As part of DART’s mission to improve citizens’ quality of life in Central Iowa, DART offers a variety of reduced-fare programs to improve access to public transit for all residents. Senior Citizen's, persons with a disability, Medicare card holders, Veterans with a service connected disability, students in middle and high school, and refugees can ride DART at a reduced rate through one of DART’s reduced fare programs.
Persons with Disability Program:
Once an applicant is approved, the individual will receive a purple and white identification card from DART that says REDUCED FARE. The card may or may not have an expiration date depending on the nature of the holder’s disability.
With the DART ID card, the individual is eligible to use DART services for reduced fare. The individual may purchase a reduced fare monthly, weekly, or express plus bus pass, reduced fare tokens, or pay cash at a reduced fare reduced rate.
Passengers can inquire about the Reduced Fare Program for seniors by calling 515.283.8100 or by stopping by DART’s office at 1100 DART Way, Des Moines. Individuals must be 65 years old or older to qualify and are required to present a current photo ID that includes a date of birth. Applicants can send a copy of their current photo ID if mailing their application.
Once an applicant is approved for the Senior Program the applicant will receive a purple-and-white DART Identification Card that says REDUCED FARE. The senior ID Cards will not have an expiration date.
With the DART ID card the individual is eligible to use DART services for reduced fare. The individual may purchase a reduced fare monthly, weekly or express plus bus pass, reduced fare tokens, or pay cash at a reduced fare.
Certain conditions apply:
Certain conditions apply:
For more information about DART's Reduced Fare Program for Students, call 515.283.8100 or stop by DART's office at 1100 DART Way in Des Moines.
Passengers can inquire about DART's Reduced Fare Program for Refugees at any of the participating refugee-service agencies.
Participating agencies include:
They will need to fill out an application and prove their refugee status with form I-94 and photo ID or green card. Eligible refugees will receive a Reduced Fare ID card from DART, which they can use to purchase bus passes at a reduced rate at any pass-sales outlet. The Reduced Fare ID card will be good for five years.
Certain restrictions apply:
For more information about the Reduced Fare Program for Refugees, call 515.283.8100 or visit DART's office at 1100 DART Way in Des Moines.