This route is detouring off of 9th due to snowy road conditions as of 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14. To view this detour and all service delays click here.

Service operates between DART Central Station and Merle Hay Mall, including destinations at Veterans Hospital, Polk County River Place, Iowa Department of Transportation and Broadlawns Medical Center.

Connections: Local Routes 3 and 60 at University Avenue. Local Route 14 at Hickman and MLK Parkway, Douglas and Beaver, and at Merle Hay Mall. Crosstown Route 50 at Douglas and MLK Parkway, and at Merle Hay Mall. Express Route 91 at Merle Hay Mall. All Express Routes and the D-Line Shuttle on Grand Avenue and Locust Street in downtown Des Moines. All Local and Crosstown Routes at DART Central Station.

DART Central Station Platform: J

Guaranteed Ride Home: In case of an emergency, DART will guarantee a ride home to individuals riding Route 16 – Douglas Ave, extension to Lower Beaver Rd and Meredith Drbetween the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To qualify for a Guaranteed Ride Home, you must be a monthly bus pass holder, Unlimited Access participant or RideShare vanpooler. For full program details, click here.

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Weekday / Southbound-Inbound
Route 16 • Weekday / Southbound-Inbound • Effective 08/23/20

Merle Hay Mall Meredith Dr & 50th St Douglas & Lower Beaver Polk County River Place Broadlawns Hickman & 18th 9th St & University DART Central Station
AM 4:46 - - - - 4:54 - - - - - - - - 4:59 5:05 5:10
5:40 - - - - 5:48 - - - - - - - - 5:53 5:59 6:04
6:00 - - - - 6:08 - - - - - - - - 6:13 6:19 6:24
6:20 - - - - 6:28 6:31 - - - - 6:38 6:46 6:56
- - - - 6:50 6:56 - - - - - - - - 7:01 7:08 7:17
7:00 - - - - 7:08 7:11 - - - - 7:18 7:26 7:36
- - - - 7:20 7:26 - - - - - - - - 7:31 7:38 7:47
7:40 - - - - 7:48 7:51 7:58 7:59 8:06 8:12
8:00 - - - - 8:08 8:11 8:18 8:19 8:26 8:32
8:20 - - - - 8:28 8:31 8:38 8:39 8:46 8:52
8:40 - - - - 8:48 8:51 8:58 8:59 9:06 9:12
9:00 - - - - 9:08 9:11 9:19 9:20 9:27 9:33
9:20 - - - - 9:28 9:31 9:39 9:40 9:47 9:53
9:40 - - - - 9:48 9:51 9:59 10:00 10:07 10:13
10:00 - - - - 10:08 10:11 10:19 10:20 10:27 10:33
10:20 - - - - 10:28 10:31 10:39 10:40 10:47 10:53
10:40 - - - - 10:48 10:51 10:59 11:00 11:07 11:13
11:00 - - - - 11:08 11:11 11:19 11:20 11:27 11:33
11:20 - - - - 11:28 11:31 11:39 11:40 11:47 11:53
11:40 - - - - 11:48 11:51 11:59 12:00 12:07 12:13
PM 12:00 - - - - 12:08 12:11 12:19 12:20 12:27 12:33
12:20 - - - - 12:28 12:31 12:39 12:40 12:47 12:53
12:40 - - - - 12:48 12:51 12:59 1:00 1:07 1:13
1:00 - - - - 1:08 1:11 1:19 1:20 1:27 1:33
1:20 - - - - 1:28 1:31 1:39 1:40 1:47 1:53
1:40 - - - - 1:48 1:51 1:59 2:00 2:07 2:13
2:00 - - - - 2:09 2:12 2:20 2:21 2:28 2:34
2:20 - - - - 2:29 2:32 2:40 2:41 2:48 2:54
2:35 - - - - 2:44 2:47 2:55 2:56 3:03 3:09
3:00 - - - - 3:09 3:12 3:20 3:21 3:28 3:34
3:20 - - - - 3:29 3:32 3:40 3:41 3:48 3:54
3:40 - - - - 3:49 3:52 4:00 4:01 4:08 4:14
4:00 - - - - 4:09 4:12 4:20 4:21 4:28 4:34
4:20 - - - - 4:29 4:32 4:40 4:41 4:48 4:54
4:40 - - - - 4:49 4:52 5:00 5:01 5:08 5:14
5:00 - - - - 5:09 5:12 5:20 5:21 5:28 5:34
5:20 - - - - 5:29 - - - - 5:35 5:36 5:43 5:52
5:35 - - - - 5:43 - - - - - - - - 5:48 5:55 6:00
6:10 - - - - 6:18 - - - - - - - - 6:23 6:30 6:35
6:45 - - - - 6:53 - - - - - - - - 6:58 7:05 7:10
7:10 - - - - 7:17 - - - - - - - - 7:21 7:27 7:32
7:40 - - - - 7:47 - - - - - - - - 7:51 7:57 8:02
8:10 - - - - 8:17 - - - - - - - - 8:21 8:27 8:32
8:45 - - - - 8:52 - - - - - - - - 8:56 9:02 9:07
9:15 - - - - 9:22 - - - - - - - - 9:26 9:32 9:37
9:45 - - - - 9:52 - - - - - - - - 9:56 10:02 10:07
10:15 - - - - 10:22 - - - - - - - - 10:26 10:32 10:37
10:40 - - - - 10:46 - - - - - - - - 10:50 10:55 10:58
11:10 - - - - 11:16 - - - - - - - - 11:20 11:25 11:28
Weather, special events and traffic conditions may alter service.

