Public Transportation

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Bus Service

Operated by Dart, there are two bus service transportation options.

Express Route 98

Express route 98 operates between DMACC campus in Ankeny and downtown Des Moines.

For scheduling, please visit the Express Route 98 page on Dart's web site.

Ankeny On-Call

Service operates within the city of Ankeny. The shuttle will take you from a location close to your home or workplace to the nearest transit stop or other destinations within the service area.

The shuttle operates during the following times:

Tuesdays Wednesdays Fridays
9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

To make your reservation call DART On Call at 515-283-8136 up to seven days in advance.

Please be ready to provide DART with the following information:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Date of travel
  • Departure location
  • Destination location
  • Desired arrival time

If you leave a message requesting an On Call trip, a DART On Call representative will return your call as soon as possible. Service is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ankeny Regional Airport

The Ankeny Regional Airport is located at 3700 SE Convenience Blvd., accessible off I-35 exit 90.

ARA encompasses approximately 528 acres and sports crosswind runways and an ILS FBO, Exec 1 Aviation.

Taxi Service

Freedom Taxicab offers cab service to and around the Des Moines Metropolitan area. Call 515-289-9800 or visit for more information.