dart buses used for president’s visit

Good afternoon, riders.

The Secret Service this week called upon DART  to provide buses for President Barack Obama’s visit to Des Moines.

The buses were not for the president to ride in, although he would have been welcome to. Several of them were purchased with federal stimulus money, after all.

No, the buses were used to help secure the sites of the president’s visit. The bus blog wanted photos of the buses in position, but a wise employee cautioned the photographer against snapping pictures of the Secret Service’s perimeter.

The bus blog takes enough satisfaction in just knowing DART acted promptly when called upon by the president’s protectors.