In accordance with federal law, all passengers, including students, who are medically able to do so must wear a face mask while riding the bus.   We also ask that customers cooperate with social distancing measures and not ride the bus if they feel ill.   DART is unable to transport riders who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or who are experiencing symptoms of the novel coronavirus until they have been symptom-free, per the CDC recommendations:   

The Niles DART office will remain closed to the public until further notice.  Appointments can be made to purchase bus tickets or tokens, or for the processing of reduced fare cards.  Riders who need to wait at DART for a scheduled ride or who are utilizing the deviated fixed route can wait outside near the benches.  Please contact the office at 269-684-5150, ext. 1 with any questions. 

We thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

Student Riders

Niles DART aspires to provide safe, secure, and efficient transportation for every passenger.  In order to further ensure the safety of our student passengers, we request that a parent or guardian of each of student rider complete the Student Rider Form and return the completed form to the DART Office prior to students riding on DART buses.  You may give the form to the bus driver the next time your child rides the bus, or you may return it directly to our office at 623 N. Second Street in Niles.  

Important Notes for Student Riders

  • Niles and Buchanan area students in grades K-12 are eligible for half fare.  This means that rides within the Niles city limits are $1.50 (down from $3), rides within the Buchanan city limits are $.75 (down from $1.50), and rides to, from, within the townships are $2.00 (down from $4).  Valid school ID is required for middle and high school students. 
  • Fares must be paid when the student boards the bus.  We accept cash (drivers cannot make change), checks, or tickets.  Punch card tickets are available from bus drivers or at the office for $10 each.   
  • Remember to call the office to cancel a scheduled ride that is no longer needed to avoid no-show fees.  This includes vacation and half-days, and days that your student is ill.  
  • DART is a shared ride service.  There may be other riders on the bus at the same time as your student.
Call the office with any questions!  269-684-5150 or 269-697-0600, ext. 1