From DART First State: Delaware Transit Corporation Adjusting Bus Schedules To Connect With SEPTA Trains

Delaware Transit Corporation Adjusting Bus Schedules To Connect With SEPTA Trains 

Due to the disruption of the SEPTA Wilmington/Newark Line service, the Delaware Transit Corporation (DART) has implemented temporary adjustments to bus schedules for several DART routes to ensure connections with SEPTA trains currently operating on a temporary reduction of service resulting from the 120 Silverliner V commuter rail passenger cars recently taken out of service.

John Sisson, Chief Executive Officer of Delaware Transit Corporation said, “Adjustments had to be made to DART route schedules to maintain the critical link to and from Delaware, not just for Delawareans but for many regional customers of public transportation.”

To keep abreast of any changes, riders are encouraged to connect with SEPTA and DART Rider Alerts .

The adjustments to service will continue until further notice. 

Rt. 10:

PM trip from Amtrak Station

Current 5:40 trip will depart 5 minutes later; New Time 5:45 

Rt. 48:

AM trip leaving Amtrak Station

Current 7:35 trip will depart 5 minutes later; New Time 7:40

PM trips from DuPont Chestnut Run Plaza

Current 4:09 trip will depart 6 minutes earlier; New Time 4:03

Current 5:13 trip will depart 15 minutes earlier; New Time 4:58 

Rt 59:

PM trip from Wilmington Amtrak Station

Current 9:50 trip will depart 1 hour 15 minutes earlier; New Time 8:35 

PM trip from Newark Train Station

Current 2:00 trip will depart 5 minutes earlier; New Time 1:55

Current 9:10 trip will depart 1 hour 15 minutes earlier; New Time 7:55 

Rt. 62:

AM trips from Fairplay Train Station

Current 6:22 trip will depart 22 minutes earlier; New Time 6:00

Current 6:44 trip will depart 6 minutes later; New Time 6:50

Current 7:40 trip will depart 10 minutes later; New Time 7:50 

PM trips from JP Morgan Chase White Clay Center

Current 4:24 trip will depart 30 minutes earlier; New Time 3:54

Current 5:24 trip will depart 30 minutes earlier; New Time 4:54

Current 6:26 trip will depart 30 minutes earlier; New Time 5:56

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 www.DartFirstState.com.

DART Statewide Service Change Effective This Sunday

From Dart First State

Changes to DART Statewide Bus Service become effective Sunday, June 26, 2016.   The changes are more limited in scope than those initially proposed at public hearing workshops held in April. Based on customer feedback, DART will not proceed with some of the changes, while making modifications to others, most notably affecting bus routes 10 and 39 and the routes serving Christiana Mall. 

The proposed discontinuation of Route 10 service to Greenville and Centerville will not go forward. And Route 39, which was proposed for elimination, will continue with four trips; two into Wilmington at 6:10 AM and 6:40 AM and two back to Newark at 4:40 PM and 5 PM.  The original proposal to discontinue service to the Target stop at the Christiana Mall on commuter routes 33, 34, 40, 54 and 55 has been modified.  Routes 33 and 40 will continue to serve Target during off-peak hours on weekdays and all trips on weekend.  The Route 16 proposal to discontinue service to Fairfield, starting instead at the Newark Transit Hub, will go through, as low ridership in this segment supports the change, averaging just 22 riders over 13 trips per day; however, DART has committed to operate a temporary shuttle to connect to Route 16 at the Newark Municipal Building, giving the City of Newark needed time to adjust schedules on Unicity (see Route 16 below).  

The specific changes are (by County): 

New Castle County

Time changes on most routes to improve on-time performance and connections. 

Christiana Mall –To improve efficiency and on-time performance, Routes 34, 54 and 55 will not serve the Target stop at the Mall, while Routes 33 and 40 will serve this stop during off-peak weekday hours only (9 AM to 3 PM, and after 6 PM) and on weekends. Routes 5, 15, and 44 will continue to serve the Target stop on all trips, and all routes will continue to serve the Mall Park & Ride. Weekday service between the Mall and Downtown Wilmington will run every 15 minutes between Routes 33 and 40. 

