DART to Operate Reduced Service Level on Weekdays Beginning Thursday, January 13

Due to staffing shortages DART will operate a temporary reduced service schedule effective Thursday,  January 13, 2022 until further notice. Routes 5, 6, 8, 18, 20, 31, 35, 43, 52, 53, 63 and 301 will experience a slight reduction in trips during weekdays. DART’s regularly scheduled weekend service will operate normal service levels. For specifics, please visit www.DartFirstState.com.

Statewide Paratransit services will continue to operate normal hours, as will the Reservations call center.  The mask mandate for all riders and operators remains in effect. DART continues with daily cleaning of all buses, including wiping down buses at transit centers, thorough bus cleaning at night and making hand sanitizer available on all buses. Bus capacity has been restricted to no standees.

Updated route schedule pdfs are available on https://dartfirststate.com/RiderInfo/Routes/. Please download the free DART Transit app. to access updated alerts and real-time bus information.

The safety and well-being of our customers and employees is our top priority. We know the importance of connecting people to their destinations, safely, and efficiently. We will continue to monitor the pandemic through Delaware’s Division of Public Health and the CDC to ensure that we have the most up-to-date information to guide our operations.

If you are feeling sick, please do not visit public facilities and avoid public transportation. For more
information on the state’s response to the Coronavirus, visit de.gov/coronavirus.

The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), operates DART First State. For more information, please visit www.DartFirstState.com or call 1-800-652-DART. Real-Time Bus Information and DART Pass, the mobile fare payment option, are both available on the free DART Transit App (iOS and Android).

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DART’s Memorial Day Schedule 2021

Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021 – DART offers bus service in New Castle County on Routes 2, 4, 5, 6, 13, 15, 33 and 40, using a Sunday schedule and Route 47 will operate on a Saturday schedule, with Paratransit operating complimentary ADA-only service.

In Sussex County, the Beach Bus service and Route 305 will operate on Memorial Day, with Paratransit
operating complimentary ADA-only service. All other DART services, fixed route and paratransit, will not operate.

With the free DART Transit app, riders can plan their trip, view bus stops, get real-time bus information, and see where the bus is along its route.

SEPTA’s Wilmington/Newark Line will operate its weekend schedule on Memorial Day; see Schedule here.

The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), operates DART First State.  For more information, please visit www.DartFirstState.com or call 1-800-652-DART. Real-Time Bus Information and DART Pass, the mobile fare payment option, are both available on the free DART Transit App (iOS and Android).

Ride DART’s Beach Bus for High Tides and Good Vibes starting Monday, May 24

Warm weather and sunny skies can only mean one thing; it’s beach season, and with that
comes the start of DART’s Beach Bus! As we get ready to roll out the 2021 summer season,
DART’s daily Beach Bus service will be on the road ready to provide a convenient, safe and
clean ride to visitors and residents. The routes serve Rehoboth Beach and the Boardwalk,
Lewes, Long Neck, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, South Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island,
Ocean City, MD, Millsboro and Georgetown. On Monday, May 24, buses will start running
frequently from early morning to late night, 7 days a week, until September 12. All buses are
cleaned daily and hand sanitizer is available onboard the bus for riders. Masks are still
required to be worn while riding public transit. In addition, buses are ADA accessible and
equipped with bike racks.

John Sisson, DTC’s Chief Executive Officer, stated “With some of the restrictions lifted and
people flocking to the beach, we’re excited to offer a safe and convenient option to get
around the beach area, to the boardwalk, shopping, work and destinations late night. Our
team is committed to providing transportation that gets riders to their destinations safely and
aboard clean buses. In addition to nightly cleanings, we’re continuing mid-day bus cleanings
at both the Rehoboth and Lewes Park & Rides.”

“The return of our beach bus service is welcome news for anyone traveling in eastern Sussex
County and is a great alternative to avoid traffic delays during the busy summer season,” said
Secretary of Transportation Nicole Majeski.

Visitors and residents are encouraged to use one of DART’s Park & Ride lots. The Lewes
Park & Ride is located at 17616 Coastal Highway, just south of Five Points. The Rehoboth
Park & Ride is located off DE 1 at 20055 Shuttle Road, just north of the entrance to
Rehoboth Avenue. The parking is free at both lots, and the bus fare is paid upon boarding.
The one-way cash fare is $2 or ride all day with a Daily Pass for $4. Students pay $1 (cash
only) and there’s also a 20-Ride Ticket for $26. Frequent riders may choose to purchase a
7-Consecutive Day Pass for $16 or a 30-Consecutive Day Pass for $60.

DART’s Beach Connection, Route 305, starts on Saturday, May 29, providing a relaxing and
stress-free ride from Wilmington to Rehoboth Beach on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
through September 6, with stops at the Wilmington Transit Center, Christiana Mall,
Odessa Park & Ride in Middletown, Scarborough Road Park & Ride in Dover, South
Frederica Park & Ride, the Lewes and Rehoboth Park & Rides. One-way cash fares are $6
from Wilmington, Christiana Mall and Odessa, and $4 from Dover and South Frederica.
Riders traveling from New Castle County are encouraged to buy a 3-Zone Daily Pass for
$10 and from Kent County a 2-Zone Daily Pass for $8. The Daily Passes can also be used on
all Beach Bus services, once at either of the Park & Rides. The Beach Connection is a
comfortable motor coach offering 45 seats, 2 wheelchair positions, along with under
coach storage compartments for beach gear and luggage.

