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DART to hold public meeting on D-Line shuttle

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The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) will hold a public meeting Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in room 116 at the state Capitol to discuss a reduction in the D-Line downtown shuttle.

Starting next Monday, the route will no longer extend to the Iowa Capitol complex after the state withdrew funding. The shuttle will continue to operate on its east-west route on Grand Avenue and Locust Street between Western Gateway Park and the East Village, but will now turn around at East Sixth Street.

DART officials say the shuttle, which launched in 2008, has averaged 16,000 rides monthly and more than 200,000 annually.

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