The City of Johnston worked with the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) to extend Route 5 service along Merle Hay Road and into the adjacent neighborhoods. This extended service began on October 2, 2017, and was recently evaluated after receiving your input.
We appreciate all the input we did receive, and we want you to know that your voice has been heard. Starting in February 2018, DART will no longer be pulling into City Hall and buses will no longer be going down Morningside Drive. Service will instead continue north on Merle Hay Road then turn west on NW 70th Avenue to Northglenn Drive.
In addition to the changes listed above, DART will be adding one or more trips during the afternoon peak/rush hour to meet the requests for more afternoon trips. DART staff is working on the exact schedule, but the bus will run approximately every 30-40 minutes during the peak and 40-60 minutes during the mid-day.
If you have any additional questions regarding the change in service, please contact Janet Wilwerding at 515-727-7781 or firstname.lastname@example.org.