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The Dodger Area Rapid Transit System (DART) is the bus system housed in the city of Fort Dodge at 530 1st Ave South. DART is managed by the Mid-Iowa Development Association (MIDAS) Council of Governments on behalf of the City of Fort Dodge. DART has a fleet of 21 accessible buses that are all equipped with mobile data terminals that are used to transmit rider pick-up and drop-off schedules to drivers, record arrivals, departures, and payment times. They are also being equipped with on board cameras as new buses are added to the fleet.

DART runs seven fixed routes week-days to all corners of the city from 7 am till 6 pm. All routes run every half hour from7 – 8:30 and 2:30 – 4:30 with alternating routes in the middle of the day and 4:30 – 6 pm. There is no fixed route service on week-ends.

DART fares vary by the service. The fixed route price is $1.50 for adults, $1.25 for students and senior citizens can fill out a form and received a senior fare card. Call the day before your trip or earlier to schedule your ride.  Same day rides will have an additional charge of $1.00. Monthly Passes Sold Too! DART provides approximately 232,000 rides per year and travels an average of 321,404 miles.


  • Monday - Friday (except holidays)
  • 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

All buses run every half hour during these time periods:

  • 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For Local Transit Service - Call 515-573-8145

For Other Transit Service - Call 1-800-BUS-RIDE