DART offers free rides to COVID vaccine appointments

Posted on March, 24 2021

Don’t miss your shot. Starting Monday, March 8, 2021, DART is offering free rides to COVID vaccine appointments. Free rides are available on all Local and Express Routes and On Call services. Existing DART Paratransit riders can schedule a free ride to and from their vaccine appointment by calling 515-283-8136. Paratransit rides must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Must be pre-qualified to use Paratransit services.

Riders may need to show proof of their vaccine appointment

Plan your trip

Riders can plan their trip to vaccine appointments by using the MyDART Trip Planner available in the MyDART app or on DART's website. A list of vaccine locations near bus stops in Polk County can be found here

Face masks required

Face masks are required by federal mandate on public transit vehicles and at transit facilities, including while outdoors waiting for a bus. Masks should fit securely over the face and must be worn over the mouth and nose at all times. Disposable masks are available at the front of the bus for riders who do not have one.

Vaccine Resources

Polk County Health Department’s website

Iowa Department of Public Health

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Riders with questions about DART’s services are asked to contact DART Customer Service via email at dart@ridedart.com, by calling 515-283-8100 or in-person at DART Central Station.

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