MyDART Tools

From trip planning tools to mobile ticketing, DART is providing riders with more tools than ever before, making your experience on transit go as smoothly as possible.

Email Alerts

Get detours, service change info, news and promotions sent directly to your inbox. Select the routes you ride most often to receive detour info or changes before they go into effect. DART occasionally sends news and promotions to all riders, such as emails about Iowa State Fair service, free ride promotions and service changes affecting multiple routes. Sign up for DART Email Alerts here.

After you sign up to receive alerts, watch for an email in your inbox asking you to verify your email address. Once you verify, you'll be set to receive email updates. 



Buy your bus pass, plan trips and get next bus times - all on your smartphone. The MyDART app is the only tool you need for riding DART! The app is free to download and available on iOS (Apple) and Android devices.


Trip Planner

The MyDART Trip Planner™ is a trip planning tool for mobile and desktop devices. You’ll also find the trip planner in the MyDART app.

MyDART Trip Planner™ features include:

  • Trip Planner – Plan trips, from point A to point B, easily and accurately using addresses or landmarks.
  • Schedules – Find and review schedules by route or specific bus stop.
  • Next DART Bus – Search locations by address, bus stop or landmark to see when the next bus will be there, based on real-time bus location information.
  • Locations – Find bus stops near major points of interest, such as hospitals, schools and shopping centers.

Next DART Bus

Within the MyDART Trip Planner™, the Next DART Bus feature shows the real-time arrival of DART buses.



MyDART Text is an SMS service that informs riders when the bus is estimated to arrive at a bus stop, based on real-time bus location information. To receive estimated departure times text DART and the Stop ID # (Example: DART0000) to 515515.



MyDART Phone is an interactive voice response (IVR) service that informs riders when the bus is scheduled and estimated to arrive at a bus stop, based on real-time bus location information. Additional service information is also available. To receive estimated departure times call 515-283-8100 and select Option 1.


More information

For more information please call DART Customer Service at 515-283-8100 or email

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Trip Planner
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