DART adds route to Amazon fulfillment center
The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority has changed several of its routes, including extending Local Route 17 to the Amazon fulfillment center in Bondurant. The agency, referred to as DART, also announced it was adjusting schedules to Local Route 4 and Express Route 98. The changes went into effect Sunday, according to a news release. As part of the changes, Local Route 17 will continue on Adventureland Drive to Northeast 72nd Street, where buses will turn onto Northeast 62nd Street and continue to the Amazon facility. Several stops are included along the route. Although a date for the center to open has not been announced, hiring began last month. DART also changed schedules for Local Route 4, with a bus leaving from the DART Central Station to Ankeny at 5:25 a.m. Previously the first bus leaving downtown to Ankeny was Route 9, which would board at 5:57 a.m. at Locust Avenue and Seventh Street. Schedule information can be found here.