DMACC & DART Host 'Students Ride Free' Bus Tour to Highlight New Agreement

Posted 8/26/2019

​​DMACC and DART officials to visit all DMACC locations to promote new student benefit.

WHO: DMACC students and staff will take a unique metro bus tour to celebrate a new, student benefit providing free, unlimited access to DART.​ 

WHERE: Opening remarks from DMACC President Rob Denson and DART CEO Elizabeth Presutti will take place outside the DMACC/DART bus next to Bldg.1 on the DMACC Urban Campus, however the public and media are invited to join the bus tour at any DMACC location throughout the day. (The media may also reserve seats on the bus tour.)

WHAT: A metro bus tour entitled “DMACC Students Ride Free” will highlight the new partnership between DART and DMACC that starts for the fall semester. The bus tour will visit every metro DMACC location to celebrate the announcement and raise awareness for the new benefit to students. 

WHY: The partnership is a new, important benefit for DMACC students. It provides free access to DART, not only to expand access to education, it ensures students have access to work, shopping, and enjoy all Greater Des Moines has to offer. It also offers an opportunity for DART to increase its ridership from across metro Des Moines and helps the environment by reducing the number of vehicles on the road within the metro.

WHEN: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. (six DMACC metro locations)

Bus Tour Itinerary:

  • 9:30 a.m. DMACC/DART Bus Tour
                   Opening Remarks
                   Urban Campus, Outside Bldg. 1
                   1100 7th Street, Des Moines
    10:10 a.m. Depart
  • 10:15 a.m. Arrive Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families
                   1171 South 7th Street, Des Moines
    10:30 a.m. Depart
  • 10:45 a.m. Arrive DMACC Capitol Center
                   1300 Des Moines Street, Des Moines
    11:10 a.m. Depart
  • 11:30 a.m. Arrive Southridge
                   1111 E. Army Post Road (Southridge Mall)
    11:45 a.m. Lunch (Southridge Rooms 20 A & C)
    12:30 p.m. Depart
  • 1:00 p.m. Arrive West Des Moines Campus
                  5959 Grand Avenue (West Des Moines)
    1:30 p.m. Depart
  • 2:00 p.m. Arrive Ankeny Campus
                   2006 S. Ankeny Blvd. (Ankeny)
                   -Stop #1 Outside Bldg. 5
                   -Stop #2 Outside Bldg. 1
    3:00 p.m. Depart
  • 3:15 p.m. Arrive Transportation Institute
                   2081 NE 54th Avenue
  • 3:30 p.m. Event Concludes 
                    Bus departs DMACC Transportation Institute and returns riders to DMACC Urban Campus​
Erin Hockman, DART, (O) 515-283-8132, (C) 515-499-3069
Todd Jones, DMACC, (O) 515-964-9242, (C) 515-238-8242​​

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