More than 23 million rides are provided annually by Iowa's transit systems. Public transit service is provided in every county in Iowa. Iowa transit systems rely on state and federal transit assistance to make rides available and affordable for Iowans. Local support such as tax revenue, fares, and donations provide a large share of agencies' operating budgets.

DART seeks feedback on Bus Rapid Transit line

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority will hold three meetings on Sept. 29 to get the public's thoughts on proposed station locations and designs for a bus rapid transit line being planned in Des Moines. Bus rapid transit, or BRT, can be described as a rail-like service delivered with rubber-wheeled vehicles. The first BRT line would be developed on what is today Route 60 - University/Ingersoll, a loop route that operates on University and Ingersoll avenues between 42nd Street and through downtown Des Moines. The Sept. 29 meetings are: noon at DART Central Station (Multimodal Room), 620 Cherry St.; 2:30 p.m. at Drake University (Olmsted Center, Room 313), 2507 University Ave.; and 5 p.m. at Plymouth Church (Room 306), 4126 Ingersoll Ave.  A survey will also be available online beginning Sept. 29 online or may be requested by calling 515-283-8100.