Thanks to funding through a Principal® Foundation grant, DART is expanding weekend transit access for Johnston residents on its Local Route 5. This route travels between downtown Des Moines and the Johnston Public Library, with stops at popular locations in Des Moines, Johnston and Urbandale, including the Johnston Town Center, Merle Hay Mall and Drake University.
This pilot of expanded service is responsive to rider feedback requesting more weekend service and is one of several transportation solutions DART identified in its long-range planning effort, completed earlier this year.
Local Route 5 service details
After weekend service begins on Local Route 5 on Sunday, Nov. 13, the route will have roughly hourly service during the following hours:
- Saturdays: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Sundays: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
This change will not impact weekday service schedules or service frequencies for Local Route 5. Schedules for the route are available now at ridedart.com/November.
DART will host a virtual meeting for residents to learn more about this change on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. Residents can find login information by clicking here.
Residents with questions about DART’s services, including route schedules and information on how to ride DART, should