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.

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).

Join DART for an Outdoor Community Conversation!

Public transportation plays an essential role in the lives of Delawareans.  It provides vital connections, bolsters the economy, improves the environment and helps to enhance our quality of life. Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) proudly operates DART services in the First State.

In efforts to continually improve services and provide an enhanced customer experience, DART would like to hear from you!

Topics of Conversation will include:
October 25, 2020 Service Change, including improved weekend bus service in New Castle County.

February 2021 Service Change Coinciding with I-95 Construction – DART bus service will be impacted by DelDOT’s I-95 Rehabilitation Construction project, “Restore the Corridor”.  DART is seeking comments on routing around the construction and service concepts to develop proposals for public hearing workshops later this year.

February 2021 Fare Updates – review and comment on DART fare updates.

Outdoor Community Conversations:
Wilmington Transit Center – 100 N. Walnut St., Wilmington, DE 19801
Tuesday, September 22:  12 PM-5 PM
Thursday, September 24:  7 AM-12 PM

Christiana Mall Park & Ride –132 Christiana Mall Rd., Newark, DE 19702
Tuesday, September 29:  10 AM-2 PM

Newark Transit Center – 250 E. Delaware Ave., Newark, DE 19711
Wednesday, September 30:  10 AM-2 PM

Dover Transit Center – 468 W. Water St., Dover, DE 19904
Thursday, October 1:  12 PM-4 PM

Odessa Park & Ride – DE 1 at DE 299, Middletown, DE 19709
Tuesday, October 6:  6 AM-10:30 AM

Georgetown Transit Center – 108 N. Railroad Ave., Georgetown, DE 19947
Tuesday, October 6:  9 AM-12 PM & 2 PM-6 PM

Lewes Transit Center – 17616 Coastal Highway, Lewes, DE 19958
Thursday, October 8:  10 AM-1 PM & 4 PM-6 PM

Bellevue Community Center Pavilion – 510 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809
Wednesday, October 14:  4 PM-6 PM

Boyd’s Corner Park & Ride – DE 1 at Pole Bridge Rd., Odessa, DE 19709
Wednesday, October 21:  5:45 AM-9 AM

Stop by any time during the hours above to join the conversation in group discussions or one-on-one with DART team members.  Please bring your own topics, suggestions and ideas to the conversation!

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.

Can’t make it?  Visit Community Conversations on DART’s website to see details, maps and provide comments or call 1-800-652-DART, Option 2 to learn more.

DART Schedule for Labor Day, September 7

Labor Day – Monday, September 7, 2020 – New this Labor Day, DART offers bus service in New Castle County on Routes 2, 4, 5, 6, 13, 15, 33, 40, and 47, using a Saturday schedule, with Paratransit operating complimentary ADA-only service. DART’s Beach Bus service and Route 305 Beach Connection will also operate, with complimentary ADA-only service for Paratransit. All other fixed route and paratransit services will not operate.


Monday, September 7 is the last day of operation for the seasonal Route 305 Beach Connection; however, The Beach Bus service will continue to operate 7 days a week, until September 20, with service to Rehoboth Beach and the Boardwalk, Lewes, Long Neck, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, South Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean City, MD, Millsboro and Georgetown.


SEPTA’s Wilmington/Newark Line will operate its weekend schedule on Labor Day. See Schedule here. DART’s Transportation Store at the Wilmington Station will be closed on Labor Day. Train passengers are encouraged to purchase their train fares in advance. The On-Board fare can also be paid on the train, and a credit for the difference can be received at a Philadelphia SEPTA ticket counter.


To promote the use of contactless, cashless fare payments using the DART Pass mobile payment app, DART is offering further discounts on Daily, 7-Day and 30-Day passes on the app. For additional information on DART’s services, visit https://www.dartfirststate.com/ or please call 1-800-652-3278. 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.

Riders must wear face coverings when riding any DART bus, Fixed Route or Paratransit. Those not wearing face coverings will not be allowed to board the bus. Children 12 years and under are not required to wear a face covering nor are individuals who are unable to wear a face covering due to a medical condition; children ages 2 and under must not wear them.


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 Paratransit Resumes Onboard Ticket and Cash Fare Collection Starting Monday, August 31

Paratransit riders can once again pay their Paratransit fare using tickets and cash starting Monday, August 31, as the option to be billed for trips will no longer be available. Customers are encouraged to use DART Pass, the mobile fare payment app for a contactless payment option.

DART Pass is the contactless, cash-free and convenient way for riders to pay their fare. The free app is
available for download at the Apple Store and Google Play. In addition, the DART Transit app offers the Paratransit ETA feature, which lets paratransit customers know when their ride will be arriving; visit the Apple Store or Google Play for the free app. 

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. DART continues to limit the number of
passengers allowed on each bus at any given time, based on bus seating capacity. Riders must wear face coverings when riding any DART bus, fixed route or paratransit. Those not wearing face coverings will not be allowed to board the bus. Children 12 years and under are not required to wear a face covering nor are individuals who are unable to wear a face covering due to a medical condition; children ages 2 and under must not wear them. Please practice social distancing when riding and please do not ride the bus if you are sick. 