With the free DART Transit app, riders can plan their trip, view bus stops, get real-time bus
information, and track the bus along its route. And, for faster boarding and convenience,
riders can pay their fare with DART Pass, our contactless mobile payment app.

DART’s Get A Job/Get A Ride program provides new employees, seasonal and year-round,
free transportation to/from work during their first month of a new job. The program is
open to all businesses within Delaware that are designated as a GaJ/GaR partner. For
more details and to register, visit DelawareCommuteSolutions.org/get-a-job-get-a-ride.

The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), operates DART First State. For more information, please visit www.DartFirstState.com or call 1-800-652-DART. Real-Time Bus Information and DART Pass, the mobile fare payment option, are both available on the free DART Transit App (iOS and Android).

Delaware Transit Corporation and Via launch first “Integrated Mobility Solution” in the US to transform rural transit access

The multi-phase launch integrates different modes into a single transit network

April 13, 2021 (Georgetown, Del.) — Yesterday, Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC), in partnership with Via, the leader in TransitTech, launched DART Connect, the state’s first on-demand microtransit service that will transform mobility in the rural communities of Georgetown and Millsboro in Sussex County, Delaware. DART Connect is a pilot project funded under the Federal Transit Administration’s Accelerating Innovative Mobility highly competitive grant program.

Customers can use the new DART Connect smartphone app or dial 1-800-652-DART, option 3 to request a ride, on-the-spot, anywhere within the service zones of Georgetown and Millsboro, or to travel between the two towns. On-demand microtransit uses smaller vehicles to provide shared rides within 15 minutes of a ride request. DART Connect replaces the Flex Routes 901 and 902 which served fixed destinations throughout Georgetown and Millsboro on an hourly schedule. On the first day of launch, ridership on DART Connect surpassed the average daily ridership of the previous 901 and 902 Flex routes.

Georgetown, designated as a Federal Opportunity Zone, and Millsboro are key employment and health services hubs with strong agricultural and manufacturing sectors. DART Connect increases service frequency and expands access to transit for thousands of residents, workers and visitors lacking access to a vehicle or who rely on bus service to travel to jobs, medical and social services throughout these communities.

“Our customers across the state have been requesting transit services in many hard to serve areas, and we are excited to launch this innovative approach to providing people the mobility they need,” stated John Sisson, Chief Executive Officer, Delaware Transit Corporation, which operates DART First State transit service. “The full-scale deployment of this service is expected to be a game changer for the transit industry, especially for those systems serving more rural and suburban areas.”

“We continue to look for opportunities to expand public transportation to underserved areas of the state and we hope this pilot program will serve as a model that we can implement in other areas of our state going forward,” said Nicole Majeski, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Transportation.

Governor John Carney added, “By introducing on-demand transit, we are taking the first step to ensure Georgetown and Millsboro residents and workers have access to an affordable option to safely reach jobs, appointments and other activities that many of us take for granted.”

“We’ve heard for years that connecting residents of our most rural and underserved parts of Sussex County to their jobs, doctor’s appointments, goods and services is a challenge that will take a major investment to overcome,” said Delaware’s Congressional Delegation of Senators Tom Carper, Chris Coons and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (all D-Del). “This past year has proven especially hard as we are trying to connect residents to health care, vaccines, and job opportunities. This is why we are proud to support this federal funding which will bridge the transportation gap that has hindered Sussex County residents for so long.”

“Nearly six percent of households in Sussex County lack access to a vehicle,” said Veronica Vanterpool, DTC’s Chief Innovation Officer and project manager for DART Connect. “It is important that transit agencies test new technologies and explore innovative service models to provide quality bus service for our customers, especially those with limited mobility options.”

Via’s innovative IMS technology will create a fully connected mobility network that transforms the way DTC provides transit service, particularly in rural, low-density communities, where service can be infrequent and ridership can be low. DART Connect, is technology-powered transit that will reduce barriers to transit access, such as the lack of first/last mile connectivity to transit and strengthen the employment sector in rural Sussex County. The results of this pilot project will serve as a blueprint for cities and transit agencies across the US to expand access to affordable, efficient and equitable transportation solutions.

“We are proud to partner with Delaware Transit Corporation to expand access to equitable, efficient and sustainable transportation for rural communities,” said Via CEO and co-founder Daniel Ramot. “This new service demonstrates the tremendous opportunities that are created when Federal funding is made available for tech-enabled transit solutions.”

Phases two and three of the DART Connect pilot will allow customers to use the DART Connect app, and pay the $2 fare using the existing DART Pass app, to plan and book a trip on DTC’s 62 bus route network to connect to destinations throughout the county and state. DART Connect will be the first app in the state to allow customers to plan, book, pay and track their ride request in one seamless experience.

The DART Connect app is also available in Spanish to ensure broader use for the significant Latino population throughout Georgetown and Millsboro. Additional information will be available about the continuing implementation of the IMS system over the next few months. To learn more about DART Connect, visit https://dartfirststate.com/Programs/dartconnect/

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The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), operates DART First State. For more information, please visit www.DartFirstState.com or call 1-800-652-DART. Real-Time Bus Information and DART Pass, the mobile fare payment option, are both available on the free DART Transit App (iOS and Android).

About Via:
Founded in 2012, Via pioneered the TransitTech category by using new technologies to power public mobility systems, optimizing networks of dynamic shuttles, buses, wheelchair accessible vehicles, school buses, and autonomous vehicles around the globe. Building the world’s most efficient, equitable, and sustainable transportation network for all riders — including those with limited mobility, those without smartphones, and unbanked populations — Via works with its partners to lower the cost of public transit and provide accessible options that rival the convenience of a personal car at a much reduced environmental impact. At the intersection of transportation and technology, Via is a visionary market leader that combines software innovation with sophisticated service design and operational expertise to fundamentally improve the way the world moves, with 200 global partners on six continents, and counting.

