The John Ruan Foundation has made a $100,000 donation to Des Moines Area Community College's Transportation Institute to purchase a new, advanced driving simulator. The new simulator, which offers all the instruments, look and feel of a real semi, will join another version currently being used in a classroom suite that will now be called the Ruan Transportation Virtual Driving Center. The simulators will be used in tandem with driver training in DMACC semis on the community college's 10-acre concourse, located at 2081 NE 54th Ave. The facility currently graduates 200 students a year and offers classes both during the day and at night. The Ruan donation is part of a major gifts campaign that started in 2015. To date, the DMACC Foundation has raised 91 percent of its goal of $50 million for new DMACC facilities and scholarships.