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Upcoming Events:  

January 2013


Contact Bridget Bartlett (563-690-5761) for any suggestions or story ideas for the quarterly newsletters!

Connecting People to Life’s Destinations  RTA Dubuque, Delaware and Jackson Counties

563-588-4592 1-800-839-5005


Quarterly Journal of the RTA

RTA: News on the Go!

RTA will have driver meetings in each county once a month. This is an opportunity for RTA drivers to discuss ideas and concerns RTA will be getting cameras on all of the buses in January! Each bus will have four cameras, the cameras will be used to verify accidents, incident reports and any issues inside or outside the bus.

Do you have a suggestion or bright idea?

7600 Commerce Park Dubuque, IA 52002

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.

This issue Bellevue Volunteer Drivers Program P.1 RTA Gets a New Driver! P.2 P.3 Upcoming Events P.4

Bellevue Volunteer Driver Program

For this newsletter we will be spotlighting the Volunteer Driver Program in Bellevue! The program currently has 7 volunteer drivers and one volunteer dispatcher who also manages the senior center. With the help of donations from community members, annual financial support from the City of Bellevue and the kindness of our wonderful volunteers, this program has run strong Arthur C. Clarke for the past 15 years! Thank you to our wonderful volunteer drivers; John Bohy, Bill Vaughn, Don Usher, Ronald Dempewolf, Frank Wetzstein, Ron Monner, Berry Nudd & Larry Lampe. The RTA also has volunteer drivers who drive their own vehicles; Mildred Haxmeier, Kathleen Kilburg & Mary Giesemann. Our volunteer dispatcher, Karen Oscar, does a wonderful job of taking calls and scheduling rides! Without the help of all these wonderful volunteers, this program would not be able exist. Thank you for all that you do!!

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Driver Anniversaries:

RTA Gets a New Driver!

Thank you Theisen’s ‘More for Your Community’ for the $1,500 grant award in November 2012!


elcome Bob Wagner to our team of drivers! Bob started with the RTA on December 11th and had previously worked for Alliant Energy. Happiness is not He will be helping fill hours in Dubuque. Bob is a state to arrive at, but a already remembering some of his riders names manner of and really seems to be enjoying himself! traveling.

Congratulations to the following drivers who are celebrating their anniversary with the RTA!  

Leon “Bud” Kyarsgaard– Maquoketa 10 years! Mary Klostermann– Dyersville & Manchester 10 years!

In 2011, Americans took 10.4 billion trips on public transportation, the 2nd highest annual ridership number since 1957! AND…. Every dollar communities invest in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns!

Please extend a warm welcome to Bob!

-Margaret Lee Runbeck

Did you know…


RTA has a new website! Visit our website at for information on our services, upcoming events, weather related information and much, much more!


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Public awareness is key to getting people on the bus to the services they need! If you would like the RTA to present at your organization and explain our services, please call: 1-800-839-5005

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RTA Newsletter January 2013  

RTA newsletter January 2013

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