DART Connect Public Information Sessions

Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) will conduct two virtual Public Information Sessions on Tuesday, March 30 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM and Wednesday, March 31 from 5 PM to 6 PM via Zoom to share information about a new transit service, DART Connect, in and between Georgetown and Millsboro that will launch on Monday, April 12, 2021. DART Connect will replace DART Flex Routes 901 and 902 with on-demand, microtransit – a more flexible and convenient way to travel within and between Georgetown and Millsboro.

DART Connect is a 12-month pilot service funded by a grant from the Federal Transit Administration to explore new transit models that provide more efficient and frequent service.

DART Connect will operate the same days/hours with the same fare as the current Flex Routes 901 and 902 Flex it is replacing: Monday through Friday from 5:45 AM to 8:00 PM, $2.00 per ride. Customers will be able to schedule DART Connect rides using a new mobile app or by calling 1-800-652-DART, option 3. Payment can be made via cash or by using DART Pass mobile app.

DART Connect will use the same DTC vehicles and drivers to operate the service.

Both virtual public information sessions will include a brief PowerPoint presentation about how to use DART Connect followed by a Q&A session. The public is invited to participate in these sessions to learn more and ask questions prior to the April 12 launch in Georgetown and Millsboro.

Workshop 1: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 12:30 PM
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://deldot-gov.zoom.us/j/81347386739?pwd=eGRBVjc0VTRScVJacXQ0MCsxVjh2dz09

Passcode: 431095
Or One tap mobile :
US: +13126266799,,81347386739# or +16468769923,,81347386739#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782
Webinar ID: 813 4738 6739

Workshop 2: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 5:00 PM
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://deldot-gov.zoom.us/j/89611008242?pwd=RGZYUlExdjYwaTZPU2J1Sko5d2NZQT09

Passcode: 845931
Or One tap mobile :
US: +13126266799,,89611008242# or +16468769923,,89611008242#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799
Webinar ID: 896 1100 8242

During the 12-month pilot period, public feedback and data will be collected to evaluate the pilot.

Visit www.DartFirstState.com for information. Interested members of the public may provide questions and comments via email DTC_DARTConnect@delaware.gov

Written comments may be sent to: DART Public Hearing, 119 Lower Beech St., Wilmington, DE 19805-4440. Comments and feedback may be submitted at any time during the 12-month pilot.

If an accommodation such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired or a language translator is needed, please call (302) 760-2827, one week in advance.

UPCOMING DART SERVICE AND FARE CHANGES Effective February 14, 2021

After receiving rider feedback at several outdoor Community Conversations and a virtual Public Hearing Workshop, DART has approved the service and fare changes to become effective February 14, 2021. Bold Type indicates a change from or an addition to the original proposal based on public comments.

NEW CASTLE COUNTY
DART bus service will be impacted in New Castle County by DelDOT’s I-95 Rehabilitation Construction project, “Restore the Corridor”. The project begins from the I-495 split south of Wilmington to north of the Brandywine River Bridge. Some routes will be redirected away from I-95 to/from Wilmington to help with anticipated delays in travel time. In addition, some routes will have trips with low ridership discontinued where warranted. Schedule times on some routes will be adjusted to improve on-time performance and connections.

Route specific changes include:

Route 4 – Weekday service between 9 AM and 3 PM will operate every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes.

Route 5 – The route will travel directly to/from the Wilmington Transit Center via 4th Street in both directions, no longer serving 9th and Market Streets.

Route 8 – Weekday service after 8 PM will operate every 60 minutes instead of every 30 minutes.

Routes 10 and 34 – Routes 10 and 34 will be combined into a new Route 10. Route 10 will follow its current routing from Wilmington to Christiana and then follow the Route 34 segment from Christiana to the Newark Regional Transportation Center (Newark Train Station). The route will not serve the Newark Transit Hub on-site but using bus stops on Main Street and Delaware Avenue; nor will it serve the Christiana Mall. Mid-day and evening service will be improved on the portion of the route from Christiana to Newark, along with new Saturday service. Weekday and Saturday service will be reduced on the current Route 10 portion from Wilmington to Christiana. Weekday service between 9 AM and 3 PM will operate every 75-90 minutes instead of every 60 minutes. The new Route 10 will offer new travel opportunities from the greater Newark area to the office parks/industrial centers near New Castle County Airport and Wilmington, and a one-seat ride from Wilmington to the DE 273 corridor west of University Plaza, as well as within the City of Newark and the University of Delaware’s Star Campus.

Routes 10, 35 and 52 – These routes will travel via King Street instead of Shipley Street.

Route 11 – Weekday service to Arden between 5:30 and 10:00 AM and between 3:00 and 7:30 PM will be reduced to operate every 45 minutes. Mid-day trips will operate between Wilmington Transit Center and Washington Street at Matson Run Parkway and will be improved to operate every 30 minutes.

