Central Iowa Section Meeting – January Meeting

Electric Busses !

The Central Iowa Section has been invited to join the Engineers Club of Des Moines for a

presentation on the electric buses that have been in use in the Des Moines area. This

meeting was originally scheduled for last November.

This will be an in-person meeting. A catered meal will be available for purchase before the


Electric Buses – DART (Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority) introduced seven electric buses into service in January of 2021 as part of a pilot project to test how the zero emission buses perform in Greater Des Moines. DART is measuring a number of performance metrics to evaluate the new buses, including: range (miles traveled on a single charge), down time (amount of time a bus is not operational due to maintenance), cost of preventative maintenance as well as fuel cost and energy expense. DART’s Chief External Affairs Officer, Erin Hockman, and Maintenance Manager, Keith Welch, will provide an overview of the pilot project and what they’ve learned to-date.

Speakers –

Erin Hockman of Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority

Keith Welch of Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority

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Date: Thursday, 13 January, 2022


5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  

5:30 Networking

6:00 Dinner

6:45 to 8:30     Presentation & talk.

Please RSVP:

Click here to RSVP

If you do not want the meal, you may register any time before the meeting

Dinner Information:

An optional meal will be available. Dinner will be catered by HyVee and will feature Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Glazed Carrots, Fruit Salad, and Cherry Crisp for dessert. Wine, Cheese, and Crackers will be available before the meal. The cost of dinner will be $18 per person.

Please register by clicking the `Click here to RSVP’ buttonabove.  If you wish to purchase the optional meal, you must register before Tuesday noon and indicate that you will be dining with us.  The meal fee will be collected at the meeting. 

You can also send an email to John Armstrong, jarmstrong@ieee.org


953 73rd Street

Windsor Heights, Iowa

United States 50324-1031

View of building is parallel with 73rd Street.

Future and Other Meetings:

The February Section meeting is to be determined.