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Public invited to review BRT station locations, designs

Posted September 24, 2014 in Web Exclusives

What:             The public is invited to attend one of three public meetings to provide feedback on proposed station locations and designs for a Bus Rapid Transit line being planned in Des Moines.

Bus Rapid Transit, or BRT, can be described as rail-like service delivered with rubber-wheeled vehicles. Several features differentiate a BRT line from a regular local bus route, including faster travel, stations instead of stops and real-time departure signs.

The first BRT line would be developed on what is today Route 60 – University / Ingersoll, a two-way, bidirectional loop route that operates on University and Ingersoll avenues between 42nd Street and through downtown Des Moines on Grand Avenue/Locust Street and 6th Avenue/7th Street. Building the project is contingent on funding.

Meetings:    Each meeting will include a presentation on the proposed station locations and designs. The presentation will be followed by a group comment session, as well as time to talk with staff members individually.

Monday, September 29, 2014
Noon to 1 p.m.
– DART Central Station (Multimodal Room), 620 Cherry St., Des Moines
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Drake University (Olmsted Center, Room 313), 2507 University Ave., Des Moines
5 to 6 p.m. – Plymouth Church (Room 306), 4126 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines

Survey:       DART is conducting a survey on station locations and designs. The survey will be available at any of the public meetings or online at starting Monday, September 29. The survey can also be requested by phone at 515-283-8100.

Contact:      If you are unable to attend the meetings or would like to provide additional comments, please use the following
contact information:
Mail: DART, Attn: BRT, 620 Cherry St., Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-283-8100, Fax: 515-283-8135

Services:     Free language, visual, hearing services are available at meetings upon request. Transportation services are also available. For requests, please call DART at 515-283-8100 with as much advanced notice as possible.

The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority is the public transportation provider that serves Polk County. DART operates a family of transportation services that makes getting around the Greater Des Moines area easier and more convenient. For more information about DART services, schedules, route changes, or directions to the nearest DART stop, visit the website at or call 515-283-8100. The MyDART Trip Planner is now available at

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