Routes 12 and 25 – Routes 12 and 25 will be combined into a new Route 25. Route 25 will operate from Miller Road Shopping Center, through downtown Wilmington along Market Street, and serve the Wilmington Riverfront and DuPont Highway to Wrangle Hill Park & Ride. Route 25 will continue to serve all current Route 12 stops and follow New Sweden Street over the new Margaret Rose Henry Bridge. Route 25 will continue to serve Airport Plaza, Amazon and Llangollen. Tybouts Corner Park & Ride will be served only on weekdays in the morning to Wilmington and in the afternoon from Wilmington and will not be served on Saturdays. The route will now serve the New Castle County Logistics Center near DE 72 and US 13. Service to Delaware City will be replaced by an extension of Route 44.

Route 14 – All trips will serve the Dunleith community in both directions to/from DHSS or Baylor. Service to Cherry Lane, Probation & Parole, Riveredge Industrial Park and Steel Drive will be served by Route 28.

Route 16 – Route will be discontinued due to low ridership. Route 42 will serve the DE 896 & 4 Park & Ride
and the I-95 Service Plaza to Downtown Wilmington.

Route 18 – Rush hour service will be reduced due to low ridership (six trips from Wilmington to Foulk Rd.; six trips from Wilmington to Pike Creek). Mid-day service will remain unchanged.

Route 20 – Six one-way trips will be discontinued due to low ridership.

Route 25 – see Routes 12 and 25 above

Route 28 – Weekday rush hour service will be extended from the Wilmington DMV to Memorial Drive, Cherry Lane, Probation & Parole, Riveredge Industrial Park and Steel Drive replacing Route 14 service. Route 28 will also replace portions of Route 48 along Concord Pike and Powder Mill Road. Service along Park Drive and portions of Rockland Road will be discontinued.

Route 31 – Weekday rush hour service will operate every 60 minutes instead of every 30 minutes. Mid-day service during weekdays will operate every 60 minutes instead of every 75 to 90 minutes. Weekday service will be scheduled to coordinate with SEPTA train service to/from Claymont Station. Saturday service will remain unchanged.

Route 33 – The routing through downtown Wilmington will change as a result of I-95 construction. Trips will enter Wilmington via Walnut Street and exit via South Market Street. The route will begin and end on King Street at 8th Street, continuing to serve the Wilmington Transit Center. Buses will follow Walnut, 8th, Orange, 9th, and King Streets. Sunday service will be extended to Wilmington from Christiana Mall replacing Route 40.

Route 34 – see Routes 10 and 34 above

Route 35 – Weekday service will be reduced to operate every 45 minutes due to low ridership.

Route 40 – Route will now operate via US 40 and US 13 to/from Wilmington to offer Wilmington-bound riders a faster ride during I-95 construction. Trips will no longer serve Christiana Mall or the DE 7 corridor north of Pulaski Highway as it will be replaced by Route 64. From Governor’s Square to I-495, route will operate limited service serving only the following stops: US 40 at Wilton Boulevard (Wilton Walmart), US 13 at Boulden Boulevard/Bacon Avenue and US 13 at Memorial Drive/Hazeldell Avenue. The routing through downtown Wilmington will change, entering Wilmington via Walnut Street and exiting via South Market Street. The route will begin and end on Delaware Avenue at Adams Street, continuing to serve the Wilmington Transit Center. Buses will follow Walnut, 8th, Orange, and 12th Streets.

Route 42 – Route will be extended to serve DE 896 & 4 Park & Ride. The routing in/out of Wilmington will
change, entering Wilmington via Walnut Street to 8th, French and 10th Streets to Delaware Avenue at Adams
St., no longer serving Orange Street. Route will exit Wilmington via 11th, King and South Market Streets.

Route 44 – Route will now connect Delaware City and Christiana Mall via St. Georges and Wrangle Hill Park & Ride, replacing portions of Route 25. Service will operate Monday through Saturday, every 75-90 minutes.  Buses traveling from Delaware City through St. Georges to Christiana Mall will be on a temporary detour as DelDOT reconstructs the sidewalks along Broad Street. The temporary St. Georges bus stop will be located at Delaware and Broad Streets.

Route 45 – Route will be discontinued. Route 301 will serve Boyd’s Corner Park & Ride.

Route 47X – Route will serve the Wrangle Hill Park & Ride to/from Wilmington.

Route 48 – Route will be discontinued due to low ridership. Route 28 offers alternative service to JP Morgan, AstraZeneca, and A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital.

Route 52 – Eight one-way trips (instead of ten as originally proposed) will be discontinued due to low ridership. The mid-day trips departing Wilmington at 11:25 AM and Centreville at 11:55 AM will be retained.

Route 54 – Service to/from Wilmington will be discontinued. Routing will remain as is through Centennial Village. Routes 33 and 47X from Christiana Mall offer transfer options to/from Wilmington, along with new Route 10 from the DE 273 & 7 Park & Ride.

Route 55 – Service to/from Wilmington will be discontinued. Routes 33 and 47X from Christiana Mall offer
transfer options to/from Wilmington.

Route 63 – Route will now serve the Middletown Walmart in both directions.

Route 64 – Route will be extended to serve Christiana Mall and the DE 7 corridor replacing Route 40. Wilton Walmart will no longer be served. Wilton Walmart will no longer be served; however, Route 40 will serve the bus stop on US 40 at Wilton Boulevard. Weekday service will be improved with 18 new scheduled trips; new weekend service will be offered with 32 trips on Saturday and 24 trips on Sunday. The present $1.00 cash fare will increase to $2.00.

Holiday Service will be offered on Routes 2, 4, 5, 6, 13, 15, 33 and 40 operating a Sunday schedule and Route 47 operating its Saturday schedule on Memorial Day, July 5 and Labor Day, with Paratransit operating complimentary ADA-only service. Regular Sunday service operates on Independence Day, Sunday, July 4.

