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)


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”!!

Visit: http://quad.cities.tag.googlepages.com

Get unlimited rides for the calendar month on all QC Transit systems -- CitiBus, Bettendorf Transit, and MetroLINK -- for just $30! Contact any one of the transit systems for QC Monthly Pass purchase locations.

Transportation to Work

IRS publication outlining commuter tax benefits for both transit and cycling
(specifics on pgs. 20 & 21):


It all adds up to cleaner air

For more information on Air Quality in the Quad Cities please
visit our Aware of Air page

Aware of Air


Nearly 50 years ago, the 1964 Civil Rights Act was enacted. There continues to be an on-going need for awareness and implementation of this and new regulations related to civil rights. Gena McCullough, Planning Director, reviewed the Bi-State Title VI Program and Non-Discrimination Policy provided to the Commissioners.

The document is a consolidation of the various parts of the agency’s policies and procedures formalized collectively into one format.

Title VI states “No person in the United States shall, on the
ground of race, color or national origin, be excluded from
participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to
discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal
financial assistance.” Additional non-discrimination requirements
include Executive Orders (EO) to address environmental justice in
minority and low-income populations (EO 12898), to improve access to services for persons with limited English proficiency (EO 13166) and to ensure consistent and effective implementation of Title VI (EO 12250) administered through the Department of Justice. There are other statutes that address protected classes related to age, sex, marital status, disability, etc.

The document identifies the Executive Director as the Title VI Coordinator, outlines roles and responsibilities and related documents, such as the public involvement process, language assistance, and handling of complaints. The Bi-State Regional Commission Title VI Program and Non-Discrimination Policy applies to agencywide programs and planning. It provides the framework for open and inclusive planning processes, outreach to low-income and minority populations, eliminating barriers to participation, providing broad representation on planning and advisory bodies where possible, knowing the socio-economic makeup of the Bi-State Region to address, and being proactive in agency programs and planning. Commissioners approved the policy for submission to the respective federal agencies. 

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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?
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. The customer service number for all three fixed-route public transit systems is (309)788-3360.

MetroLINKThe LoopRIM Rural TransitMuscaBus MetroLINK Davenport CitiBusRBT