Temperatures in central Iowa are forecast to drop again this week, so DART is working with Polk County to offer free rides to and from warming centers on Thursday, Feb. 7 and Friday, Feb. 8.
To request a free ride, riders can board any DART Local, Express, Flex or On Call route and let the driver know they need a ride to, or from, a warming center. DART Paratransit riders are asked to call 2-1-1 to request a ride.
Winter Weather Tips
Because of the bitterly cold temperatures, DART recommends that riders use a resource to track their bus to limt the time they spend outside. There are several technology tools and resources for riders to use to track buses in real-time.
- MyDART text: DART riders can receive real-time arrival data for their bus stops through our text message service. To receive estimated times for your stop, text DART and your stop ID number (Example: DART1234) to 515515. Bus stop numbers can be found on the stops, and on the MyDART Trip Planner.
- MyDART Trip Planner: DART riders can plan trips and track real-time bus arrival times for their stops through the MyDART Trip Planner. This planner is available online, or through the MyDART mobile app, available for both Android and iOS devices.
- DART Customer Service: You can reach DART Customer Service by calling 515-283-8100. Customer service phone lines are staffed on weekdays from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m., and on weekends between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.