NILES DIAL A RIDE TRANSPORTATION
Deviated Fixed Route Service
Niles Dial-A-Ride Transportation allows riders to request a
pick-up or drop-off at locations up to ½ mile away from the Route 2
bus stops within the specified service areas. Reservations can be
made by calling 269.684.5150 at least one-hour before you want to be
picked up. Requests for a special pick-up or drop-off are
taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Riders also can request
a drop-off within the specified area by asking the bus driver.
However, only a limited number of off-route stops can be made on any
The passenger fare for boarding at a designated bus stop will not
change. All riders will pay an additional $0.50 for a deviation
from the route. For example, if a rider scheduled a pick-up at his
or her home on South 13th Street (within the deviated fixed route
service area) and was dropped off at a designated bus stop for the
Route 2 bus, the fare would be $2.50 (or $1.50 for riders who are
elderly and/or have a disability). This fare is $0.50 less
expensive than a demand response trip and still provides the
passenger with a curb-to-curb service.
Route 2 bus travels between
the DART main office on 2nd Street to points along South 11th
Street/M-51, but also connects passengers to the South Bend Transpo
stop at Auten Rd. and 933. The route stops at many of the
major business destinations along the way, including Harding's, Wal-Mart, Big Lots and Martin's. The route also stops at
the Niles Library and several of the area's apartment and senior
living facilities. The
bus leaves the main office on the hour during their
hours of service. Look for the red and white bus stop signs to
catch the bus en route. The route bus may deviate upon request
to access destinations along the route that are not officially
designated stops. Riders wishing to use this service must call
in advance. For more information, contact the DART office.
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Hours of Operation
Route 2 operates Monday through
Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Fixed Route rides are $2.00 ($1.00
reduced fare*). Children age 3 -11 may ride
for half fare. Children 2
and under ride free.
Payments must be made in
exact change at the time of the ride using cash, a DART punch
ticket, or a DART token.
*Reduced fare applies to those enrolled in the
Fare Card Program.
Due to safety and other operational consideration (e.g.,
narrow streets, crowded parking lots, cul-de-sacs, etc.),
curb-to-curb service may not be possible for every deviation.
Drivers will bring riders as close to the door as possible; however,
in some cases, passengers may need to board or exit as much as a
block away from the location requested.