DART needs a few good riders


DART just issued the following press release. Basically, we need a few dedicated riders who are willing to sit through a committee meeting every other month and tell us what we’re doing right, what we’re doing wrong and where we could do better.

There’s no pay, but the lunch is free.

Contact Information:

Gunnar Olson

Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority

Public Information Officer





Thursday, June 3

DART Seeks Riders for Advisory Committee

Local bus riders who’d like to advise the commissioners and staff of the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority are encouraged to apply to the Transit Riders Advisory Committee.

Applications are available online at www.ridedart.com. Riders can also request applications by emailing dart@ridedart.com. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 18.

There are currently three vacancies on the committee, including two at-large seats, meaning the committee members could live anywhere within the DART service area. The third open seat is for the DART Commission’s Region 6, which mirrors State Senate District 34 and includes Pleasant Hill, Carlisle and parts of Des Moines. However, DART encourages riders from any part of the region to apply, as these applications would be used to fill any future vacancies over the next year.

The committee meets downtown every other month. Meetings are typically held at 11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month.

The committee of volunteers was started in 2009 as a forum for riders to relay their needs and concerns directly to DART staff. The committee has 13 members who are appointed by the DART Commission members and General Manager Brad Miller.

The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority 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 more information about DART services, schedules, route changes, or directions to the nearest DART stop, visit our website at www.ridedart.com or call 515.283.8100.