Park & Ride to Music and Fireworks

The hours of DART's FREE-to-ride D-Line will be extended to approx.11 p.m. on Monday, July 3, 2023, to take you to the Des Moines Symphony’s Yankee Doodle Pops concert.

D-Line Downtown Shuttle

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. Park anywhere near the route and ride FREE the rest of the way. The D-Line arrives at stops approximately every 15 minutes.

Click the image below to view the route map. D-Line buses will drop off/pick up passengers on E. 6th Street between E. Walnut and E. Locust Streets near the Capitol lawn. 

map of d-line on July 3 detour

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I bring on the bus? 
Lawn chairs, strollers, blankets and coolers are allowed on the bus. 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 after 9 p.m. and available on most downtown streets. Several free and paid parking garages are also located along the D-Line route. Click here to view a map of downtown parking locations.

Where will the bus drop off and pick up near the concert? 
The bus will drop off on East 6th 
Street right in front of the Capitol. The bus will pick up passengers at the same location and take them back to their vehicles.   

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 15-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.
  • For Yankee Doodle Pops, the D-Line driver will drop you off on East 6th Street, near the concert. If you are getting off at a different stop, please 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. 

DART Customer Service

For questions or additional information, please contact DART Customer Service at 515-283-8100 or

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