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  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 10:17 AM
    The 19 local governments that are members of the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority have approved a new governance structure for DART. The cities of Alleman and Des Moines, the final cities to vote, approved the pact Monday, setting up a new 19-member commission.

  • Monday, August 14, 2017 3:42 PM
    West Des Moines is taking the first step toward opening an interchange at Interstate Highway 80 and Ashworth Road. 

  • Monday, August 14, 2017 3:36 PM
    The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority has begun rolling out a system of “mobility hubs” that provide both bus service and rental bikes. The move is part of DART’s long-range plans.

  • Monday, August 14, 2017 11:12 AM
    At least a fifth of the traffic on Interstate 80 in Iowa will be highly automated by 2040, a new Iowa Department of Transportation study predicts, and planners need to take into account the changes when preparing for the future.

  • Monday, August 14, 2017 11:09 AM
    The Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s executive committee delayed action on director Todd Ashby’s contract when some members questioned a proposed six-month severance package, which would be his first at MPO, The Des Moines Register reported. 

  • Friday, August 11, 2017 4:05 PM
    A former Bankers Trust Co. teller who handled commercial deposits has been sentenced to five months in federal prison for embezzling $69,996, nearly half of it from Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority deposits, according to a release from the office of U.S. Attorney Kevin VanderSchel. 

    Thursday, August 10, 2017 3:23 PM
    Passenger traffic at the Des Moines International Airport in July was 2.3 percent above the same month last year.

  • Tuesday, August 08, 2017 3:17 PM
    The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority reports that 15 of its member communities have agreed to expansion of the DART commission to give suburbs more say in the agency’s operations.

  • Monday, August 07, 2017 10:47 AM
    The Iowa Department of Transportation plans to accept comments on its plans for road projects backed by Federal Highway Administration funding from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at DOT headquarters in Ames.

    Monday, July 31, 2017 3:41 PM
    Connect Downtown, in an effort to make it easier to move around downtown Des Moines, whether on foot, astride a bicycle or behind a steering wheel, will focus on changes designed to meet those goals at an Aug. 7 event.

    Friday, July 28, 2017 2:32 PM
    Community leaders who packed the downstairs meeting room at the Greater Des Moines Partnership Thursday informally narrowed the list of financing options for DART, the local transit and mobility agency.

  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017 2:11 PM
    The Iowa Supreme Court gave new life to two legal challenges of speeding tickets issued by the automated traffic cameras on Interstate 380 in Cedar Rapids. 

    Monday, July 17, 2017 1:59 PM
    I have often maintained that drivers in California and other places with high traffic operate their vehicles in a far more sane manner than Iowans. Here, people think they have room to try all kinds of risky maneuvers to save a few seconds on a commute that is sure to be short anyway. 

  • Thursday, July 13, 2017 3:06 PM
    North Liberty-based Heartland Express Inc. announced it will purchase Interstate Distributors Co., with a transaction enterprise value equaling $113 million, $23 million of which will come in the form of assumed debt. 

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 10:45 AM
    June passenger traffic at Des Moines International Airport was 5.9 percent higher than the same month last year, continuing steady growth that is above the goal to support construction of a new terminal. 

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