DART operates a service that covers all of Polk County with 141 buses and several paratransit and rideshare vans.
Buses run on 26 routes, 15 local, 8 express, 3 flex, 5 on-call, 2 downtown shuttles (The Link and the D-Line), 11 school routes serving area middle school and high school students, ride share available in 18 counties, and paratransit with wheelchair access.
Weekday riders – 15,000+
Daily fixed route miles covered – 7,200+
The recent addition of the $21 million Central Station on Cherry Street has helped raise the profile and ridership of mass transit in Central Iowa. The DART Forward 2035 plan is poised to grow with Des Moines well into the future.
With the unprecedented growth and development in downtown Des Moines, DART bus advertising is more valuable than ever.