It’s Official: State Cuts D-Line Funding

Good morning, readers.

Governor Terry Branstad yesterday signed HF45, which among other things eliminates the state’s funding of the D-Line Downtown Shuttle.

The downtown shuttle isn’t going away. The remaining partners in the public private partnership — Operation Downtown and DART — are committed to seeing its operation continue.

However, the route will be shortened on the east end, effective Monday, March 14. The shuttle will continue to operate on its east-west route on Grand Avenue and Locust Street between the Western Gateway and the East Village, but it will no longer travel up and down the hill to and from the Capitol. It will instead turn around on East Sixth.

A public hearing on the change has been scheduled:

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday, March 10

Iowa Capitol Building, Room 116