KENT COUNTY
Routes 104, 109 and 117 – Minor schedule adjustments will be made.

SUSSEX COUNTY
Schedule times will be adjusted to improve on-time performance and connections.

INTERCOUNTY
Schedule times will be adjusted to improve on-time performance and connections.

Route 301 – Route will serve Boyd’s Corner Park & Ride to accommodate Route 45 riders. Select weekday and all Saturday trips will continue to serve Christiana Mall.

BEACH BUS
DART’s daily Beach Bus service will operate from Monday, May 24 through September 12, 2021. Route 305-Beach Connection will operate Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from May 29 to September 6, including Monday, July 5.

FARE CHANGES Effective February 14, 2021

Zone Reduction – Fare Zones have been reduced from 7 to 3 zones. The new boundary for each fare zone is the county line. For local routes that travel within Smyrna and Milford, and cross over the county line by a short distance, a one zone fare is charged.

Price Reduction for Passes
Daily Pass – from $4.20 to $4.00 (1 Zone); from $8.40 to $8.00 (2 Zone); from $12.60 to $10.00 (3 Zone for
Route 305 only)

7-Day Pass – from $18.00 (1 Zone)/$24.00 (2 Zone) to $16.00 (per County)

30-Day Pass – from $65.00 (1 Zone)/$96.00 (2 Zone) to $60.00 (per County)

In general, frequent riders may benefit from a Daily, 7 or 30-Day Pass (depending on trips/day and
days/week); infrequent riders may benefit from 20-Ride Ticket. Buy a Daily Pass if you are taking three or
more trips in one day (Daily Pass same price as two one-way fares); buy a 7-Day Pass if taking more than 8 trips in 7 days; buy a 30-Day Pass if taking more than 30 trips in 30 days.

Introduction of 20-Ride Ticket – $26.00/zone (35% discount); available on DART Pass mobile app only

Introduction of a Student Fare – $1.00/zone; cash only
Student defined as a passenger above 46″ in height and enrolled in primary, secondary, private, parochial, charter, trade, college, community college, university or home-schooled full time or part time (children 46” in height or under ride free with a fare-paying adult). Student ID is required for 17 years and older.

Agency 2-Ride (A1- Qty. 25) – price will increase from $38.89 to $40, not $50 as originally proposed.

Discontinuation of DARTCards – Sales end February 15, 2021; cards accepted through August 15, 2021.

Route-Specific Fares – Connectors from SEPTA Train to employment centers.
Routes 61 and 62 – $1.00; Route 64 – $2.00 (original shuttle route has expanded to full route)

SEPTA Key Card – Discontinued acceptance of SEPTA Key Card effective January 1, 2021.

Fare Media Availability

DART passes can be purchased on DART Pass mobile app, online at DartFirstState.com, by phone at 1-800-652-DART, by mail – DTC Individual Sale Orders, P.O. Box 1670, Wilmington, DE 19899-1670, and at sales outlets throughout the State. For locations, call 1-800-652-DART or visit DartFirstState.com.

PRÓXIMOS CAMBIOS EN LAS TARIFAS Y EL SERVICIO DE DART Efectivo el 14 de febrero de 2021

Después de recibir comentarios de los pasajeros en varias conversaciones comunitarias al aire libre y un taller de audiencia pública virtual, DART aprobó los cambios en el servicio y la tarifa que entrarán en vigencia el 14 de febrero de 2021. Las letras en negrita indican un cambio o una adición a la propuesta original basada en comentarios públicos.

EL CONDADO DE NEW CASTLE
El servicio de autobús de DART se verá afectado en el condado de New Castle por el proyecto de construcción de rehabilitación I-95 de DelDOT, “Restaurar el corredor”. El proyecto comienza desde la I-495 dividida al sur de Wilmington al norte del puente del río Brandywine. Algunas rutas se desviarán de la I-95 hacia/desde Wilmington para ayudar con los retrasos anticipados en el tiempo de viaje. Además, en algunas rutas se suspenderán los viajes con poca cantidad de pasajeros cuando esté justificado. Los horarios de algunas rutas se ajustarán para mejorar el rendimiento y las conexiones a tiempo.

Los cambios específicos de la ruta incluyen:

Ruta 4 – el servicio de lunes a viernes entre las 9 AM y las 3 PM operará cada 30 minutos en lugar de cada 20 minutos.

Ruta 5 – la ruta viajará directamente hacia/desde el Wilmington Transit Center a través de 4th Street en ambas direcciones, sin dar servicio a las calles 9th y Market.

Ruta 8 – el servicio de lunes a viernes después de las 8 PM operará cada 60 minutos en lugar de cada 30 minutos.

Rutas 10 y 34 – las rutas 10 y 34 se combinarán en una nueva ruta 10. La ruta 10 seguirá su ruta actual desde Wilmington a Christiana y luego seguirá el segmento de la ruta 34 desde Christiana hasta el Centro de transporte regional de Newark (estación de tren de Newark). La ruta no servirá al Newark Transit Hub, pero usará las paradas de autobús en Main Street y Delaware Avenue; ni servirá al Christiana Mall. Se mejorará el servicio de mediodía y de noche en la parte de la ruta de Christiana a Newark, junto con un nuevo servicio de sábado. El servicio entre semana y los sábados se reducirá en el tramo actual de la Ruta 10 desde Wilmington a Christiana. El servicio de lunes a viernes entre las 9 AM y las 3 PM operará cada 75 a 90 minutos en lugar de cada 60 minutos. La nueva Ruta 10 ofrecerá nuevas oportunidades de viaje desde el área metropolitana de Newark hasta los parques de oficinas/centros industriales cerca del aeropuerto del condado de New Castle y Wilmington, y un viaje de un asiento desde Wilmington hasta el corredor DE 273 al oeste de University Plaza, así como dentro de la ciudad de Newark y el Star Campus de la Universidad de Delaware.