All DART buses continue to be thoroughly disinfected, as well as areas of frequent contact. DART Operators are provided with face masks, gloves and hand sanitizer for their personal use. Our public facilities and lobbies are continually being disinfected including counters, public seating, and door handles.

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 First State Uses Solar Panel Technology to Continue its Energy Savings and Clean Energy Campaign

The Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) – DART First State is pleased to announce our “Clean Energy and Energy Savings Initiative” continues to move forward with our recent award of a $2.5 million Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant for Buses and Bus Facilities Program to install solar array at our Dover Operations and Administration Facility.

This project involves the installation of a canopy system with a solar panel array for our bus facility in Dover, Delaware. This facility, which has 102 bus parking spaces, serves as the primary bus storage location in Central Delaware.

A solar panel array, covering approximately 60,000 square feet, will be installed on top of a canopy structure. This clean energy will be used to assist with power to our facility and our six fully electric buses operating out of this facility.

The benefit of this project includes easing and improving the operation of the bus facility by providing shelter for the bus fleet. The canopy offers year-round protection from extreme weather conditions, improving our fleets reliability while enhancing service to our customers. Additionally, the use of the canopy as a platform for solar panels will allow DTC to generate its own clean power to reduce operating costs and help meet sustainability goals established by the State of Delaware.

“From our growing fleet of fully electric fixed route buses to converting our paratransit buses to propane, our public transportation system is evolving to become more environmentally friendly and efficient,” said Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan. “Modifying existing infrastructure with this grant to increase our clean energy capabilities is another win for all of us.”

The Dover Operations Facility houses fixed route and paratransit buses, including six electric buses, a bus wash and other facility support services. The solar panel project will assist with enhancing the facility by reducing maintenance costs and extending the service life of vehicles while reducing energy costs and promoting the use of clean sustainable energy.

John Sisson, DTC’s Chief Executive Officer, stated “We are very excited to continue our efforts towards a cleaner transportation network. Along with the solar panels that were installed at this facility with a previous FTA grant in 2011, we will be producing up to 900 kWh of energy to support our operations and fuel our electric buses.”

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).

DART’s Independence Day 2020 Holiday Schedule

Friday, July 3, 2020 – DART services will operate on a Saturday schedule; Route 305 – Beach Connection from Wilmington to Rehoboth begins service, operating Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Independence Day, Saturday, July 4, 2020 – New this Independence Day, DART offers bus service in New Castle County on Routes 2, 4, 5, 6, 13, 15, 33, 40, and 47, using a Saturday schedule, with Paratransit operating complimentary ADA-only service. DART’s Beach Bus services and Route 305 – Beach Connection will also operate, with complimentary ADA-only service for Paratransit. All other fixed route and paratransit services will not operate.


DART’s 305 Beach Connection provides a relaxing ride from Wilmington to Rehoboth Beach on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through September 7. The Route 305 now serves the new South Frederica Park & Ride, located at 4000 Bay Road, Frederica. Fares are $2 per zone; the one-way cash fare is $10 from Wilmington, $8 from Middletown, $6 from Dover and $4 from Frederica. Riders are encouraged to buy an Anywhere pass for $12.60, which can also be used on all Beach Bus services, once at either of the Park & Rides.

The Beach Bus service will operate 7 days a week, until September 20, with service to Rehoboth Beach and the Boardwalk, Lewes, Long Neck, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, South Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean City, MD, Millsboro and Georgetown.

To promote the use of contactless, cashless fare payments using the DART Pass mobile payment app, DART is offering further discounts on Daily, 7-Day and 30-Day passes on the app.

Riders must wear face coverings when riding any DART bus, Fixed Route or Paratransit. Those not wearing face coverings will not be allowed to board the bus. Children 12 years and under are not required to wear a face covering nor are individuals who are unable to wear a face covering due to a medical condition; children ages 2 and under must not wear them.


SEPTA’s Wilmington/Newark Line will operate its current service; see Schedule here. DART’s Transportation Store at the Wilmington Station will be closed Friday and Saturday. Passengers are encouraged to purchase their train fares in advance, or if paid on the train, a credit for the difference can be received at a Philadelphia SEPTA ticket counter.


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 Daily Beach Bus Service Starts on June 29, 2020

As the summer tourism season finally begins, DART’s daily Beach Bus service will be on the streets in full force, serving 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, June 29, buses will operate frequently from early morning to late night, 7 days a week, until September 20. All buses are air-conditioned, ADA accessible and equipped with bike racks.


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, ride all day long with a daily pass for $4.20, or 7-day passes for $18 and a 30-day passes for $65 are also available.


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. And, for faster boarding and convenience, riders can pay their fare with DART Pass, the mobile payment app. Plus, promotional discounts are available on pass purchases from DART Pass.

DART’s Beach Connection, Route 305, begins operating on Friday, July 3, providing a
relaxing ride from Wilmington to Rehoboth Beach on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
through September 7. The Route 305 now serves the new South Frederica Park & Ride,
located at 4000 Bay Road, Frederica. Fares are $2 per zone; the one-way cash fare is $10
from Wilmington, $8 from Middletown, $6 from Dover and $4 from Frederica. Riders are
encouraged to buy an Anywhere pass for $12.60, which 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.

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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