Routes 3 & 17:  Routes will be combined into new Route 14 offering service approximately every 30 minutes during rush hours and every 60 minutes during mid-day and evenings.  The current Route 17’s unproductive segments of Holloway Terrace, Garfield Park and Southgate Industrial Park will no longer be served (Zenith will continue to be served).  After leaving Shoprite, route will travel north on Walnut St., left on 8th St., and right on Orange St. continuing the current Route 3 routing.  

Route 5:  Service will run every 15 minutes during rush hours, every 20 minutes during mid-day and every 30 minutes in the evening resulting in five extra roundtrips. Fairplay Station will no longer be served by this route. 

Route 6:   All trips will serve Prices Corner Park & Ride and service will run every 20 minutes during rush hours and every 30 minutes during mid-day and evenings.

Route 10:  Service will be extended until 9 PM and time changes will be made on most trips to improve connections to SEPTA trains at Wilmington’s Amtrak Station. 

Route 16:  Route will begin at Newark Transit Hub, no longer serving Fairfield*, Elkton Rd. at Suburban Plaza, instead staying on Park Place.  All trips will serve the I-95 Service Plaza. 

*DART will operate a temporary shuttle (through Sept. 2) from the stop adjacent to Fairfield Shopping Center to the Municipal Building at 6:47 AM and 7:27 AM, connecting to Route 16, and back in the afternoon from the Municipal Building at 5:07 PM and 5:47 PM. 

Routes 18 & 30:  Routes will no longer use Skyline Dr. due to low ridership, instead staying on New Linden Hill Rd. on all trips, resulting in minor time changes. 

Route 22:  Trip times will be staggered along US 13/DuPont Hwy. with Route 25, resulting in time changes and two additional roundtrips. 

Route 25:  Service to Delaware City will be maintained on majority of the trips; however, some trips will end at Wrangle Hill Park & Ride, resulting in minor time changes. 

Route 28:  Route will no longer serve the Experimental Station resulting in minor time changes. 

Route 33:  Service between Christiana Mall and Downtown Wilmington will operate every 30 minutes until 8 PM, with less frequent service thereafter, and will only serve the Target stop at the Mall during off-peak weekday hours and weekends, and no longer serve Continental Dr.  The routing in and out of Downtown Wilmington will change to be one directional, traveling I-95 to MLK Blvd. to Amtrak Station, north on Walnut St., left on 8th St., right on Orange St., left on 12th St. to access I-95 South back to Newark, no longer serving Rodney Square; closest stop is on Orange St. at 10th St. 

Route 34:  Route will have minor time changes and no longer serve the Target stop at the Mall. 

Route 39:  Route will be reinstated with two morning trips to Wilmington at 6:10 AM and 6:40 AM and two trips back to Newark at 4:40 PM and 5:00 PM.  The routing into downtown Wilmington will use the same routing as Routes 33 & 40. 

Route 40:  Service between Christiana Mall and Downtown Wilmington will operate every 30 minutes until 7:15 PM, with less frequent service thereafter, and will only serve the Target stop at the Mall during off-peak weekday hours and weekends.  The routing in and out of Downtown Wilmington will change to be one directional, traveling from I-95 to MLK Blvd. to Amtrak Station, north on Walnut St., left on 8th St., right on Orange St., left on 12th St. to access I-95 South back to Glasgow, no longer serving Rodney Square; closest stop is on Orange St. at 10th St. 

Route 41:  Route will be discontinued reallocating trips to Route 40 (see above) to increase trip frequency. 

Route 42:  Route will serve the I-95 Service Plaza on all trips. Service to Pencader Corporate Center will be discontinued. 

Route 43:  Route will have minor time changes to improve transfers with Routes 45 and 301. 

Route 44:  Trip times will be coordinated with available resources, resulting in a new schedule. 

Route 47:  The 7 AM trip from Amazon would be discontinued on weekdays and Saturdays. 