Weekday / Northbound-Outbound
Route 16 • Weekday / Northbound-Outbound • Effective 08/23/20

DART Central Station 9th St & University Hickman & 18th Polk County River Place Douglas & Lower Beaver Meredith Dr & 50th Meredith & Hoover Schools Merle Hay Mall
AM 5:25 5:31 5:37 - - - - 5:44 - - - - - - - - 5:51
6:15 6:21 6:27 - - - - 6:34 - - - - - - - - 6:41
6:45 6:51 6:57 - - - - 7:04 - - - - - - - - 7:11
7:05 7:11 7:17 7:22 7:25 - - - - - - - - 7:31
7:25 7:31 7:37 7:42 7:45 - - - - - - - - 7:51
7:40 7:46 7:52 - - - - 7:58 - - - - 8:02/8:05 8:11
7:55 8:01 8:07 - - - - 8:13 - - - - 8:17/8:20 8:26
8:25 8:31 8:37 8:42 8:45 - - - - - - - - 8:51
8:45 8:51 8:57 9:02 9:05 - - - - - - - - 9:11
9:05 9:11 9:18 9:23 9:26 - - - - - - - - 9:32
9:25 9:31 9:38 9:43 9:46 - - - - - - - - 9:52
9:45 9:51 9:58 10:03 10:06 - - - - - - - - 10:12
10:05 10:11 10:18 10:23 10:26 - - - - - - - - 10:32
10:25 10:31 10:38 10:43 10:46 - - - - - - - - 10:52
10:45 10:51 10:58 11:03 11:06 - - - - - - - - 11:12
11:05 11:11 11:18 11:23 11:26 - - - - - - - - 11:32
11:25 11:31 11:38 11:43 11:46 - - - - - - - - 11:52
11:45 11:51 11:58 12:03 12:06 - - - - - - - - 12:12
PM 12:05 12:11 12:18 12:23 12:26 - - - - - - - - 12:32
12:25 12:31 12:38 12:43 12:46 - - - - - - - - 12:52
12:45 12:51 12:58 1:03 1:06 - - - - - - - - 1:12
1:05 1:11 1:18 1:23 1:26 - - - - - - - - 1:32
1:25 1:31 1:38 1:43 1:46 - - - - - - - - 1:52
1:45 1:51 1:58 2:03 2:06 - - - - - - - - 2:12
2:05 2:11 2:18 2:23 2:26 - - - - - - - - 2:32
2:25 2:31 2:38 2:43 2:46 - - - - - - - - 2:53
2:47 2:53 2:59 3:04 3:08 - - - - - - - - 3:15
3:05 3:11 3:17 3:22 3:26 - - - - - - - - 3:33
3:25 3:31 3:37 3:42 3:46 - - - - - - - - 3:53
3:45 3:51 3:57 4:02 4:06 - - - - - - - - 4:13
4:05 4:12 4:18 4:23 4:27 - - - - - - - - 4:34
4:25 4:32 4:38 - - - - 4:44 4:50 - - - - - - - -
4:45 4:52 4:58 5:03 5:07 - - - - - - - - 5:14
5:00 5:06 5:12 5:17 5:21 - - - - - - - - 5:28
5:25 5:31 5:37 5:42 5:46 - - - - - - - - 5:53
5:45 5:51 5:57 - - - - 6:02 - - - - - - - - 6:09
6:00 6:06 6:12 - - - - 6:17 - - - - - - - - 6:24
6:15 6:21 6:27 - - - - 6:32 - - - - - - - - 6:38
6:45 6:50 6:55 - - - - 7:00 - - - - - - - - 7:06
7:15 7:20 7:25 - - - - 7:30 - - - - - - - - 7:36
7:45 7:50 7:55 - - - - 8:00 - - - - - - - - 8:06
8:15 8:20 8:25 - - - - 8:30 - - - - - - - - 8:36
8:45 8:50 8:55 - - - - 9:00 - - - - - - - - 9:06
9:15 9:20 9:25 - - - - 9:30 - - - - - - - - 9:36
9:45 9:50 9:55 - - - - 10:00 - - - - - - - - 10:06
10:15 10:20 10:25 - - - - 10:30 - - - - - - - - 10:36
10:45 10:50 10:55 - - - - 11:00 - - - - - - - - 11:06
School days only. No service during school breaks and summer.
Weather, special events and traffic conditions may alter service.

