The Des Moines Regional Transit Authority is offering free rides to COVID-19 vaccine appointments. According to a news release, the service is available on all local, express and on-call routes. DART Bus Plus riders can reserve a free ride to and from their vaccine appointments using the agency’s paratransit services, too. Those rides must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance by calling 515-283-8136. Riders will need to provide proof of their vaccine appointment. Once a rider knows where they need to go for a vaccine, they can use the MyDART Trip Planner on DART’s website or through the free MyDART app to learn which services they can use to get to their appointment. DART officials said face masks are required by federal law on all public transit vehicles and in public transit facilities. Disposable masks are available at the front of the bus for riders who don’t have one.