DART’s Approved Service Changes for May 20, 2018

Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) announced changes to DART Statewide Bus Services have been approved to become effective Sunday, May 20, 2018. Below are the changes by County. Bold type indicates a change from or an addition to the original proposal based on public comments.

New Castle County

All routes may have minor schedule adjustments to improve on-time performance and connections.
Route 2: A NEW Sunday morning round trip will be added departing Amtrak Station at 7:53 AM, and departing Brandywine Town Center at 8:49 AM.
Route 6: A NEW Sunday morning round trip will be added departing Amtrak Station at 7:53 AM, and departing Newark Transit Hub at 8:52 AM.
Route 13: Downtown routing from Tri-State Mall will stay on King St. from 13th St. to 2nd St. serving the stop on King St. at 10th St. (Library) and no longer serving French St. at 8th St.* In the other direction, to Tri-State Mall, the bus will travel Walnut St. to 8th St. to Orange St., serving the stops on 8th St. at King St. and Orange St. at 10th St., no longer serving French St. at 9th St.* Buses will continue through Downtown via Orange St., 13th St., Market St., 15th St., French St., and 16th St. *Route 31 will continue to serve the French St. stops.
Route 15: Routing changes to Christiana Mall along DE 58 near Delaware Tech to address safety issues.
Route 18: Rush hour trips currently leaving Polly Drummond Shopping Center at 6:47 AM and 7:17 AM will become express trips operating non-stop from Milltown Rd & Newport-Gap Pk. to Walnut St. at 3rd St., and the departure times will shift to 6:45 AM and 7:10 AM; rush hour trips leaving Naamans Rd. at 4:05 PM and 4:45 PM trips will become express trips, skipping Amtrak Station and operating non-stop from King St at 3rd St. to Milltown Rd & Newport-Gap Pk. The current 4:28 and 5:08 PM trips at Rodney Square to Pike Creek will depart at 4:38 and 5:13 PM. The last trip from Pike Creek departing at 6:35 PM will be extended to Foulk and Naamans Roads.
Route 28: The PM rush hour routing will be revised to address a recent “no left turn” restriction at the intersection of Rockland Road and Park Drive. Buses will depart Astra-Zeneca and serve A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Nemours Clinic and J.P. Morgan before heading into Wilmington.
Route 43: Routing will be revised from Odessa Park & Ride to Amazon for faster service.
Route 47: Routing will be revised in Middletown for faster service to Amazon.
Route 55: Weekday schedule will improve to operate every 40 minutes resulting in two NEW round trips.

Kent County

All routes may have minor schedule adjustments to improve on-time performance and connections.
Route 102: Eden Hill Medical Center will be served.
Route 119: Route will be discontinued due to low ridership and service duplication; Luther Village is served by Route 106; Luther Towers is served by Route 109; Dover Bayhealth is served by Routes 105 and 303; Eden Hill will be served by Route 102; and Modern Maturity Center is served by Route 102.

Sussex County

All routes may have minor schedule adjustments to improve on-time performance and connections.
Route 206: Service will begin/end at the Lewes Transit Center. Connections will be available to Rehoboth (Route 201), to Dewey (Route 203) and to Lewes (Route 204).
NEW Route 210: will serve Downtown Milford, Airport Rd., Boys & Girls Club, Veterans Home, Walmart and Milford Memorial Hospital, operating hourly on weekdays from 6 AM to 10 PM, connecting with Route 303 and new Route 307 at Walmart.
Route 212: NEW Saturday service will operate seven round trips from 10 AM to 9:45 PM.
Route 215: Route will be combined with seasonal Beach Bus Route 207 serving Burton Village, Rehoboth Park & Ride, DE 24 to Pots Nets, Long Neck, Pot Nets and Massey’s Landing to Millsboro; service will double from 5 round trips to 10 round trips operating from 5:30 AM to 11 PM; NEW Saturday service to be added.

Intercounty

All routes may have minor schedule adjustments to improve on-time performance and connections.
Route 301: A NEW weekday, mid-day round trip will be added.
Route 302: A minor routing change will be made in Middletown for faster service to Amazon.
Route 303: Most express trips will be discontinued; 8 round trips will operate with connections to new Route 210 at Milford Walmart.
NEW Route 307: Weekday express, limited stop service between Lewes and Dover serving Lewes TransitCenter; Milford Walmart; DelDOT/DMV Danner Campus and Dover Transit Center, with 5 weekday roundtrips.

Seasonal Beach Bus Service

Weekend Service begins May 5 from 10 AM to 11 PM on 201 Red Line between Lewes Transit Center (LTC) and Rehoboth Boardwalk every 20 minutes, and 204 Yellow Line between LTC and downtown Lewes/Ferry Terminal every 30 minutes.
Daily Beach Bus Service begins Monday, May 21:
201 Red Line– LTC to Rehoboth to operate every 10-30 minutes depending on time of day, approx. 5:30 AM to 2 AM.
203 Orange Line– LTC to Dewey to operate every 30 minutes from 8:30 AM to 1:30 AM
204 Yellow Line– LTC to Downtown Lewes/Ferry Terminal to operate every 30 minutes from 7 AM to 2 AM.
206 Green Line– LTC to Georgetown to operate six weekend trips between 7 AM and 10 PM.
208 Blue Line– Rehoboth Park & Ride to Dewey, Bethany, Ocean City, MD to operate every 2 hours, 8 AM to 2 AM.
215 Purple Line– Rehoboth to Long Neck/Millsboro to operate 10 trips from 5:30 AM to 11 PM.
305 Magenta Line– Wilmington to Rehoboth providing 3 round trips on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Friday evening service will be discontinued as service will be available via Route 301 and new Route 307.
Beginning September 10, Routes 201, 204, 206, 212 and 215 will operate year round Monday through Saturday.

