or the passenger will be charged the full fare for the trip. If the bus arrives at the pickup location and the rider is not there or does not board the bus, then a no show charge equal to the full fare cost will be billed to the customer.

Title IIIB

Title IIIB transportation funding is available for anyone aged 60 or older and is currently living in their own home. The purpose of this funding is to help enable these people to continue to lead a healthy, independent lifestyle while living at home. Title IIIB funding is given to BCT by Aging Resources of Central Iowa. A NAPIS request form must be filled out by the client and returned to BCT. Title IIIB transportation funding will cover the cost of trips anywhere within Boone County, as well as medical trips to and from Ames. See the Forms page of our website to find a copy of the form. Free will donations are greatly appreciated for these trips, however, a donation is not required. Donation tickets are available for purchase at the BCT office at 328 Snedden Drive Boone, Iowa. For directions to our office, see the Contact Us page.

Waivers

The Department of Human Services and other organizations provide waivers for people with a disability to cover the cost of their transportation. Each waiver has different eligibility requirements. Clients should check with their caseworker for more information. A Notice of Decision (NOD) from the caseworker must be filed with BCT.

Charter Regulations

Effective April 30th, 2008 the United States Department of Transportation Federal Transit Adminstration (FTA) enacted new charter regulations. These new charter regulations apply to both private and public group trips. BCT is still able to provide special group trips to parties in which the majority of the riders are elderly, low-income, or disabled. If you have any questions please call us at 515-432-5038.

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