Rutas 10, 35 y 52 – estas rutas viajarán por King Street en lugar de Shipley Street.

Ruta 11 – el servicio de lunes a viernes a Arden entre las 5:30 y las 10 AM y entre las 3:00 y las 7:30 PM se reducirá para operar cada 45 minutos. Los viajes de medio día operarán entre Wilmington Transit Center y Washington Street en Matson Run Parkway y se mejorarán para operar cada 30 minutos.

Rutas 12 y 25 – las rutas 12 y 25 se combinarán en una nueva ruta 25. La ruta 25 operará desde el centro comercial Miller Road, a través del centro de Wilmington a lo largo de Market Street y servirá a Wilmington Riverfront y DuPont Highway hasta Wrangle Hill Park & Ride. La ruta 25 seguirá sirviendo a todas las paradas actuales de la ruta 12 y seguirá por New Sweden Street sobre el nuevo puente Margaret Rose Henry. La ruta 25 seguirá prestando servicios a Airport Plaza, Amazon y Llangollen. Tybouts Corner Park & Ride se servirá solo de lunes a viernes por la mañana a Wilmington y por la tarde desde Wilmington y no se atenderá los sábados. La ruta ahora servirá al Centro de Logística del Condado de New Castle cerca de la DE 72 y la US 13. El servicio a la ciudad de Delaware será reemplazado por una extensión de la Ruta 44.

Ruta 14 – todos los viajes servirán a la comunidad de Dunleith en ambas direcciones hacia/desde DHSS o Baylor. El servicio a Cherry Lane, Probation & Parole, Riveredge Industrial Park y Steel Drive será servido por la Ruta 28.

Ruta 16 – la ruta se interrumpirá debido a la baja cantidad de pasajeros. La ruta 42 servirá a la DE 896 & 4 Park & Ride y la I-95 Service Plaza hasta el centro de Wilmington.

Ruta 18 – el servicio en hora pico se reducirá debido a la baja cantidad de pasajeros (seis viajes de Wilmington a Foulk Rd; seis viajes de Wilmington a Pike Creek). El servicio del mediodía se mantendrá sin cambios.

Ruta 20 – Se suspenderán seis viajes de ida debido a la baja cantidad de pasajeros.

Ruta 25 – consulte las Rutas 12 y 25 anteriores.

Ruta 28 – el servicio de hora pico de los días de semana se extenderá desde el DMV de Wilmington hasta Memorial Drive, Cherry Lane, Probation & Parole, Riveredge Industrial Park y Steel Drive reemplazando el servicio de la Ruta 14. La ruta 28 también reemplazará partes de la ruta 48 a lo largo de Concord Pike y Powder Mill Road. Se interrumpirá el servicio a lo largo de Park Drive y partes de Rockland Road.

Ruta 31 – el servicio de hora pico de lunes a viernes operará cada 60 minutos en lugar de cada 30 minutos. El servicio de medio día durante los días de semana operará cada 60 minutos en lugar de cada 75 a 90 minutos. El servicio de lunes a viernes se programará para coordinarse con el servicio de trenes SEPTA hacia/desde la estación Claymont. El servicio del sábado se mantendrá sin cambios.

Ruta 33 – la ruta a través del centro de Wilmington cambiará como resultado de la construcción de la I-95. Los viajes ingresarán a Wilmington por Walnut Street y saldrán por South Market Street. La ruta comenzará y terminará en King Street en 8th Street, y continuará sirviendo al Wilmington Transit Center. Los autobuses seguirán las calles Walnut, 8th, Orange, 9th y King. El servicio dominical se extenderá a Wilmington desde Christiana Mall reemplazando la Ruta 40.

Ruta 34 – consulte las Rutas 10 y 34 anteriores.

Ruta 35 – el servicio de lunes a viernes se reducirá para operar cada 45 minutos debido a la baja cantidad de pasajeros.

Ruta 40 – la ruta ahora operará a través de la US 40 y la US 13 hacia/desde Wilmington para ofrecer a los pasajeros con destino a Wilmington un viaje más rápido durante la construcción de la I-95. Los viajes ya no servirán en Christiana Mall ni en el corredor DE 7 al norte de Pulaski Highway, ya que será reemplazado por la Ruta 64. Desde Governor’s Square hasta la I-495, la ruta tendrá un servicio limitado que solo servirá en las siguientes paradas: US 40 en Wilton Boulevard (Wilton Walmart), US 13 en Boulden Boulevard/Bacon Avenue y US 13 en Memorial Drive / Hazeldell Avenue. La ruta a través del centro de Wilmington cambiará, ingresando a Wilmington por Walnut Street y saliendo por South Market Street. La ruta comenzará y terminará en Delaware Avenue en Adams Street, y continuará sirviendo al Wilmington Transit Center. Los autobuses seguirán las calles Walnut, 8th, Orange y 12th.

Ruta 42 – la ruta se extenderá para dar servicio a DE 896 y 4 Park & Ride. La ruta de entrada/salida de Wilmington cambiará, ingresando a Wilmington por Walnut Street hasta las calles 8th, French y 10th hasta Delaware Avenue en Adams Street, que ya no da servicio a Orange Street. La ruta saldrá de Wilmington por las calles 11th, King y South Market.

