DART Presents: Summer Fun on the Bus

Posted on May, 31 2012

DART is your ride to all kinds of summer fun in 2012.

DART will be hosting a "Kiss the Bus" event, collecting donations for a food drive, and expanding its hours of service for some of the summer's best events.

June 21 -- "Kiss the Bus" is a first-time event being hosted by DART in which transit lovers can make a public display of affection for their beloved bus. The kissing starts at 11 a.m. and continues to 1 p.m. at 10th and Locust. DART is giving away VIP tickets to the 80/35 Music Festival, VIP tickets to Yankee Doodle Pops, and a year's worth of bus passes (a $696 value!).
June 22 --
Ride DART FREE with a donation of non-perishable food item. Valid on Local, Express, Flex/On Call and Paratransit services

July 3 -- The D-Line Downtown Shuttle will operate until midnight to take concert-goers to and from Yankee Doodle Pops. The buses will line up on East 6th Street between Grand Avenue and Locust Street after the concert to pick up attendees.

July 4 -- DART will be participating in the Urbandale Parade at 10 a.m. and Jazz in July at Lyons Park (4103 72nd St, Urbandale) starting at 5 p.m. Come see the bus and grab new DART schedules.

July 6-7 -- The D-Line Downtown Shuttle will operate until midnight on both the Friday and Saturday of the 80/35 Music Festival. The D-Line route will be modified slightly on the west end to pick up and drop off riders at 10th Street, near the entrance to the concert.

August 9-19 -- DART's service to the Iowa State Fair is back by popular demand, with service from three convenient Park and Ride locations. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to midnight each day of the State Fair.

• Center Street Park & Ride (7th Street and Center Street)

• Southeast Polk High School (N.E. 80th Street and Highway 163)

• State Capitol (East 12th Street and Grand Avenue, near the bell)

For more information, please call DART Customer Service Department at 515-283-8100.

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