DART: Notice of Public Hearing Workshops on Sept 19, 20 and 21


Delaware Transit Corporation will conduct Public Hearing Workshops to obtain comments on proposed changes to DART First State Statewide Fixed Route Bus Service to become effective Sunday, December 4, 2011.

Monday, September 19, 2011 – 3 PM to 4:30 PM
DelDOT Admin. Bldg., Farmington/Felton Room
800 Bay Road (US 113), Dover

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 – 3 PM to 4:30 PM
DelTech Owens Campus – William A. Carter Partnership Center, Room 535C
Seashore Highway (Route 18/404) & US 113, Georgetown

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 – 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor Auditorium
820 N. French Street, Wilmington

The proposal calls for (by County):

New Castle County:

* Routes 1, 4, 5, 6, 15, 17, 20, 22, 23, 25, 28, 41, 42 – minor time changes

* Route 5 – route would use Adams Street from Maryland Avenue to 4th Street instead of Madison Street.

* Route 15 – service to Creekwood Office Park would be discontinued at the following times: from Wilmington at 8:05 a.m., 5:03 p.m., 5:33 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.; to Wilmington at 7:17 a.m., 7:47 a.m., 8:17 a.m., 8:47 a.m., 4:41 p.m. and 5:47 p.m.

* Route 17 – all trips would now serve the Shoprite in the Christina Crossing Shopping Center.

* Route 20 (addition to original proposal) –trips currently serving Barley Mill Plaza would instead serve Chestnut Run.

* Route 22 – Saturday service would now operate every 60 minutes instead of 90 minutes.

* Route 23 – Saturday trips would no longer serve the Wilton loop (see Route 22 for increased frequency).

* Route 25 – As part of the one-year pilot service, made available through the DNREC Community Environmental Project Fund, the following improvements would be made: a one-way trip would be added weekdays leaving Delaware City at 10:46 a.m.; Saturday trips would now serve Tybouts Corner, Delaware City Refinery and Delaware City; all Saturday trips would now operate every 60 minutes instead of 90 minutes.

* Route 28 – all trips from Wilmington would serve Nemours Clinic before A.I. DuPont Hospital; trips to Wilmington would serve A.I. DuPont Hospital before Nemours Clinic.

* Route 41 – for the trips that currently serve Christiana Mall, the bus would no longer serve the stop at Target, but would continue to serve the Christiana Mall Park & Ride.

* Route 65 – a round trip would be added leaving the Newark Hub at 10:42 a.m. and leaving Elkton, MD at 11:19 a.m.

Kent County:

* Route 107 – minor time changes

Sussex County:

* Route 212 – would no longer serve Coverdale; schedule times would be adjusted accordingly. The following bus stops would be eliminated: Coverdale Church of Christ, Coverdale Rd. at Jones Dogwood Dr., Coverdale Rd. at Nate Turner Street.

Intercounty Service:

* Route 301 – Pilot Saturday service – two round trips with limited stops would operate leaving Dover at 9 a.m. and 2:21 p.m.; leaving Wilmington at 12 p.m. and 4:37 p.m.

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 to:
DART First State Public Hearing
P.O. Box 1670
Wilmington, DE 19899-1670

Comments can also be e-mailed through DART’s website at www.DartFirstState.com/publichearing. All written and e-mailed comments must be received by September 22, 2011.

Persons having hearing disabilities who need interpreters should contact the Delaware Transit Corporation in writing by September 12 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.