in the news: grimes, a rose, and a photo shoot

Good morning, riders.

It’s time again to take note of the latest media coverage of DART, and the bus blog should start by introducing readers to journalist Kyle Oppenhuizen, who recently joined the staff of the Des Moines Business Record. His beat includes transportation and he has already written in great depth about DART. Click the headlines to read the pieces:

‘Downtown public transit could see transformation’ ties together three new projects — B-Cycle, the Transit Hub, and Chicago-to-Omaha passenger rail — that could create a “transportation campus” on the southern edge of downtown Des Moines.

‘Grimes decision represents big win for DART’ gives the background on the Grimes City Council’s recent decision to stick with DART by rescinding a notice a previous notice of withdrawal.

Speaking of Grimes, the opinion editors at the Sunday Des Moines Register gave a rose to the Grimes City Council for the vote to stay in DART.

Last but not least, the Shoot Your Commute event from this summer is getting attention in national trade magazine Passenger Transport in an article headlined “In Des Moines, a Photo Is Worth 1,000 Riders.”

The bus blog would like pause here to recognize the partners who helped Urban Ambassadors and DART pull off this photo shoot:

  • Drive Time Des Moines
  • Center on Sustainable Communities
  • Meredith Corporation
  • MODUS
  • Des Moines Bicycle Collective
  • Neighborhood and Natural Recreation Preservation Project
  • RDG Planning & Design