No DART Bus Service on Thanksgiving Day; Regular Service Resumes on Friday

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2015 – DART statewide services, both fixed route and paratransit, will not operate on Thanksgiving Day. SEPTA Wilmington/Newark Line will operate on Thanksgiving Day with service to Claymont and Wilmington, operating on the Holiday Schedule which is the same as their normal Saturday/Sunday schedule. DART’s Transportation Store at the Wilmington Station will be closed on Thanksgiving 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.

Day After Thanksgiving, Friday, November 27, 2015 – DART will operate regular service on both fixed route and paratransit. SEPTA Wilmington/Newark Line will also operate regular service. The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), operates DART First State. For information on services statewide, please visit  or call 1-800-652-DART.

To view the formal release please click  this link DART Thanksgiving Service Schedule 2015


Wilmington Earth Day 2014

Celebrate Earth Day in Rodney Square during your lunch break on April 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors to this annual, rain-or-shine event will enjoy:

  • free native plants and other giveaways, while supplies last
  • exciting, free raffle items
  • dozens of vendors offering green products, services, and advice for the home, office and roadway
  • the debut of WILMAPCO’s new clean-air mascot
  • a fun kids craft
  • storytime inside the newly renovated Wilmington Public Library
  • a live radio broadcast by WJBR 99.5 FM
  • music and much more

Please click here to view photo galleries of past festivals.

The Wilmington Earth Day Celebration is conveniently located in Rodney Square near both a major bus depot and a train station. This gives visitors easy access to Earth-friendly, public transportation. The closest parking is approximately one block away at HyPark Garage. The cheapest parking is two blocks away at the Government Center Garage. This event is wheelchair accessible.


“Stuff the Bus” Food Drive Nets 11.4 Tons of Food For Delawareans In Need

DART First State’s 16th Annual “Stuff the Bus” Food Drive Nets 11.4 Tons of Food For Delawareans In Need


DART First State announced today that its 16th annual “Stuff the Bus” Thanksgiving Food Drive collected 11.4 tons (22,769 pounds) of food.  DART’s week-long food drive took place from November 12 to November 15 at Walmart in Milford, Acme in Dover, Acme in Fairfax Shopping Center, and Rodney Square in Wilmington.  The Food Bank of Delaware will distribute the donated food through its more than 500 hunger relief partners to Delaware residents in need.

This year’s donations of non-perishable food filled two 30-foot buses and surpassed last year’s by more than 1,170 pounds.  Donations were received from the general public, as well as businesses, schools, organizations, and state agencies throughout the entire State.  To see photos from the event, visit DART’s Flickr page.

Again this year, DART partnered with WAFL 97.7 FM and WNCL 101.3 FM, which are part of the Delmarva Broadcasting Company.  Thanks to staff and listeners of both radio stations, Stuff the Bus in Milford and Dover was a great success.  Also, we want to thank the WJBR 99.5 FM staff and listeners who helped to fill the bus in Rodney Square.

The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), operates DART First State.  For information on fixed route bus services statewide, please call 1-800-652-DART or visit

2013 Stuff The Bus Dates and Locations

DART First State Launches 16th Annual “Stuff The Bus”

Food Drive from November 12 to 15

to Collect Food to Help Delawareans in Need

DART First State today announced that it will hold the 16th annual “Stuff The Bus” Thanksgiving Food Drive throughout the State starting on November 12 and ending on November 15.  The public is invited to help “Stuff The Bus” by donating nonperishable food items such as canned goods, boxed cereal, and household products such as paper products, laundry detergents, and side dishes. The Food Bank of Delaware, located in Newark, will distribute the donated food via its more than 500 hunger-relief partners in Delaware.  Last year, the DART First State “Stuff the Bus” food drive stuffed two 30’ buses and collected 10.8 tons of food for Delawareans in need, thanks to the generosity of the public, including several schools and businesses.


“Stuff The Bus” 2013 will be collecting food at five sites throughout the State.  The site locations, collection dates, and times are:

Tuesday, November 12, Walmart, 939 N. DuPont Highway in Milford 8 AM – 6 PM


Acme, North Dover Center in Dover 8 AM – 6 PM

Wednesday, November 13, Acme, Fairfax Shopping Center, US 202 in Wilmington 8 AM – 5 PM

Thursday, November 14, Rodney Square (Market Street side) in Wilmington 7 AM – 5 PM

Friday, November 15, Rodney Square (Market Street side) in Wilmington 7 AM – 1 PM

            There will be live radio broadcasts with EAGLE 97.7 and COOL 101.3 all day long on Tuesday, at both the Walmart in Milford and Acme in Dover.  On Thursday at Rodney Square, WJBR will broadcast from 11 AM to 1 PM.

At each collection site, DART First State will be staffing an exhibit that will also provide public transit and food bank information to visitors.

DART First State 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

The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), operates DART First State.  For information on fixed route bus services statewide, please call

1-800-652-DART or visit

National Bike to School Day is May 16th!

Students ride their bikes into Reily Brown Elementary School

Dover — Biking to school helps kids stay physically active while lowering air pollution. That’s the message behind “National Bike To School Day,” which is being co-sponsored by the Delaware Department of Transportation on Thursday, May 16.

“If enough kids bike to school on a regular basis, we’ll help lower automobile emissions for the entire community. If enough kids do it, our environment will be better,” said DelDOT Safe Routes to School Coordinator Sarah Coakley.

Coakley notes that National Bike To School Day is part of Bike Month, which encourages people to ride their bikes and leave their cars at home. One of the many schools participating in National Bike To School Day is W. Reily Brown Elementary School in Dover which will have groups of student bicyclists riding in to school from rendezvous points along Nathaniel Mitchell Road in Rodney Village, and from Kesselring Avenue in Mayfair. Dover Police will provide an escort to help ensure a safe ride to school.

“Safety has always been a concern for parents. Whenever there is a group of kids biking to school, we recommend that at least one adult bicycles in with them,” said Coakley.

Coakley says bicycling to school not only keeps kids physically active, but keeps them mentally sharp.

“There have been several recent studies linking physical activity to better academic performance. Kids who stay active also perform better academically,” Coakley said.

Bring the family and celebrate Earth Day at DNS!

Celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day with DNS! Learn how to make every day Earth Day! As a tribute to Delaware’s Governor Russell W. Peterson, DEEC will host an Earth Day festival and offer free programs to educate the community and families about Delaware’s marshes and its residents, water quality and why the Christina River is important to northern Delaware.

Festival Activities: Composting demonstrations, canoe trips, hikes to a beaver lodge, live critters and creepy crawlies, catching fish and aquatic insects with nets, green living exhibitors, video chats (via Skype) with other parts of the world to see how they celebrate Earth Day, face painting and crafts, storytelling and music. Snacks will be available for purchase.

2nd Annual DNS Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 21, 11 am – 3 pm
DEEC, Wilmington Riverfront
1400 Delmarva Lane
Free and Fun for All Ages
Rain or Shine – See you there!

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