DART Routes

For information on Transit or to schedule a ride contact dispatch at 515-573-8145

For assistance with hearing disabilities, please call Relay Iowa by dialing 7-1-1 or 800-735-2943 (voice) or 800-264-7190 (voice- spanish)

All transit services are open to the general public, including persons with disabilities.

Dodger Area Rapid Transit (DART)  
There are six fixed routes that operate within the corporate limits of Fort Dodge that serve most of the City. All routes meet at the central transfer point on the half hour. The central transfer point is located in downtown Fort Dodge at Central Avenue and Ninth Street, where each bus leaves and arrives to/from.  Route service is available to everyone, open to the public and to those with disabilities. All DART buses are ADA accessible. Fixed routes times of operation are generally from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM however route hours of operation may vary. Fixed routes can be accessed by "flagging" a bus, along the route by waving both arms in the air in an exaggerated manner, signaling the driver that a person is requesting them to stop so that they are able to board the bus. Buses will not stop in high traffic areas in which could cause a safety concern, such as along 5th Avenue South or along 15th Street, where there is not sufficient area for a bus to pull to the side of the road. Please look for alternative places to flag a bus or call dispatch for suggestions.

DART Fixed Route Map

  • Iowa Central Community College Campus Shuttle: Operates during the school year from 7am-2pm, shuttling around ICCC campus at no cost. 
  • Work shuttle to Prestage: Operates Monday-Friday, picks up passengers beginning at 4:30am, stops include 530 1st Ave S, 311 1st Ave S, the corner of 12th St and Central Ave, the corner of 18th St & 2nd Ave S, the 300 block of S 29th (parking lot of Hobby Lobby/Hy-Vee) and the Lotus Community Project at 2980 170th St Vincent Iowa. This shuttle goes to Prestage located at 3183 Highway 17, Eagle Grove and arrives by 5:15am. Return pick up is 6:15pm from Prestage to return to each location listed. 

 DART Fare Structure

SEQ No Services Adult Student Senior
1.00 Fixed Route per ride $1.50 $1.00 $1.00
1.25 Monthly Fixed Route Pass (in town) $35.00 $25.00 $25.00
1.50 Prestage Route per ride $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
1.75 Monthly Prestage Route $38.00 $38.00 $38.00
2.00 Paratransit per ride $3.00 $3.00 $3.00