DART and the City of Johnston often hear from residents who want and need more transportation options. One way DART is looking at expanding service in Johnston is to run Local Route 5 further north on Merle Hay Road to NW 70th Street to serve Johnston City Hall, the Johnston Public Library and several new housing options along this corridor. This would provide all-day service to Johnston along the Merle Hay Corridor, but in order to make this happen, DART would combine Express Route 91 with Local Route 5. Because of this:
- Route 91 would no longer exist as an express route and would no longer operate along the freeway into downtown Des Moines.
o Route 91 would combine with Route 5 and follow Merle Hay Road south to Merle Hay Mall and then into downtown Des Moines.
- In order to operate this route and remain on schedule, it may not be possible to run a route to Pioneer Parkway.
As DART considers these changes, we want to hear from our riders who would be impacted by this change.
It is very important to DART that we hear from our riders about whether or not these changes would help or harm your transportation options.
Riders with questions, or who would like to request a paper copy of the survey are encouraged to speak to DART Customer Service at DART Central Station, by calling 515-283-8100 or by emailing DART@ridedart.com.