Unlimited Access Program

How DART Unlimited Access works

As an Unlimited Access partner, an employer contracts with DART to offer their employees free use of all Local, Express and On Call fixed route bus services. Employees ride free by simply showing an employee ID to the bus operator upon boarding.

Unlimited Access partnerships can be scaled to meet the needs of employers of all sizes as the cost of the program varies based on the number of employees served and proximity to DART service. DART can provide customizable marketing materials to promote the service to employees as well as on-site, how-to-ride training opportunities.


Benefits of transit access

Reducing barriers to transportation can help employers stand out when recruiting and retaining skilled workers. And the premium benefit of Unlimited Access extends beyond the workplace to essential destinations that support employees' overall quality of life, offering access to health care, retail, recreation, education opportunities and more.

  • Recruitment and retention: The Unlimited Access program is a great tool for recruiting talent who experience barriers to transportation, and are part of the growing number of young professionals who don't own a personal vehicle or who are relocating from metropolitan areas where public transportation was a necessary means of travel.
  • Expanded benefits package: Transit benefits are affordable for employers and help employees save money, reduce stress and use their commute more productively.
  • Sustainability: Using public transit is one of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit road congestion. The Unlimited Access program can help advance workplace green initiatives by demonstrating an organization is being environmentally friendly.


Learn more

Contact DART to learn more about participating in the Unlimited Access program.

Matthew Harris, Business & Community Partnerships Manager


DART Unlimited Access Partners

The following businesses and organizations have made public transportation a priority by providing Unlimited Access to all DART fixed route services at no cost to their employees.

  • City of Des Moines
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Davis Brown Law Firm
  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Des Moines Public Schools
  • Des Moines Street Collective
  • Des Moines University
  • Drake University
  • EMC Insurance
  • Grand View University
  • Greater Des Moines Partnership
  • Hy-Vee Commissary
  • Nationwide
  • Polk County
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Ruan Transportation
  • UnityPoint Health
  • Voya Financial 
  • Wellmark
  • The Wittern Group

Employees interested in learning more about their DART Unlimited Access benefits are encouraged to contact their Human Resources department.


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