Local Transportation

You can get anywhere in Fort Dodge within 15-20 minutes!

Fort Dodge is situated on US Highway 20 and US Highway 169.  Within 35 miles, you can access Interstate 35 by US Highway 20, which is a four lane highway going east to west.  You can also access Interstate 80 traversing east and west within 70 miles - all four lane access. (There is a short distance east of Sioux City and west of Early that is not 4 lanes) Once in Fort Dodge you can get anywhere in our community within 15-20 minutes.

As a regional hub, Fort Dodge Regional Airport conveniently services the region by offering commercial flights daily by Air Choice One to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Chicago O'Hare International Airport.  The Fort Dodge Regional Airport provides free parking and short check-in and security lines.  Once arriving in the international airports you will have access to non-stop flights to many cities via carriers such as American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta, United, US Airways, Frontier, Southwest, Air Canada and Cape Air.

The Dodger Area Rapid Transit System (DART) is the bus system with a fleet of 21 accessible buses. DART runs seven fixed routes week-days to all corners of the city from 7 am till 6 pm. All routes run every half hour from 7 – 8:30 and 2:30 – 4:30 with alternating routes in the middle of the day and 4:30 – 6 pm. There is no fixed route service on week-ends.

DART fares vary by the service. The fixed route price is $1.50 for adults, $1.25 for students and senior citizens can fill out a form and received a senior fare card. Call the day before your trip or earlier to schedule your ride.  Same day rides will have an additional charge of $1.00. Monthly Passes Sold Too! DART provides approximately 232,000 rides per year and travels an average of 321,404 miles.

DAYS / HOURS OF OPERATION

  • Monday - Friday (except holidays)
  • 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

PEAK HOUR SERVICE
All buses run every half hour during these time periods:

  • 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For Local Transit Service - Call 515-573-8145

For Other Transit Service - Call 1-800-BUS-RIDE

 

Rental Cars

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 3 North 27th Street, 515 573-3000

Hertz, Fort Dodge Regional Airport, 1639 Nelson Avenue, Suite 5, 515 955-2587

 

Taxi Services

First Call Taxi and Courier Service, 515 302-9911