Peoplerides Drivers Wanted!

Peoplerides is taking applications for part-time driver positions in the Region 6 area--Hardin, Marshall, Poweshiek, and Tama Counties.

If you have great people skills, a good driving record and are physically able to transfer and secure passengers in wheelchairs
you should consider driving for us!

We operate Monday through Friday and this is the perfect job for a newly retired person or anyone wanting a few work hours per week.
We can work with your schedule.
Peoplerides has both on-call service and scheduled routes available each week.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

See our "Employment" section on the Peoplerides tab for a complete job description, qualifications and application.

Peoplerides New Vehicles

New Wehicles

Peoplerides recently purchased two new Dodge Ram Promaster conversion vans. The vans can transport up to five ambulatory passengers and can be used to transport two wheelchair passengers. Marshalltown driver Jerry Smoldt is pictured next to one of the vans, which will be used for transportation in the Marshalltown area. The second van will be used in Hardin County at this time.

We are also expecting two new Glaval buses by the end of February. These are larger buses with capacity of 14 to 18 passengers. Each bus will have three wheelchair positions. The larger buses will be used for route service in our counties.

The purchase price of these vehicles ranges from $54,000 to $72,000 each. All vehicles are purchased off of the State of Iowa DOT bid. FTA minimum life of transit vehicles is 4 years or 100,000 miles however we anticipate operating them much longer.


Region 6 Planning Commission, headquartered in Marshalltown, is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1974 to provide member communities with professional services in the areas of comprehensive planning, access to federal and state transportation funding, housing assistance, public transit services, and grant writing and administration.

Peoplerides, our public transit service, was established in 1974 to provide low-cost transportation for trips that either originate or end in Hardin, Marshall, Poweshiek, and Tama counties. Peoplerides drivers are licensed and trained to provide a safe, reliable, and comfortable ride. If you need a ride, click the Peoplerides logo above for more information about scheduling a ride.

To learn more about what we do, explore our website or contact us using the information in the "Contact Us" tab. The Region 6 Planning Commission and Peoplerides look forward to working with you and your community!

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  • Some of the Peoplerides drivers
  • Grant writing project for downtown rental housing units
  • Grant writing project for community daycare
  • Hazard mitigation planning meeting
  • Grant writing project for sewer improvements
  • Grant writing project for safe routes to school
  • New Peoplerides vehicle
  • Region 6 Housing Trust Fund Affordable Rental Rehabilitation Assisted Project
  • Typical after picture for a CDBG owner occupied rehabilitation house
  • Grant writing project for an intellectually disabled services facility

Region 6 Planning Commission Updates

Peoplerides Service Updates

  • Monday, May 30, 2016 – Closed for Memorial Day
  • Monday, July 4, 2016 – Closed for Independence Day
  • Monday, Sept. 5, 2016 – Closed for Labor Day
View all Peoplerides Service Updates