Ruta 44 – la ruta ahora conectará la ciudad de Delaware y el centro comercial Christiana Mall a través de St. Georges y Wrangle Hill Park & Ride, reemplazando partes de la ruta 25. El servicio operará de lunes a sábado, cada 75-90 minutos. Los autobuses que viajan desde Delaware City a través de St. Georges hasta Christiana Mall estarán en un desvío temporal mientras DelDOT reconstruye las aceras a lo largo de Broad Street. La parada de autobús temporal de St. Georges estará ubicada en las calles Delaware y Broad.

Ruta 45 – la ruta se interrumpirá. La ruta 301 servirá a Boyd’s Corner Park & Ride.

Ruta 47X – la ruta servirá a Wrangle Hill Park & Ride hacia/desde Wilmington.

Ruta 48 – la ruta se descontinuará debido a la baja cantidad de pasajeros. La ruta 28 ofrece un servicio alternativo a JP Morgan, AstraZeneca y A.I. Hospital de niños de DuPont.

Ruta 52 – se suspenderán ocho viajes de ida (en lugar de diez como se propuso originalmente) debido a la baja cantidad de pasajeros. Se mantendrán los viajes de medio día que salen de Wilmington a las 11:25 AM y de Centerville a las 11:55 AM.

Ruta 54 – el servicio hacia/desde Wilmington se interrumpirá. El enrutamiento permanecerá como está a través de Centennial Village. Las rutas 33 y 47X desde Christiana Mall ofrecen opciones de traslado hacia/desde Wilmington, junto con la nueva ruta 10 desde DE 273 y 7 Park & Ride.

Ruta 55 – el servicio hacia/desde Wilmington se interrumpirá. Las rutas 33 y 47X desde Christiana Mall ofrecen opciones de traslado hacia/desde Wilmington.

Ruta 63 – la ruta ahora servirá a Middletown Walmart en ambas direcciones.

Ruta 64 – la ruta se extenderá para dar servicio a Christiana Mall y el corredor DE 7 reemplazando a la Ruta 40. Wilton Walmart ya no tendrá servicio; sin embargo, la Ruta 40 servirá a la parada de autobús de la US 40 en Wilton Boulevard. El servicio entre semana se mejorará con 18 nuevos viajes programados; Se ofrecerá un nuevo servicio de fin de semana con 32 viajes el sábado y 24 viajes el domingo.

El servicio de vacaciones se ofrecerá en las rutas 2, 4, 5, 6, 13, 15, 33 y 40 con horario de domingo y en la ruta 47 con horario de sábado en el Día de los Caídos, el 5 de julio y el Día del Trabajo, con el servicio de transporte público gratuito solo para ADA. Servicio. El servicio dominical regular opera el Día de la Independencia, el domingo 4 de julio.

CONDADO DE KENT

Rutas 104, 109 y 117: se realizarán ajustes menores en el horario.

CONDADO DE SUSSEX

Los horarios se ajustarán para mejorar el rendimiento y las conexiones a tiempo.

INTERCONDADO

Los horarios se ajustarán para mejorar el rendimiento y las conexiones a tiempo.

Ruta 301 – la ruta servirá a Boyd’s Corner Park & Ride para acomodar a los pasajeros de la Ruta 45. Seleccione los días de la semana y todos los viajes de los sábados continuarán prestando servicios en Christiana Mall.

SERVICIO DE BEACH BUS

El servicio diario de Beach Bus de DART operará desde el lunes 24 de mayo hasta el 12 de septiembre de 2021. La ruta 305-Beach Connection operará los sábados, domingos y feriados del 29 de mayo al 6 de septiembre, incluido el lunes 5 de julio.

CAMBIOS DE TARIFA Efectivo el 14 de febrero de 2021

Reducción de zona – las zonas de tarifa se han reducido de 7 a 3 zonas. El nuevo límite para cada zona tarifaria es la línea del condado. Para las rutas locales que viajan dentro de Smyrna y Milford, y cruzan la línea del condado por una distancia corta, se cobra una tarifa de una zona.

Reducción de precio para pases

Pase diario – de $4.20 a $4.00 (1 zona); de $8.40 a $8.00 (Zona 2); de $12.60 a $10.00 (3 zonas solo para la ruta 305)

Pase de 7 días – desde $18.00 (1 zona)/$24.00 (2 zonas) a $16.00 (por condado)

Pase de 30 días – desde $65.00 (1 zona)/$96.00 (2 zonas) hasta $60.00 (por condado)

En general, los pasajeros frecuentes pueden beneficiarse de un pase diario, de 7 o 30 días (dependiendo de los viajes/día y días/semana); los pasajeros poco frecuentes pueden beneficiarse del boleto de 20 viajes. Compre un pase diario si va a realizar tres o más viajes en un día (el pase diario tiene el mismo precio que dos tarifas de ida); compre un Pase de 7 días si realiza más de 8 viajes en 7 días; compre un pase de 30 días si realiza más de 30 viajes en 30 días

Introducción del boleto de 20 viajes – $26.00/zona (35% de descuento); disponible solo en la aplicación móvil DART Pass

Introducción de una tarifa para estudiantes – $ 1.00 / zona; Solamente efectivo Alumno definido como un pasajero de más de 46 “de altura e inscrito en primaria, secundaria, privada, parroquial, autónoma, comercio, colegio, colegio comunitario, universidad o educado en casa a tiempo completo o parcial (niños de 46” de altura o menos viajan gratis con un adulto que pague la tarifa) Se requiere identificación de estudiante para mayores de 17 años.

