Flex Route 74 – NW Urbandale | DART - Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority

Flex Route 74 – NW Urbandale

DART is planning changes to Route 74 as part of the October 2019 Service Change. To view the details of the change, click here.

Operates between Valley West Mall, Mercer/Marsh and the business parks in northwest Urbandale.

This service will operate on a specific route and schedule with dedicated stops along the route. Customers are able to board at any stop along the scheduled route for $1.75.

This route will also operate as a limited flex service between scheduled stops, and will deviate within the Flex Zone for $3.50. Customers may request a flex trip, up to seven days in advance, by calling 515-283-8136 during DART service hours. Flex trip requests upon boarding may be accomodated when time and space is available. 

To cancel or change your flex trip reservation, call 515-283-8136 during DART service hours and at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up, or a no-show will be recorded. More than four no-shows in a calendar month may result in a suspension of your Flex service.

Flex service trips are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to trips that ensure the service is reliable for all customers. You may be asked to get on or off the bus at a location that is within a few blocks of your origin or destination. Some locations are not accessible to DART buses.

Connections: Local Routes 3, Crosstown Route 52 and Flex Route 72 at Valley West Mall.

Guaranteed Ride Home: In case of an emergency, DART will guarantee a ride home to individuals riding Route 74between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To qualify for a Guaranteed Ride Home, you must be a monthly bus pass holder, Unlimited Access participant or RideShare vanpooler. For full program details, click here.

To learn how to read DART schedules, click here.

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Weekday / Morning: 
Route 74 • Weekday / Morning Effective 01/13/19
Valley West Mall100th & HickmanAurora & Urbandale DrMeredith Dr & Marsh121st & Douglas100th & Douglas100th & HickmanValley West Mall
6:316:366:416:46/6:476:527:007:037:08
7:347:397:457:507:558:058:078:12
8:348:408:458:508:559:029:059:10
Route 74 is timed to connect primarily with Route 52 to/form DART Central Station at Valley West Mall. Connections with Routes 3, 52 to/from Jordan Creek Town Center and 72 cannot be guaranteed.
Weather, special events and traffic conditions may alter service.

Weekday / Afternoon: 
Route 74 • Weekday / Afternoon Effective 01/13/19
Valley West Mall100th & Hickman100th & Douglas121st & DouglasMeredith Dr & MarshAurora & Urbandale Dr100th & HickmanValley West Mall
3:423:493:514:014:06/4:084:144:194:25
4:374:444:464:565:01/5:105:165:225:28
5:405:475:495:596:04/6:106:166:216:26
Route 74 is timed to connect primarily with Route 52 to/form DART Central Station at Valley West Mall. Connections with Routes 3, 52 to/from Jordan Creek Town Center and 72 cannot be guaranteed.
Weather, special events and traffic conditions may alter service.

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