About LeRoy City Lines
LeRoy City Lines went into service on December 1, 2016, two years after another bus company discontinued its longstanding weekday route from LeRoy and Grand Meadow to Rochester and back. The LeRoy Economic Development Authority (EDA) spent more than a year analyzing how to best fill the void and eventually made the decision to provide its own bus service. We purchased our first bus in the fall of 2016 and replicated the original route, schedule and ticket prices passengers had been accustomed to. In the spring we purchased a second, smaller bus to test whether a second weekday route between LeRoy, Grand Meadow and Rochester would be sustainable. After a three-month test run from June through August 2017, we made the second route permanent, giving passengers two options each in the morning and afternoon to commute to and from Rochester. In September 2017, we expanded both routes to begin and end in Chester, Iowa, after a number of passengers from North Iowa had contacted us to inquire about possible service. We also added a third bus to our fleet and began operating three weekday morning and afternoon routes.
In addition to our weekday commuter routes, we also provide a wide array of charter services in the region, such as for weddings, school trips, sports tournaments, reunions, parties, and many other occasions.
LeRoy City Lines is owned by the City of LeRoy and operated by the Economic Development Authority. Our team includes two managers and five drivers.