History & Statistics
The Jule at a Glance
- 553,387 rides per year (FY16)
- $3,421,695.56 total expenses (FY16)
- 276 bus stops
- 67 employees
Ridership & Performance Data
- Rides per year (1948 - 2016) PDF | Excel
- Rides per service type (FY16)
- Ridership per month (FY13 - FY16)
- Revenue sources (FY16)
Awards & Recognition
- 2010 IDOT 'Most Improved Transit System of the Year'
- 2011 Federal Transit Administration Region VII "Award of Excellence" for highest percentage decrease in cost per ride
- 2012 IDOT 'Most Improved Transit System of the Year'
- 2014 365 Impact Award for Jule Nightrider
- 2015 Federal Transit Administration Region VII "Award of Excellence" for highest percentage increase in ridership
- 2015 DALMC Labor Management Partnership Award to The Jule Transit and Teamsters Local 120
A 33 minute Trolley trip to Union Park was a popular destination for concerts, picnics, and other activities. The last streetcar ran on July 24, 1932.
Harry Timpe proudly stands next to the bus he drove to transport Sisters of St. Francis to their various destinations in the 1930s.
Union Park was created in 1891 by The Dubuque Electric Railway Light and Power Co. to promote the use of electricity, which powered the trolleys. The gentleman in the center of this photo taken is Wil
Electrification first arrived about 1889 when a new streetcar line formed by the Key City Electric Street Railway Co., and the Dubuque Street Railway followed suit in 1890. They were joined by a third
Shown here are the first Ford Model-T Buses used in the 1920's. Interstate Power Company's bus fleet in 1929 was first composed of these five vehicles but had grown to entirely replace trolleys by 193
The interior of the Key Line bus barn in 1912 which still serves as The Jule's bus barn as of 2017.
Key Line buses wait in storage at the bus garage located on Central. As of 2017, The Jule still houses the buses in this same location although construction for a new bus garage on a city-owned Superf
Drivers take a break in the Key Line conductors lounge in 1912.
Workers in the Key Line office in 1912.
Dubuquers pose with the trolley cars in the 1890's, taken in the 400 block of Main Street.
Nuns board the Interstate Power Co. charter bus in 1957.
Key Line service workers operate on the Trolleys in 1912.
An old streetcar picks up passengers in Dubuque.