NEW Route 48:  New route will operate 4 morning express trips from Wilmington’s Amtrak Station to JP Morgan Chase Delaware Technology Center in Fairfax  and Chestnut Run Plaza, and 4 afternoon express trips back to train station coordinating with SEPTA train connections. 

Route 53:  Trip times will be coordinated with available resources, resulting in a new schedule. 

Route 54:  Route will have minor time changes and no longer serve the Target stop at the Mall.  With the increased efficiency, route will operate approximately every 45 minutes increasing the number of trips.  The first weekday trip from Newark will be extended from the Mall to Downtown Wilmington using the same routing as Routes 33 & 40 into downtown.   

Route 55:  Route will have minor time changes and no longer serve the Target stop at the Mall.  With the increased efficiency, route will operate approximately every 45 minutes increasing the number of trips.  The trips in and out of Wilmington will use the same routing as Routes 33 & 40. 

Route 59:  Route will add stops at the major employment centers of JPMC Morgan Christiana Center, Bank of America in Ogletown, and JPMC Iron Hill to connect with SEPTA train service between Newark, Fairplay and Wilmington Stations.  A trip has been added leaving Wilmington at 10:40 AM. 

Route 62:  Route will no longer serve Christiana Mall, DelTech, or travel Churchmans Rd., and instead serve White Clay Center on Ogletown Rd., JPMC Morgan Christiana Center and Fairplay Station.  Service has been changed to be timed with train arrivals/departures at Fairplay Station. 

Kent County and  Intercounty Service – no changes

Sussex County

Route 212:  Route will have minor time changes to improve on-time performance 

Route 215:  All trips will be extended south to serve Church St. in Rehoboth. 

Schedules are available online at www.DartFirstState.com. 

For information, call 1-800-652-DART or visit DartFirstState.com

 

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Join DART and RideShare Delaware in celebrating National Dump the Pump Day!

11th Annual National Dump the Pump Day to be Held on June 16  “Dump the Pump.  Ride Public Transit.”

National Dump the Pump Day is a day to highlight the many benefits of using public transportation.  Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) announced today that it will join over 150 public transit agencies nationwide participating in the 11th annual Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 16, to encourage the use to public transit.  From urban to suburban to rural communities, public transportation is a vital resource to Americans.  In fact, public transportation helps to make a community economically competitive.

Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2016 National Dump the Pump Day is a day that encourages people to ride public transportation.  Started in June 2006, when gas prices were $3 per gallon, this day emphasizes that public transportation is a convenient travel option that also helps people save money.  According to APTA’s June Transit Savings Report, individuals who ride public transit instead of driving can save, on average, more than $790 per month.

Public transportation is a cornerstone of local economies in urban, suburban and rural communities. In fact, every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns, powering community growth and revitalization.  Additionally, public transportation offers job access to millions of Americans since nearly 60 percent of trips taken on public transit are work commutes.

WHAT: 11th Annual National Dump the Pump Day

WHERE: Delaware Transit Corporation-RIDESHARE Delaware and transit agencies nationwide

WHEN: Thursday, June 16, 2016

So DTC encourages Delawareans to join millions of others across the country as they save money by riding public transportation during National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 16.  Or if you are a frequent rider, take a friend along and remind them that using DART can save you big bucks if you “Dump the Pump” during your daily commute.

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 www.DartFirstState.com

Update on DART’s June Service Change

Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) today announced changes to DART Statewide Bus Services to become effective Sunday, June 26, 2016.   The changes are more limited in scope than those initially proposed at public hearing workshops held in April. Based on customer feedback, DART has decided not to proceed with some of the changes, while making modifications to others, most notably affecting bus routes 10 and 39 and the routes serving Christiana Mall.

The proposed discontinuation of Route 10 service to Greenville and Centerville will not go forward. And Route 39, which was proposed for elimination, will continue with four trips; two into Wilmington at 6:10 AM and 6:40 AM and two back to Newark at 4:40 PM and 5 PM.  The original proposal to discontinue service to the Target stop at the Christiana Mall on commuter routes 33, 34, 40, 54 and 55 has been modified.  Routes 33 and 40 will continue to serve Target during off-peak hours on weekdays and all trips on weekend.  The Route 16 proposal to discontinue service to Fairfield, starting instead at the Newark Transit Hub, will go through.  While comments were received opposing this change, the low ridership in this segment supports the change, with an average of 22 riders over 13 trips per day. 

