How to get to the Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market

Park & Ride on the Downtown D-Line

Now through October, the Downtown D-Line will start Saturday service at 7 a.m. for the Downtown Farmers' Market. Park your vehicle anywhere along the route, hop on the bus and we'll drop you off near the Market's entrance. 


D-Line Route Map

The D-Line runs primarily on Grand Avenue and Locust Street and uses the Walnut Street Bridge to connect to the East Village. Bus stops are located almost every block and marked specifically for the D-Line. 


 

Hours of service

D-Line buses run approximately every 10 minutes on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Effective through Oct. 2017.)
 

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I bring on the bus? 
Grocery bags, coolers, baby strollers and most items from the Farmers' Market are allowed on DART buses. There is no eating or drinking while on the bus, but you are welcome to bring food and beverages as long as they are in closed containers. For the safety of all passengers, we ask riders to keep the aisles clear and collapse any strollers or chairs they may have with them. 

Where can I park near the D-Line route? 
Street parking at meters is free on Saturdays and available on most downtown streets. Several free and paid parking garages are located along the D-Line, in addition to free parking at the State Capitol visitor lots. Click here to view a map of downtown parking locations
 

How to Ride Tips

The D-Line is a great way to try transit for the first time. It's a free-to-ride route, so you can simply hop on the bus. And, the 10-minute frequency means you don't need to follow a schedule to see when the next bus is coming. Here are a couple tips if you are new to the bus:

  • Look for D-Line bus stop signs on Locust, Grand and Walnut. Arrive at your bus stop three to five minutes early and wait where the driver can see you.
  • As the bus approaches, check the sign above the windshield to make sure it displays the name “D-Line.”
  • Because the D-Line is a free-to-ride route, simply hop on the bus, find a seat and enjoy the ride.
  • Stay alert and remember to signal the driver about a block before your stop—you do this by pulling the cord above the window or pressing the stop button on the hand rails about a block before your stop.
  • If you are not sure where to get off, please ask the driver when you get on the bus. Our drivers are happy to help you!

 

DART Customer Service

For questions or additional information, please contact DART Customer Service at 515-283-8100 or dart@ridedart.com

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