DART’s Public Hearing Schedule for June Service Changes

Public Hearing Workshops for 6/17 Start of Kent & NCC Fixed Route Bus Services

Wilmington — Delaware Transit Corporation will conduct four Public Hearing Workshops to obtain comments on proposed changes to DART First State Fixed Route Bus Service for Kent and New Castle Counties to become effective Sunday, June 17, 2012.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012;11:30 AM to 1:30 PM & 5 PM to 7 PM
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor Auditorium
820 N. French Street, Wilmington

Wednesday, April 11, 2012; 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
DelDOT Admin. Bldg., Farmington/Felton Room
800 Bay Road (US 113), Dover

Thursday, April 12, 2012; 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
WILMAPCO, 850 Library Ave., Suite 100, Newark

The proposal calls for (by County)

New Castle County
Downtown Rodney Square; To ensure passenger safety, increase service efficiencies, decrease overall traffic congestion and ease traffic flow, bus routes will be rerouted in the downtown Wilmington area to no longer serve Rodney Square on 10th St., 11th St., or King St.

Bus Routes that operate from Amtrak Station, 2, 6, 10, 11, 12, 16, 20, 21, 28, 35, 38, 45, and 301, including Route 7, would no longer serve the stop on 10th St. at Rodney Square. These bus routes would continue to stop on French St. at 9th St., adjacent to the Carvel State Office Building; and would then proceed north on French St. to left on 12th St. to serve a new stop on 12th St. between King and Market Sts. These routes would no longer stop on 11th St. at Rodney Square, but would instead stop on King St. between 10th and 9th Sts., adjacent to the Wilmington Library.

The Orange Street Bus Routes 15, 17, 19, 24, 30, 33, 34, 36, 39, 40, 41, 42, 54, and 55 would turn right from Orange St. on to 9th St. and proceed to King St., making a right turn and serving the bus stop on King St. at 8th St.

Bus Routes 4, 5, 22, 23 and 25 would turn right from Orange St. to 10th St., and proceed to Shipley St. DART would implement a bus stop on Shipley St. between 10th and 9th Sts. to accommodate these buses. DART Routes 1, 3 and 9 would stop on King St. between 12th and 11th Sts. (at the former U.S. Post Office).

Time adjustments would be made accordingly on routes listed above.

Other proposed changes include:
Route 1; the first trip would be extended to begin at Tri-State Mall at 4:54 AM to alleviate overcrowding.

Route 4; the four trips that currently serve Agilent Technologies (6:45 AM, 7:53 AM, 3:25 PM, 4:43 PM) would no longer go onsite, but would continue to serve the stop on Centerville Rd. at the entrance. These trips would then be extended to Prices Corner. In the reverse direction, new stops would be served along Centerville Rd.

Route 12; route would be extended to the Riverfront, providing weekday service from 6 AM to 11 PM. The bus would not serve Wilmington Amtrak Station on its way to the Riverfront (passengers could access the station from the bus stop on 2nd Street between King and Market Streets), but would serve it coming back from the Riverfront. Mid-day frequency to the Riverfront would be every 30 minutes; Saturday service would be expanded to the Riverfront hourly until 8 PM.

Route 17; the following four low performing trips from Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution would be discontinued: 9:24 AM, 1:25 PM, 2:27 PM and 4:30 PM.

Route 20; Service would be added to Chestnut Run at 6:50 AM, 7:16 AM, 4:10 PM; and discontinued at 3:38 PM.

Route 24; route path would now proceed on W. 4th Street, across Greenhill Ave., right on Gray Ave., right on W. 5th Street to Greenhill Ave. and back to 4th Street, no longer serving 7th St., Woodlawn Ave. or Pennsylvania Ave.

Route 25; Service to Delaware City would be discontinued on the following low performing weekday trips: 9:10 AM, 9:40 AM, 10:05 AM, 7:28 PM, 8:29 PM; From Delaware City at 9:46 AM, 7:29 PM, 8:38 PM, and 10:33 PM.

Route 31 Newark Trolley; bus route would be discontinued due to historically low ridership.

Route 32 Wilmington Trolley; the Riverfront would now be served by Route 12. The Trolley would continue to serve Market St. from 13th Street to 2nd St. and would now serve Amtrak Station with increased frequencies, every 10 minutes on weekdays; every 20 minutes on Saturdays.

Kent County
Route 104; minor time changes

Route 106; route would no longer serve Base Housing, but would continue serving the stop at the entrance of Dover Air Force Base Visitors Center.

Route 107; the alignment through Clearview Meadows would be discontinued, eliminating the bus stop at Luther Village.

Intercounty Service
Route 301; minor changes due to rerouting in downtown Wilmington area (refer to 2nd bullet under NCC).

The proposal is available for public review at most libraries, state service centers and at the reception desks of DART First State offices and the DelDOT Administration Building in Dover, and online at www.DartFirstState.com.

At the hearing, a hearing reporter will officially transcribe comments intended for the record by the public. People unable to attend may send their comments toDART First State Public Hearing, P.O. Box 1670, Wilmington, DE 19899-1670

Comments can also be e-mailed through the DART website at www.DartFirstState.com/publichearing. All written and emailed comments must be received by April 13, 2012.

Persons having hearing disabilities who need interpreters should contact the Delaware Transit Corporation in writing by April 3, 2012 at the address previously provided for public hearing comments.

The Delaware Transit Corporation has the legal authority in Delaware for initiating public transit service changes as defined in Title 2 Chapter 13 section 1309 of the Delaware Code.