TOURNEY TRAFFIC: DART Ready For NCAA Fans

DART Bus

Wrestling fans will have an easy way to get around the Des Moines metro during the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.

The tournament begins Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena in downtown Des Moines. About 20,000 fans are expected to travel to Des Moines for the tourney and the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority wants to give them a simple way to navigate the metro.

DART is adding services March 21-23. A crosstown route from the hotels clustered around Jordan Creek Town Center and Valley West Mall in West Des Moines will run from 6:00 a.m. to midnight on those days. Buses will depart in both directions about every 10 minutes. People can park at Valley West Mall and Lutheran Church of Hope, then catch the bus to Wells Fargo Arena. It’s $1.75 a ride.

The D-Line downtown shuttle will also be available to get around downtown Des Moines from 6:30 a.m. to midnight on the tournament days. The shuttle is free.

For more information on the added service check out www.ridedart.com.


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