• Thu October 11 2007
  • Posted Oct 11, 2007
(Sunday bus service to begin in Greater Des Moines on October 14, 2007) The largest expansion of new bus service in the Greater Des Moines region in more than 30 years will take place on Sunday, October 14, 2007 as the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) begins its Sunday bus service. DART will provide Sunday Service on seven (7) regular routes from approximately 7:45 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. DART’s West Des Moines On Call and Bus Plus paratransit services will also be available during those times on Sundays beginning October 14. All passengers will ride for free on Sundays during the month of October. “The Sunday Service expansion is one of the first major service enhancements resulting from the regional transit initiative that created DART,” said DART Commission chair, Christine Hensley. “We’re very pleased to be providing service seven days week and will continue our efforts to further expand and improve our services to better meet the mobility needs of our residents.”
DART will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony, to celebrate the beginning of Sunday bus service, on Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at Merle Hay Mall (east entrance). Opening remarks will be made by DART general manager Brad Miller, followed by brief comments from DART Commission vice chair Skip Conkling and Michael Barber president, National Federation of the Blind of Iowa. For more information about the new Sunday Service, or for assistance in planning your trip, simply call and talk with a DART representative at 515-283-8100, Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday - Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tell us where you want to go and we will map your trip for you right over the phone, including routes, times and stop locations. Schedules and additional information about DART services are also available on our website at The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART), is the public transportation provider that serves Polk County. DART operates a family of transportation services that makes getting around the Greater Des Moines area easier and more convenient. For additional information, please contact: Brian M. Litchfield, Chief Development Officer - DART, at (515) 283-5007 or

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