The specific approved changes are (by County):

New Castle County

Time changes on most routes to improve on-time performance and connections.

Christiana Mall –To improve efficiency and on-time performance, Routes 34, 54 and 55 will not serve the Target stop at the Mall, while Routes 33 and 40 will serve this stop during off-peak weekday hours only (9 AM to 3 PM, and after 6 PM) and on weekends. Routes 5, 15, and 44 will continue to serve the Target stop on all trips, and all routes will continue to serve the Mall Park & Ride. Weekday service between the Mall and Downtown Wilmington will run every 15 minutes between Routes 33 and 40.

Routes 3 & 17:  Routes will be combined into new Route 14 offering service approximately every 30 minutes during rush hours and every 60 minutes during mid-day and evenings.  The current Route 17’s unproductive segments of Holloway Terrace, Garfield Park and Southgate Industrial Park will no longer be served (Zenith will continue to be served).  After leaving Shoprite, route will travel north on Walnut St., left on 8th St., and right on Orange St. continuing the current Route 3 routing.

Route 5:  Service will run every 15 minutes during rush hours, every 20 minutes during mid-day and every 30 minutes in the evening resulting in five extra roundtrips. Fairplay Station will no longer be served by this route.

Route 6:   All trips will serve Prices Corner Park & Ride and service will run every 20 minutes during rush hours and every 30 minutes during mid-day and evenings.

Route 10:  Service will be extended until 9 PM and time changes will be made on most trips to improve connections to SEPTA trains at Wilmington’s Amtrak Station.

Route 16:  Route will begin at Newark Transit Hub, no longer serving Fairfield, Elkton Rd. at Suburban Plaza, instead staying on Park Place.  All trips will serve the I-95 Service Plaza.

Routes 18 & 30:  Routes will no longer use Skyline Dr. due to low ridership, instead staying on New Linden Hill Rd. on all trips, resulting in minor time changes.

Route 22:  Trip times will be staggered along US 13/DuPont Hwy. with Route 25, resulting in time changes and two additional roundtrips.

Route 25:  Service to Delaware City will be maintained on majority of the trips; however, some trips will end at Wrangle Hill Park & Ride, resulting in minor time changes.

Route 28:  Route will no longer serve the Experimental Station resulting in minor time changes.

Route 33:  Service between Christiana Mall and Downtown Wilmington will operate every 30 minutes until 8 PM, with less frequent service thereafter, and will only serve the Target stop at the Mall during off-peak weekday hours and weekends, and no longer serve Continental Dr.  The routing in and out of Downtown Wilmington will change to be one directional, traveling I-95 to MLK Blvd. to Amtrak Station, north on Walnut St., left on 8th St., right on Orange St., left on 12th St. to access I-95 South back to Newark, no longer serving Rodney Square; closest stop is on Orange St. at 10th St.

Route 34:  Route will have minor time changes and no longer serve the Target stop at the Mall.

Route 39:  Route will be reinstated with two morning trips to Wilmington at 6:10 AM and 6:40 AM and two trips back to Newark at 4:40 PM and 5:00 PM.  The routing into downtown Wilmington will use the same routing as Routes 33 & 40.

Route 40:  Service between Christiana Mall and Downtown Wilmington will operate every 30 minutes until 7:15 PM, with less frequent service thereafter, and will only serve the Target stop at the Mall during off-peak weekday hours and weekends.  The routing in and out of Downtown Wilmington will change to be one directional, traveling from I-95 to MLK Blvd. to Amtrak Station, north on Walnut St., left on 8th St., right on Orange St., left on 12th St. to access I-95 South back to Glasgow, no longer serving Rodney Square; closest stop is on Orange St. at 10th St.

