The Jule, the City of Dubuque’s public transit system, launched an adjusted route structure on August 17 and moved its downtown transfer from its current location at Sixth and Iowa St. to Dubuque’s new intermodal terminal located at 950 Elm Street.
The intermodal terminal and downtown transfer features public restrooms, indoor and outdoor seating areas, bike parking, electronic signage showing next bus arrival times as well as ticket windows for The Jule, Burlington Trailways, and Lamers bus services. Interior amenities are nearing completion and expected to be open shortly after bus service begins. The Jule terminal office hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Burlington Trailways and Lamers are scheduled to begin operating from the terminal on September 1.
The intermodal terminal is part of Dubuque’s Intermodal Transportation Center project, designed to improve access to The Jule and other transportation services in and around Dubuque. The project consists of three main components: an intermodal transportation terminal, a three-level parking facility, and a bus storage and maintenance facility. Construction of the bus storage and maintenance facility is scheduled to begin in 2017.
The new three-level parking structure will accommodate 292 parking spaces and will also include bicycle storage to support commuter travel and recreational bicycle use. A pedestrian bridge connects the parking structure and terminal. While both facilities will be operational in late August, some elements of the structure facades will be delayed.