Your Student ID is Your Ticket to Ride DART

Beginning in the Fall of 2018, the way DMPS secondary students access Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) bus transportation will change.

Instead of showing a student ID to the driver, students will scan a QR code embedded on their student ID when boarding the bus. The new student IDs will be available at the start of the 2018-19 school year. The QR code identifies the student by a number and shares no personal information with DART.

The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) announced additional changes over the summer of 2019. Unlimited Access to DART transportation now begins at 4:30 PM. Students can ride the bus earlier in the day for 1/2 fare. Those assigned by the district to a DART bus for transportation to and from school ride free before 4:30 PM on their assigned route.

DART recommends students arrive at a bus stop five minutes early and consider downloading the MyDART app to plan the best bus route to a destination and track buses in real time.

To hear more about DMPS/DART partnership and see how the new ID will scan at a farebox, watch the video or view the slideshow below.

DART Changes Farebox Procedure