Route 41:  Route will be discontinued reallocating trips to Route 40 (see above) to increase trip frequency.

Route 42:  Route will serve the I-95 Service Plaza on all trips. Service to Pencader Corporate Center will be discontinued.

Route 43:  Route will have minor time changes to improve transfers with Routes 45 and 301.

Route 44:  Trip times will be coordinated with available resources, resulting in a new schedule.

Route 47:  The 7 AM trip from Amazon would be discontinued on weekdays and Saturdays.

NEW Route 48:  New route will operate 4 morning express trips from Wilmington’s Amtrak Station to JP Morgan Chase Delaware Technology Center in Fairfax  and Chestnut Run Plaza, and 4 afternoon express trips back to train station coordinating with SEPTA train connections.

Route 53:  Trip times will be coordinated with available resources, resulting in a new schedule.

Route 54:  Route will have minor time changes and no longer serve the Target stop at the Mall.  With the increased efficiency, route will operate approximately every 45 minutes increasing the number of trips.  The first weekday trip from Newark will be extended from the Mall to Downtown Wilmington using the same routing as Routes 33 & 40 into downtown.

Route 55:  Route will have minor time changes and no longer serve the Target stop at the Mall.  With the increased efficiency, route will operate approximately every 45 minutes increasing the number of trips.  The trips in and out of Wilmington will use the same routing as Routes 33 & 40.

Route 59:  Route will add stops at the major employment centers of JPMC Morgan Christiana Center, Bank of America in Ogletown, and JPMC Iron Hill to connect with SEPTA train service between Newark, Fairplay and Wilmington Stations.  A trip has been added leaving Wilmington at 10:40 AM.

Route 62:  Route will no longer serve Christiana Mall, DelTech, or travel Churchmans Rd., and instead serve White Clay Center on Ogletown Rd., JPMC Morgan Christiana Center and Fairplay Station.  Service has been changed to be timed with train arrivals/departures at Fairplay Station.

Kent County and  Intercounty Service – no changes

Sussex County

Route 212:  Route will have minor time changes to improve on-time performance

Route 215:  All trips will be extended south to serve Church St. in Rehoboth.

Online route schedules will be available in early June, and the printed pocket schedules will be available in mid-June.

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 www.DartFirstState.com  or call 1-800-652-DART.

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

 

DART 4th of July Schedule

 

As the Independence Day holiday weekend approaches, DART will be operating our buses as follows:

Thursday, July 2, 2015 – DART services, both fixed route and paratransit operate regular Thursday service, with the exception of the Route 305-Beach Connection, which will operate its Friday schedule. SEPTA Wilmington/Newark line will also operate regular weekday service.

Friday, July 3, 2015 – DART services, both fixed route and paratransit, and SEPTA Wilmington/Newark line operate on a Saturday schedule. DART’s Transportation Store at the Wilmington Train Station will be open from 8 AM to 2:30 PM.

Independence Day, Saturday, July 4, 2015 – DART services, both fixed route and paratransit, will not operate, with the exception of the Resort Transit Routes 201-208, operating 7 days a week through September 13, its related paratransit services, and the Route 305- Beach Connection. SEPTA Wilmington/Newark line operates regular Saturday service. DART’s Transportation Store at the Wilmington Train Station will be closed. 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.

Sunday, July 5, 2015 – DART and SEPTA Wilmington/Newark line operate regular Sunday service.

Ride Bus Route 12 or Wilmington Trolley Route 32 to the Shipyard Summer Concert Series Starting July 2

The sounds of live music and family entertainment return to the Riverfront as the 2015 Shipyard Summer Concert Series begins on July 2 and runs for 8 weeks. This free concert series is held on Thursday evenings from 7 PM to 8:30 PM at Dravo Plaza, which is located on Justison Street next to the Shipyard Center. So, take DART’s Bus Route 12 or the Wilmington Trolley Route 32 as the Riverfront kicks off July 2 with a New Orleans Jazz and Dixie Land Band, The Barbone Street Band. While you are there, visit our DART table for the latest bus information.