Saturday / Southbound-Inbound
Route 16 • Saturday / Southbound-Inbound • Effective 02/23/20

Merle Hay Mall Douglas & Lower Beaver Hickman & 18th 9th St & University DART Central Station
AM 6:15 6:23 6:29 6:35 6:40
6:45 6:53 6:59 7:05 7:10
7:15 7:23 7:29 7:35 7:40
7:45 7:53 7:59 8:05 8:10
8:15 8:23 8:29 8:35 8:40
8:45 8:53 8:59 9:05 9:10
9:15 9:23 9:29 9:35 9:40
9:45 9:53 9:59 10:05 10:10
10:15 10:23 10:29 10:35 10:40
10:45 10:53 10:59 11:05 11:10
11:15 11:23 11:29 11:35 11:40
11:45 11:53 11:59 12:05 12:10
PM 12:15 12:23 12:29 12:35 12:40
12:45 12:53 12:59 1:05 1:10
1:15 1:23 1:29 1:35 1:40
1:45 1:53 1:59 2:05 2:10
2:15 2:24 2:31 2:38 2:43
2:45 2:54 3:01 3:08 3:13
3:15 3:24 3:31 3:38 3:43
3:45 3:54 4:01 4:08 4:13
4:15 4:24 4:31 4:38 4:43
4:45 4:54 5:01 5:07 5:12
5:15 5:24 5:29 5:35 5:40
5:45 5:54 5:59 6:05 6:10
6:15 6:24 6:29 6:35 6:40
6:45 6:54 6:59 7:05 7:10
7:15 7:24 7:29 7:35 7:40
7:45 7:54 7:59 8:05 8:10
8:15 8:24 8:29 8:35 8:40
8:45 8:54 8:59 9:05 9:10
9:15 9:24 9:29 9:35 9:40
Weather, special events and traffic conditions may alter service.

Saturday / Northbound-Outbound
Route 16 • Saturday / Northbound-Outbound • Effective 02/23/20

DART Central Station 9th St & University Hickman & 18th Douglas & Lower Beaver Merle Hay Mall
AM 6:45 6:51 6:57 7:02 7:08
7:15 7:21 7:27 7:32 7:38
7:45 7:51 7:57 8:02 8:08
8:15 8:22 8:28 8:34 8:40
8:45 8:52 8:58 9:04 9:10
9:15 9:22 9:28 9:34 9:40
9:45 9:52 9:58 10:04 10:11
10:15 10:21 10:27 10:33 10:40
10:45 10:51 10:57 11:03 11:10
11:15 11:21 11:27 11:33 11:40
11:45 11:51 11:57 12:03 12:10
PM 12:15 12:21 12:27 12:33 12:40
12:45 12:51 12:57 1:03 1:10
1:15 1:21 1:27 1:33 1:40
1:45 1:51 1:57 2:03 2:10
2:15 2:21 2:27 2:33 2:40
2:45 2:51 2:57 3:03 3:10
3:15 3:21 3:27 3:33 3:40
3:45 3:51 3:57 4:03 4:10
4:15 4:21 4:27 4:33 4:40
4:45 4:51 4:57 5:03 5:10
5:15 5:21 5:27 5:33 5:40
5:45 5:51 5:57 6:03 6:09
6:15 6:21 6:27 6:33 6:39
6:45 6:51 6:57 7:03 7:09
7:15 7:21 7:27 7:33 7:39
7:45 7:51 7:57 8:03 8:09
8:15 8:21 8:27 8:33 8:39
8:45 8:51 8:57 9:03 9:09
9:15 9:20 9:25 9:31 9:37
9:45 9:50 9:55 10:01 10:07
Weather, special events and traffic conditions may alter service.

Sunday / Southbound-Inbound
Route 16 • Sunday / Southbound-Inbound • Effective 02/23/20

Merle Hay Mall Douglas & Lower Beaver Hickman & 18th 9th St & University DART Central Station
AM 7:13 7:21 7:27 7:33 7:38
8:13 8:21 8:27 8:33 8:38
9:13 9:21 9:27 9:33 9:38
10:13 10:21 10:27 10:33 10:38
11:13 11:21 11:27 11:33 11:38
PM 12:13 12:21 12:27 12:33 12:38
1:13 1:21 1:27 1:33 1:38
2:13 2:21 2:27 2:33 2:38
3:13 3:21 3:27 3:33 3:38
4:13 4:21 4:27 4:33 4:38
5:13 5:21 5:27 5:33 5:38
6:13 6:21 6:27 6:33 6:40
Weather, special events and traffic conditions may alter service.

Sunday / Northbound-Outbound
Route 16 • Sunday / Northbound-Outbound • Effective 02/23/20

DART Central Station 9th St & University Hickman & 18th Douglas & Lower Beaver Merle Hay Mall
AM 7:45 7:50 7:56 8:02 8:08
8:45 8:50 8:56 9:02 9:08
9:45 9:50 9:56 10:02 10:08
10:45 10:50 10:56 11:02 11:08
11:45 11:50 11:56 12:02 12:08
PM 12:45 12:50 12:56 1:02 1:08
1:45 1:50 1:56 2:02 2:08
2:45 2:50 2:56 3:02 3:08
3:45 3:50 3:56 4:02 4:08
4:45 4:50 4:56 5:02 5:08
5:45 5:50 5:56 6:02 6:08
Weather, special events and traffic conditions may alter service.

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