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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Changes Coming to HIRTA Public Transit in Dallas County

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Effective April 1, 2019, HIRTA Public Transit in Dallas County will no longer be operated by HomeCare Services, Inc. of Dallas County. HIRTA Public Transit will provide their own transit services throughout Dallas County. HIRTA wants to assure everyone that public transit service will continue in Dallas County and will be provided with HIRTA vehicles.

Here are some details related to the change:

  • Starting March 18, 2019, to schedule trips needed on or after April 1, call HIRTA at 1-877-686-0029 or email your request. All requests will receive confirmations.
  • HIRTA now has a scheduling app, online payment option and a notification system.
  • Payment for trips will be due at the time of service or by using the online payment option. Drivers accept cash or checks.
  • HIRTA supports the local economy. It is hiring local drivers and creating partnerships to keep local dollars in the communities it serves as often as possible.

The fares will change when HIRTA begins providing services directly. The Regionwide FARE structure is $2 per trip within Waukee. Trips within Dallas County are $4, and a round-trip from Waukee to Des Moines is $10. HIRTA services are open to anyone for any reason. All vehicles are accessible and door-to-door services are provided for anyone. 

HIRTA encourages people to sign up for its RSS feed online and to follow the organization on Facebook and Twitter. Announcements, updates, inclement weather closings or restrictions, and other information is posted through those channels.

HIRTA staff is working with HomeCare Services Inc, of Dallas County staff to make this a seamless transition. We are excited to serve those who currently ride HIRTA and also hope to open the door to those who are new to the Public Transit experience. 

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