DART has partnered with the Polk County to help income eligible residents find and keep jobs through a program called Opportunities Thru Transit. Those who are eligible can ride DART at a reduced rate while traveling to a job, to look for work, or to an educational or training program.
Who is Eligible?
Several factors determine eligibility for the program:
Effective August 2013
How Do I Apply?
Go to DART Central Station, at 620 Cherry Street, Des Moines, and complete an application for the Opportunities Thru Transit program. DART staff will verify your income levels, so you should be prepared to present proof of your entire household income, including pay stubs and social security checks. DART staff will then review the application and verify all information.
You will receive a letter saying whether you meet the criteria. If you qualify, please bring a photo ID to DART Central Station to purchase your OTT bus pass each month. Cash only – no checks will be accepted.
The pass gives you unlimited use of DART buses, excluding special events, for the current calendar month (from the first through the last day of the current month).
What are the OTT Guidelines?
If you have any questions about the OTT program or need to update your information please call DART at 515-283-8100.