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DART to Offer Free Rides on Election Day

November 1, 2018

The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) will offer free rides on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Polls will be open in DART’s service area from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., but DART will offer free rides throughout its entire service day.

“We want to help ensure central Iowa residents who want to vote have a way to get there,” shares DART Chief External Affairs Officer, Amanda Wanke. “Thousands of people in central Iowa will be traveling to polling locations on Election Day. By offering free rides, we hope to make it easier for people to participate in our democracy.”  

Plan your trip

Riders can turn to their county auditor office to identify where their polling location is. Polk County information is available online here.

Once they know where they need to go to vote, riders are encouraged to use the MyDART Trip Planner available on DART’s website and through the free MyDART app to learn which transit services they could use to get to their polling location. This information is also available online using Google Maps.

DART to the Polls

Free rides will be offered throughout DART’s service day, which is from roughly 5 a.m. through approximately 11 p.m., on all Local, Express, Flex and On Call routes. Polls in Polk County are open between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Free rides will not offered through DART’s Paratransit service.

Riders can learn more about DART’s services, learn which routes operate near them, and plan trips by visiting DART’s website. Please direct questions related to DART’s service to DART Customer Service via email, or by calling 515-283-8100.

The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) is the public transportation provider in and around Polk County. DART operates a family of transportation services that connects thousands of people every day to jobs, school, medical appointments, entertainment and more. For more information about DART services, schedules, route changes, or directions to the nearest DART stop, visit the website at ridedart.com or call 515-283-8100.