New Register reporter on the DART beat

Good morning, readers.

The Bus Blog is pleased to report that journalist, blogger and editor Daniel Finney of The Des Moines Register is now covering DART.

Finney’s primary role at the newspaper is a cops reporter, but like so many in that newsroom, he wears many different hats, and his rack now includes a DART cap. As a former colleague of his, I can tell you that he’s sharp, fair-minded and a talented writer, as the many readers of his popular blog “DM in the PM” know.

Check him out on Facebook, Twitter, and his DM in the PM blog for the Register.

Finney’s first story is an important one for DART. It’s on the DART Forward 2035 planning study and the potential it has to reshape public transit in Greater Des Moines. He was reporting on it this week and the piece should publish in the next week or so.

In other media news, your editor recorded an interview this morning with Adam Hammes, host of GREEN CITY on KFMG 99.1. We talked about DART, its service, its projects, new technology, and about how I use DART’s service personally. The interview airs at 9 a.m. Friday, April 15.