TRAVEL DEMAND MANAGEMENT
ICM is more than just road construction - it’s also about providing area commuters with information on their transportation options to shift demand toward more underutilized modes. Commuters to the Des Moines metro area have several transportation alternatives. These include public transportation (DART and HIRTA), vanpool, ridesharing, alternative work hours, and telecommuting (if permitted by your employer). By selecting an alternative commute, even just one day per week, you’re making a small change that can lead to a big impact on Des Moines.
Public transportation is a great way to move around the metro. There are several options for using public transportation and the benefits include reducing congestion on the roadways, but also reduces emissions and saves money for both travelers and investments in the transportation system.
The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) is the largest public transit agency in Iowa. DART provides resources for those who vanpool, walk, or bike. These services connect thousands of people every day to jobs, school, medical appointments, entertainment and more. Free WiFi available on every route gives riders freedom to browse, stream, and work during their commute.
DART serves Altoona, Ankeny, Bondurant, Clive, Des Moines, Grimes, Johnston, Pleasant Hill, Polk County, Urbandale, West Des Moines and Windsor Heights.
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Rural counties can still use public transportation to move around! HIRTA provides public transit services in the counties of Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Story and Warren. 100% of the HIRTA vehicle fleet is ADA-accessible. HIRTA’s services allow riders to schedule trips and pricing is based on in-town, in-county or further.
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Des Moines BCycle provides bike share services to the Des Moines metro area. Bike sharing is a convenient, easy-to use solution for eco-friendly transportation. With more than 200 bikes across 20 stations, you can bike to and from many areas in the city.
Learn more about BCycle