Agencia 2 – Ride (A1 – Cantidad 25) – el precio aumentará de $38.89 a $40, no $50 como se propuso originalmente.

Interrupción de las tarjetas DARTCard – ventas hasta el 15 de febrero de 2021; tarjetas aceptadas hasta el 15 de agosto de 2021.

Tarifas específicas de ruta – conectores del tren SEPTA a los centros de empleo. Rutas 61 y 62 – $1.00; Ruta 64 – $2.00 (la ruta del transbordador original se ha expandido a la ruta completa)

Tarjeta SEPTA Key – se suspendió la aceptación de la tarjeta SEPTA Key Card a partir del 1 de enero de 2021.

Disponibilidad de medios de tarifa

Los pases de DART se pueden comprar en la aplicación móvil DART Pass, en línea en DartFirstState.com, por teléfono al 1-800-652-DART, por correo – DTC Individual Sale Orders, P.O. Box 1670, Wilmington, DE 19899-1670, y en puntos de venta en todo el estado. Para conocer las ubicaciones, llame al 1-800-652-DART o visite DartFirstState.com.

DART Launches 23rd Annual “Stuff The Bus”

Thanksgiving Food Drive, November 9 to 14, to Help Delawareans in Need of Food Assistance


DART today announced their 23rd year of partnering with the Food Bank of Delaware for
the annual “Stuff The Bus” Thanksgiving Food Drive, with a goal of collecting 20 tons of non-
perishable food for Delawareans in need of food assistance. We are looking for the public’s help
to achieve the goal.

“Stuff The Bus” will be collecting food at seven sites throughout the State. The site locations,
collection dates, and times are:

Monday, November 9: NEW Safeway, 19283 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth, 9 AM – 4 PM

Tuesday, November 10: Walmart, 939 N. DuPont Blvd., Milford, 8 AM – 6 PM AND
Safeway, 190 John Hunn Brown Rd., (Corner of S. Bay Rd. at S. Little Creek Rd.) Dover, 8 AM – 6 PM

Wednesday, November 11: ShopRite of First State Plaza, 1600 W. Newport Pike, Stanton, 9 AM – 4 PM

Thursday, November 12: Rodney Square, Market Street side, Wilmington, 7AM – 5 PM

Friday, November 13: ShopRite of Brandywine Commons, 1300 Rocky Run Parkway, Wilmington, 9 AM – 4 PM

Saturday, November 14: ShopRite of Four Seasons, 700 Plaza Dr., Newark, 9 AM – 4 PM

As part of our annual food drive, we’ll have live radio broadcasts; come out to meet the
stations’ deejays on:
Monday, November 9: Safeway in Rehoboth – Delaware 105.9 will broadcast live from 11 AM – 1 PM and The Vault 103.5/106.1 will be live from 2 PM – 4 PM
Tuesday, November 10: Walmart in Milford – The Chicken 101.3 from 6 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday, November 10: Safeway in Dover – EAGLE 97.7 from 6 AM – 6 PM
Wednesday, November 11: ShopRite of First State Plaza – WSTW 93.7 will be live from 10
AM – 2 PM
Friday, November 13: ShopRite of Brandywine Commons – WJBR will broadcast live from
11 AM – 1 PM
Saturday, November 14: ShopRite of Four Seasons – WJBR from 11 AM – 1 PM

DART also encourages the public to donate directly to the Food Bank of Delaware, if they are unable to visit any of the “Stuff The Bus” collection sites. For more information on donating food,
contact the Food Bank at 302-292-1305, or visit their website at www.FBD.org.

The Food Bank of Delaware is a nonprofit agency committed to ending hunger in Delaware. According to the Food Bank, over 121,800 Delawareans, including more than 38,600 children, are food insecure and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s anticipated an additional 50,000 Delawareans will struggle with hunger.

The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation
(DelDOT), operates DART First State. For more information, please visit DartFirstState.com or call
1-800-652-DART. Real-Time Bus Information and DART Pass, the mobile fare payment option, are both available on the free DART Transit App (iOS and Android).

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DART Upcoming Service Change Effective October 25, 2020

Summary by County:

New Castle County – Schedule time adjustments on some routes to improve on-time performance and
connections.

For many years, our riders have asked DART to expand the service on Saturdays and Sundays. The
following weekend service improvements will be made:

Routes 2, 6 and 13 – earlier Saturday morning service.
Routes 2, 4, 5, 6, 13, 15, 33 and 40 – later Saturday service.
Routes 2, 4, 5, 6, 13, 15, 33 and 40 – earlier Sunday morning service.
Kent County – Schedule time adjustments on some routes to improve on-time performance and
connections.
Sussex County – Schedule time adjustments on some routes to improve on-time performance and
connections.
Intercounty – Schedule time adjustments on some routes to improve on-time performance and
connections. Route 301 – Three new roundtrips on Saturday, departing Wilmington at 7:15 AM; 1:25 PM
and 2:25 PM; and departing the Dover Transit Center at 9 AM; 1:19 PM; and 4:29 PM.

For your convenience, route schedules are available online at DartFirstState.com and on buses.

The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation
(DelDOT), operates DART. For more information, please visit www.DartFirstState.com or
call 1-800-652-DART. Real-Time Bus Information and DART Pass, the mobile fare payment option,
are both available on the free DART Transit App (iOS and Android).