planning study and bus gps are ok’d by commission


A couple of long-awaited votes out of this afternoon’s meeting of the DART Commissioners:

— Adding GPS technology to DART’s fleet of buses is a go. Approved unanimously. Watch (and wait patiently, please) for real-time bus information fed right to your cell phones by 2012.

— A big rethink of Greater Des Moines public transit is on. Approved unanimously. Keep an ear out for your chance to say what you think this fair city needs in a transit system in the coming decade. Study will kick off this fall.

As for Grimes’ request to withdraw from DART, the Commission delayed a vote on whether to approve the request until after General Manager Brad Miller and Ankeny Mayor and DART Commissioner Steve Van Oort visit the Grimes City Council later this month.

For more details on any of the above, check out yesterday’s post by clicking here.

For still more details on all of the above, plus other material, a full agenda for the meeting is available by clicking here.