10th Annual National Dump the Pump Day to be Held on June 18 “Dump the Pump. Ride Public Transit.”

With the continued fluctuation of gas prices, Delaware Transit Corporation – DART First State announced today that it will join over 150 public transit agencies nationwide to participate in the 10th annual Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 18. This year’s slogan is “Dump the Pump.  Ride Public Transit.”

 

Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2015 National Dump the Pump Day is a day that encourages people to ride public transportation to take them where they need to go, instead of driving a car.  Started in June 2006, when gas prices were $3 per gallon, this day emphasizes that public transportation is a convenient travel option that also helps people save money.  According to APTA’s June Transit Savings Report, individuals who ride public transit instead of driving can save, on average, more than $794 per month.

 

Public transportation is a cornerstone of local economies in urban, suburban and rural communities. In fact, every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns, powering community growth and revitalization.

 

WHAT: 10th Annual National Dump the Pump Day

WHERE: Delaware Transit Corporation- DART First State and transit agencies nationwide

WHEN: Thursday, June 18, 2015

 

So join millions of others across the country as they save money by riding public transportation during National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 18. Or if you are a frequent rider, take a friend along and remind them that using public transportation can save you big bucks if you “Dump the Pump” during your daily commute.

 

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 www.DartFirstState.com.

Major Detour in Downtown Wilmington on December 15, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 6 PM

A large protest will close King Street from 8th Street to 2nd Street, and 4th Street from Market Street to Walnut Street.

 

Listed below are the affected bus stops, routes and alternate boarding locations:

 

10th at Market – Routes 2, 6, 10, 11, 12, 20, 21, 28, 35, 38 – Board on Orange Street at 10th or 12th Streets.

 

King at 9th, 8th, 6th & 3rd  – Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 33, 34, 40, 41, 42, 45, 54, 55 & 301 – Board on Shipley between 10th and 9th Streets or board on Shipley at 4th Street.

 

4th at Shipley – Routes 4, 5, 24 – Board on Shipley at 4th Street

 

Walnut at 5th  – Routes 2, 6, 10, 11, 12, 20, 21, 28, 35, 38 – Board on 2nd Street at French Street.

 

French at 9th  – Routes 2, 6, 10, 11, 12, 20, 21, 28, 35, 38 – Board on Orange St. at 8th or 10th Street.

Changes to DART Bus Service in New Castle County Approved for January Implementation

Changes to DART Bus Service in New Castle County

Approved for January Implementation

 

 

John Sisson, Chief Executive Officer of Delaware Transit Corporation, announced that the proposed changes to DART’s Fixed Route Bus Service in New Castle County have been approved to become effective Sunday, January 18, 2015.

 

Below are the changes.  Bold, italic type indicates a change from or an addition to the original proposal based on public comments:

 

Minor time changes on most routes to improve on-time performance.

 

Route 5 – will turn from Orange St. to 9th St. serving the bus stop on 9th St. at Market St., two blocks from Rodney Square.  Eight one-way trips will be added to afternoon bus service to increase frequencies from 30 minutes to every 20 minutes.

 

Route 6 – Twenty-two one-way trips will be added to alleviate overcrowding, improve schedule reliability, and increase frequencies from Prices Corner to Wilmington from 20 minutes to every 15 minutes, and from Newark to Prices Corner from 40 minutes to every 30 minutes.

 

Route 7 – will continue to serve Wilmington’s Riverfront, Hedgeville area, St. Elizabeth’s School & Parish, and St. Francis Hospital; providing new, direct service to Trolley Square, ACME and Lincoln Towers, no longer serving Pennsylvania Ave. or Rodney Square.

 

Route 16 – will provide added service at the I-95 Service Plaza for employment access at 6:45 AM inbound from Newark to Wilmington, and 4:33 PM outbound from Wilmington to Newark.

 

Route 19 – will be combined with Route 36 to form a NEW Route 18 that will operate between Pike Creek and Wilmington along Faulkland, Milltown and Limestone Rds. with connections at Prices Corner Park & Ride.  The combination of the two routes allows for more frequent service.  Express service between Pike Creek and Wilmington will continue on Route 30.

