The bus route along Merle Hay Road and into adjacent neighborhoods of Johnston was changed less than two months ago and city officials want to know whether additional improvements are needed.
City officials worked with the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) to extend Route 5 service beginning Oct. 2. The changes provide more frequent trips and a greater opportunity for residents and workers to use public transportation in and around Johnston and throughout the metro area.
A meeting was held Nov. 29 at City Hall to hear directly from residents and bus riders regarding the bus route changes. Local officials will be releasing their findings from this meeting prior to the end of 2017.
Officials are now studying whether continued improvements can be made to the route, with a target date of February 2018 for additional changes.