The DART Forward 2035 Transit Services Plan was adopted by unanimous vote by the DART Commission on Sept. 27, 2011.
The historic vote -- establishing a blueprint for building a truly regional transit system in Greater Des Moines -- followed a year-long planning effort. This planning effort involved in-depth study of population and employment trends, ridership patterns, the transit market, and an extensive public outreach effort that included 13 public meetings, more than 1,200 survey responses, and more than 350 public comments.
The plan was developed by DART planning staff, with the help of national transit consulting firm Transportation Management & Design. The service changes identified in the plan began in June 2012 and continue to be implemented in phases. Notable changes to date include the opening of a new transfer station in downtown Des Moines, launch of a redesigned and expanded route network, and addition of service hours and routes. In subsequent years, frequency will be increased and routes added.
To download a PDF of the complete DART Forward 2035 Transit Services Plan, click here.