Posted: June 11, 2020

After Sunday, June 28, DART will make changes to schedules for many of its Local Routes to increase service levels. DART will update individual route pages with specific schedule information over the next few weeks as they become available. Until then, riders can find basic information about what changes to expect for their routes below. A full overview of the current services running on all DART routes is available here.

RouteJune 28 schedule changes
Local Route 1 - FairgroundsRoute will continue to operate Saturday service schedule with additional night trips added.
Local Route 3 - UniversityMost trips to be restored to Pre-COVID-19 schedule. Service will be extended to approximately 11:30pm. Follow-buses will be added during afternoon service hours to reduce any potential crowding.
Local Route 4 -
E 14th
Route will continue to operate Saturday service schedule with minor schedule changes and additional night trips added.
Local Route 6 - Indianola

Route will have 30-minute frequency with additional night trips added.

Local Route 7 -
SW 9th
Most trips to be restored to Pre-COVID-19 schedule. Service will be extended to approximately 11:30pm. Follow-buses will be added during afternoon service hours to reduce any potential crowding.
Local Route 8 - Fleur Dr.Will restore weekday service schedules to this route.
Local Route 14 - Beaver AveRoute will continue to operate Saturday service schedule with additional night trips added.
Local Route 15 - 6th AveMost trips to be restored to pre-COVID-19 schedule. Service will be extended to approximately 11:30pm. Follow-buses will be added during afternoon service hours to reduce any potential crowding.
Local Route 16 - Douglas AveMost trips to be restored to pre-COVID-19 schedule. Service will be extended to approximately 11:30pm. Follow-buses will be added during afternoon service hours to reduce any potential crowding.
Local Route 17 - Hubbell Ave/ AltoonaRoute will have 30-minute frequency and 60-minute frequency during evening hours. Will have follow-buses during afternoon service hours.
Local Route 52 - Valley West/ Jordan CreekRoute will continue to operate Saturday service schedule with an additional night trip added.
Local Route 60 - University/IngersollMost trips to be restored to Pre-COVID-19 schedule. Service will be extended to approximately 11:30pm. Follow-buses will be added during afternoon service hours to reduce any potential crowding.
Local Route 72 - West Des Moines Loop

Route will continue to operate Saturday service schedule with an additional night trip added.

Local Route 74 - NW UrbandaleAll trips will be restored to this route with minor schedule changes to improved transfer with Route 3 at Windsor Heights Walmart.

No changes to these routes

There will be no change to schedules for many DART routes, including:

  • Local Routes 5, 10, 11 and 50 will continue operating the same service schedules that they currently are.
  • The D-Line will continue operating on 15-minute frequency on weekdays and Saturdays.
  • Express Routes 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 98 and 99 will continue operating the same service schedules that they currently are.
  • The DART Flex Connect service will continue to operate regular schedule.
  • On Call services will continue to operate regular schedule.

Service still temporarily suspended

Service will still be temporarily suspended on two routes, Local Route 13 – Park Ave and The Link Shuttle. DART will continue to monitor ridership needs to determine how to adjust service to these, and the rest of our routes, throughout this summer. A full overview of the current services running on all DART routes is available here.

Fare collection and front door boarding

DART is implementing new safety measures which will allow us to have riders use the front doors to get on the bus, and pay fares using the farebox. These changes will go into effect on Wednesday, July 1 and you can learn more here.

Riders should continue to do the following:

  • Wear a mask on the bus and at DART Central Station
  • Remain six feet apart from others to the extent possible
  • Use hand sanitizer before and after you board the bus
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home if you feel sick and do not ride DART

DART is committed to safety and continues to: 

  • Clean and sanitize vehicles and facilities daily
  • Run extra buses on busier routes to accommodate social distancing
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