Independence Day, Thursday, July 4, 2019 – DART First State services, both fixed route and paratransit, will not operate on Thursday, July 4, 2019, with the exception of the Beach Bus services, its related paratransit service, and the Route 305 – Beach Connection.
The Beach Bus services operate frequent buses on six routes serving both the Lewes and Rehoboth Park & Rides, Rehoboth Beach and the Boardwalk, Lewes, Long Neck, Millsboro, Georgetown, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, South Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, and Ocean City, MD. The service operates 7 days a week from approximately 7 AM to 2 AM, with more frequency than ever before. All buses are air-conditioned, ADA accessible and equipped with bike racks. The fares are $2 per trip; Daily Pass is $4.20; 7-Day Pass for $18 and a 30-Day Pass for just $65.
DART’s 305 Beach Connection provides a relaxing ride from Wilmington to Rehoboth Beach on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through September 2. The fares are $2 per zone; the one-way cash fare is $10 from Wilmington, $8 from Middletown and $6 from Dover. Riders are encouraged to buy a 3-Zone Anywhere pass for $12.60, which can also be used on all Beach Bus services, once at either of the Park & Rides.
SEPTA’s Wilmington/Newark Line will operate a Sunday schedule; see Schedule here. DART’s Transportation Store at the Wilmington Station will be closed. 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).