applications sought for riders advisory committee

Good afternoon, readers.

DART needs a few good — and vocal — riders. Particularly those living in Ankeny, Johnston, Grimes, Polk City, Altoona or Mitchellville.

The two-year terms of the original members to the Transit Riders Advisory Committee, or TRAC, are set to expire at year’s end. While six of the original members still on the board are seeking reappointment, three are not. DART solicited applications earlier this year, from which some of the vacancies may be filled.

However, none of the applicants was from DART District 1, which includes Altoona and Mitchellville. Neither were any of the applicants from DART District 7, which covers Ankeny, Johnston, Grimes and Polk City.

If you live in one of these areas and want a TRAC application, please send an email to or call 515-283-8100. Applications are due Friday, November 26.