Kick-off Your Summer with Savings by Taking DART Public Transportation

Wilmington — Riding DART public transportation saves individuals $11,670 a year

Summer has arrived and the weather is perfect for getting to your destination by walking and using DART public transportation. These savings are based on the cost of commuting by DART public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle which includes the May 29, 2013 average national gas price ($3.62 per gallon – reported by AAA) and the national unreserved monthly parking rate. These savings result from how an individual in a two-person household can save money by taking DART public transportation and living with one less car. The monthly savings in our area are $972.00.

The national average for a monthly unreserved parking space in a downtown business district such as Wilmington is $166.26, according to the 2012 Colliers International Parking Rate Study. Over the course of a year, parking costs for a vehicle can amount to an average of $1,995.

DART First State is the transportation provider for all oof Delaware. The Delaware Transit Corporation, a division of the Delaware Department of Transportation, operates DART First State. DART First State services include commuter rail, intercounty bus, fixed route bus, paratransit, commuter assistance, and the RideShare Delaware ridematching program. For more information about DART First State services, please call 1-800-652-DART or visit our website at

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