 

Routes 17, 22, 25 – will access downtown via Walnut Street instead of Orange Street, turning on 12th Street back to King Street.

 

Route 25 – routing change to Delaware City via Tybouts Corner Park & Ride, no longer serving DE 9 and Hamburg Road, but will instead use US 13/DE 1 and DE 72, eliminating conflicts with freight train movements on DE 9 that have affected schedule reliability.  On weekdays, route will provide service to DART Mid-County Wrangle Hill Park & Ride and new DMV facility on all trips that serve Delaware City.

 

Route 28 – all trips will provide local service to A.I DuPont Hospital/Nemours Clinic from Trolley Square using Augustine Bridge to 18th St. to Broom St., discontinuing service along Augustine Cutoff from 18th St. to Rockland Rd.

 

Route 34 – all trips from Marrows Rd. will be replaced by Route 55, no longer turning around in White Chapel community, and allowing Route 34 to provide more direct service between Newark and Christiana, serving Comcast/Wakefield Drive, University Plaza, Old Main St. in downtown Christiana to Christiana Mall, with some trips extending into Wilmington.

 

Route 36 – will be combined with Route 19 to form a NEW Route 18 that will operate between Pike Creek and Wilmington along Faulkland, Milltown and Limestone Rds. with connections at Prices Corner Park & Ride.  The combination of the two routes allows for more frequent service.  Milltown Rd. west of Limestone Rd. to Kirkwood Hwy. will no longer be served.

 

Route 42 – will provide service to the I-95 Service Plaza for employment access at 6:55 AM inbound from Peoples Plaza to Wilmington, and 5:00 PM outbound from Wilmington to Peoples Plaza.

 

Route 44NEW route will convert existing “Not In Service” buses to become express buses between DART Mid-County Wrangle Hill Park & Ride and new DMV facility to Christiana Mall.

 

Route 45 – will begin and end at Amazon Distribution in Middletown.

 

Route 55 – Split the existing Route 55 into two segments for schedule reliability: Glasgow – Newark (NEW Route 46); Newark – Christiana Mall (Route 55), with some trips extending into Wilmington.

 

NEW Route 46 will run from Peoples Plaza/US 40 to DE 896 to S. College Ave. to Newark Transit Hub, connecting to Route 55 at the Newark Transit Hub.

 

Route 55 will replace Route 34 service along Marrows Rd.  Route path will be Christiana Mall to Old Baltimore Pk., Library Ave. to Chestnut Hill Rd. to Marrows Rd. to Wyoming Dr. back to Library Ave.  Service to the Marrows Rd. community will increase by expanding weekday hours to 9:30 PM and introducing Saturday service to this area from 6:30 AM to 8 PM.

 

Route 59 – Additional bus service between Newark and Wilmington connecting to/from SEPTA Wilmington/Newark line will begin December 15.

 

Bus Departs     Churchmans          Bus Arrives          NB Train Departs

Newark                  Crossing           Wilmington            Wilmington

2:00 PM                  2:15 PM               2:35 PM                 2:45 PM

9:15 PM                   9:30 PM               9:45 PM                 9:58 PM

 

SB Train Arrives Bus Departs                        Churchmans                       Bus Arrives

Wilmington           Wilmington              Crossing              Newark

2:28 PM                 2:40 PM                       2:55 PM              3:10 PM

9:38 PM                 9:45 PM                       10:00 PM           10:15 PM

 

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 www.DartFirstState.com.

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

No DART Bus Service on Thanksgiving Day;

Regular Service Resumes on Friday

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 2014– DART statewide services, both fixed route and paratransit, will not operate on Thanksgiving Day.  SEPTA Wilmington/Newark train service will operate on its weekend schedule.

Day After Thanksgiving, Friday, November 28, 2014 – DART will operate regular service on both fixed route and paratransit.  SEPTA Wilmington/Newark train service 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 fixed route bus services statewide, please call

1-800-652-DART or visit www.DartFirstState.com.