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Des Moines Human & Civil Rights Symposium attendees ride free with event registration

The City of Des Moines and DART will provide free public transportation to attendees of the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Symposium on Wednesday, March 18.

Winter weather and extreme cold temperatures could impact DART services

DART's service experiencing delays with extreme low temperatures and winter weather on Wednesday, Feb. 12 and Thursday, Feb. 13.

Rider Story: Tammi B.

DART rider stories allow us the opportunity to highlight transit users' experience with DART. We take a look into their bus-riding habits and gain insight into their opinion on the importance of public transit.

Artist Sheena Rose announced for 6th Avenue Corridor bus shelter art project

The 6th Avenue Corridor Urban Neighborhood Main Street Program and the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation have selected contemporary artist Sheena Rose for the 6th Avenue Corridor Bus Shelter public art project.

DART to the Iowa Caucuses

The Iowa Democratic Party and Iowa GOP partnered with DART to offer free rides after 4 p.m. on Caucus night. This includes rides on DART Fixed Routes and free rides to and from Caucus sites on Paratransit.

DART Social Media Policy

View DART's new Social Media Policy, in effect as of 1/9/2020.

DART Social Media Policy

Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) Social Media Policy This policy outlines the expectations for respectful social media usage and interaction. DART’s mission is Enriching Lives, Connecting Communities, Expanding Opportunities. DART social media is intended to share information, news and updates about DART services to the general public. Our social media accounts, including, without limitation, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Nextdoor and Instagram, are regularly monitored from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. If using DART’s social media platforms outside of these hours, on the weekend, or on a holiday, do not anticipate optimal information or responsiveness.

Local nonprofits invited to apply for van donation

DART will donate three retired RideShare vans to nonprofit organizations, community groups or government agencies within DART’s service area this fall. Applications are due November 22.

Transit Tunes

We asked DART staff to tell us their favorite music to listen to on the bus, and we received a bus load of suggestions! Here are our top picks.

Major changes made to DART's service in Oct. 2019

DART made major changes to its service in Oct. 2019. Changes included updates to routes and schedules for several Local and Express Routes and the introduction of DART's Flex Connect Pilot.
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