Delaware Transit Corporation to hold a public workshop to discuss proposed changes to DART Statewide Bus Services

WILMINGTON – The Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) is hosting Public Hearing Workshops to provide input and comments on proposed changes to DART Statewide Bus Services to become effective May 19, 2019. 

Wilmington Public Library, The Commons, 10 East 10th St., Wilmington, 19801 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

11 AM to 1 PM

 5 PM to 7 PM

WILMAPCO, The Tower at Star Campus, 100 Discovery Blvd., Suite 800, Newark, 19713

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

4 PM to 6 PM

The workshop will begin as an open house (approx. 30 mins), allowing attendees to view proposed schedules, interact with staff, receive clarification, and fill out comment forms.  The remainder of the workshop will include a presentation of the proposed service changes, followed by public testimony for those wishing to provide comments to the audience, and to the hearing reporter.  Attendees may also provide comments privately to the hearing reporter during the open house or following public testimony.

For your convenience, a summary of proposed changes, specific schedules, and bus stops are available for review online at DartFirstState.com, at the reception desks of DART Administrative Offices, and at the Wilmington, Dover and Georgetown Libraries.  For information on an alternative format, please call (302) 760-2827.

We also welcome comments sent to DART First State Public Hearing, 119 Lower Beech St., Wilmington, DE 19805-4440 or online at DartFirstState.com/publichearing by March 12, 2019.

If an accommodation such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired or a language translator is needed, please call (302) 760-2827, one week in advance.

The proposal summary:

New Castle County Based on zero or very low ridership, DTC is proposing the removal and consolidation of a number of bus stops throughout New Castle County.  Schedule times on some routes would be adjusted to improve on-time performance and connections.  Please view schedule proposal or visit DartFirstState.com for a complete listing of the bus stops being proposed for removal, as well as specific route schedules.

Route 2:  Weekday service would be improved to operate every 20 minutes between 6 AM and 7 PM.

Route 6:  Weekday service would be improved to operate every 20 minutes between 8 AM and 3 PM, and additionally from Newark between 4:50 PM and 6:10 PM.

Route 8:  Saturday service would operate every 55 minutes instead of every 45 minutes to improve on-time performance.

Route 13:  More weekday trips would serve Airport Plaza Shopping Center during the morning and afternoon rush hours. 

Route 15:  The “Limited Stop” designation of one weekday trip in each direction would be removed so all stops on New Castle Ave. between Cherry Lane and Walnut Street would be served.  These same trips would no longer serve New Castle Ave. between Moores Lane and Landers Lane as service would be revised to serve Jefferson Farms on all trips.

Route 33:  Seven existing trips would be extended to serve Fairplay Station to connect with SEPTA trains, replacing Route 59 service.

Route 35:  Weekday trip times would be adjusted to complement proposed Route 2 service improvements.

Route 40:  The last weekday trip from Wilmington would operate via DE 7 to Glasgow.

Route 59:  Route would be discontinued due to low ridership.  Route 33 provides trip opportunities and connections between Wilmington, Fairplay and Newark Train Stations.

Intercounty

Route 301:  Express trips leaving Wilmington would serve the bus stop on King St. at 8th St.

 

DTC Marketing & Public Affairs

Julie.Theyerl@state.de.us

(302) 576-6005

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