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South St. Paul LOOP Bus Service Begins May 24, 2017

In response to the growing need to have affordable and convenient bus options for the city’s residents, DARTS worked with partners to design and launch a LOOP circulating bus service in South St. Paul. The South St. Paul LOOP runs Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  See schedule at

This transportation service offers stops on an hourly loop schedule and the flexibility to request a stop nearby.  The LOOP picks up riders at five senior housing facilities and take them to nearby grocery stores, neighbors, inc., pharmacy, restaurants, and the library.  This route intersects with the existing DARTS West St. Paul LOOP route, allowing residents from either community to travel the other community’s routes.  All LOOP buses are lift equipped and provide door-to-door service.  The service is supported via community contributions and riders pay a $2, ride-all-day fare.

Sheri O’Connell, a senior residing in the River Heights building, commented that “The LOOP is an antidote to our prayers.” First day riders included West St. Paul residents visiting their favorite South St. Paul haunts and South St. Paul residents shopping Robert Street.

Thank you to sponsors of the South St. Paul LOOP:  The Saint Paul Foundation, ProRx Pharmacy, Bolton & Menk, Jerry & Sandy Meyer, MidWestOne Bank, HealthEast and Southview Center. 


DARTS' Learning Buddies Featured in Pioneer Press

DARTS' Learning Buddies program was recently featured in the Pioneer Press. For over 20 years, Learning Buddies has connected older adults with students in grades K-5 to work together on class work, share experiences and learn from one another. 


To read the article in the Pioneer Press, CLICK HERE. To learn more about the program and how to become a Learning Buddies volunteer, CLICK HERE



July 22nd, 2016 - DARTS in the StarTribune

"Hastings seniors to get bus service in September"

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Scoring as a Volunteer

Amy Larson believes in “giving back” to the community. Whether it’s organizing 150 youth hockey players for a volunteer activity – or rallying her own family to assist a woman who lives alone, she tackles each task with a strong sense of pride and commitment. “I just think it’s important to be a part of the community and do what you can to improve it,” says Amy, who works as a client representative at Blue Cross-Blue Shield. “We get caught up in our own lives and don’t consider what we can do for someone else. Two hours of my time might mean a great deal to another individual.” Read more »