Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) will implement the DART Statewide Bus Service Change on Sunday, March 20, 2022.
After receiving customer feedback and conducting two virtual Public Hearing Workshops, DART listened to its customers and the public, and as a result, some changes were made to the original proposal. The following are the approved service changes to be implemented. Modifications to original proposal are designated in italicized and bold text:
Proposed Changes by Route include:
New Castle County
The following Routes will have schedule adjustments to improve on-time performance:
Weekdays – 4, 5, 6, 10, 13, 15, 25, 31, 33, 37, 40, 42, 46, 54, 55, 61 and 64
Weekends – 4, 8, 13, 15, 33, and 64 and 301
Route 9 – Timing adjustments will be made to accommodate weekday shift times at the new Amazon facility at Boxwood Road.
Routes 10 and 15 – Route 10 Saturday service to Reads Way and Route 15 Saturday and Sunday service to Reads Way will be discontinued due to low ridership and most businesses not being open on weekends. Service will continue along Commons Blvd.
Routes 13 and 61 – The Tri State Mall bus stop and Park and Ride will not be served due to the property redevelopment. Route 13 trips will continue the detour routing to begin and end on Naamans Road at Montclair Drive near Northtowne Plaza. Route 61 will continue to circle around Society Drive before heading to Brandywine Commons or Claymont Station.
Route 25 – Trips heading to Wrangle Hill will be rerouted through Llangollen via Schafer Boulevard instead of Llangollen Boulevard, and all Route 25 trips will stop at the bus stop on DuPont Highway (US 13 South) and Llangollen Boulevard.
Route 33 – Trips to Wilmington will stop on the outside of DE 4/DE 896 Park & Ride instead of going inside the facility. Trips to Newark will continue to go inside the facility.
Route 37 – Two changes to the route were proposed. First, the route will be revised to serve the new North Middletown P&R when it opens on April 4. The route will serve the P&R on AM trips to Wilmington and PM trips to Middletown. The second, proposed change to/from Wrangle Hill Park & Ride (only to be served in the AM to Middletown and in the PM to Wilmington) will not be implemented based on customer comment. All Route 37 trips will continue to serve Wrangle Hill Park & Ride in each direction and Staff will continue to monitor ridership.
In Wilmington, Route 37 will be added to serve existing bus stop on 8th at King Street as requested by customers who work at the Carvel State Building and City/County Building. Due to time adjustments, the 7:00 AM trip from Amazon will be adjusted to depart at 7:15 AM.
Route 44 – The St. Georges “detour” routing will be discontinued as DelDOT has completed the streetscape project along Broad Street.
Route 46 – Weekday service adjustments will be made in the early AM to meet shift times for employers at the Pencader Corporate Center.
Route 47 – The 6:12 AM trip from Wilmington will be adjusted to depart at 6:30 AM for improved scheduling efficiencies and to better meet employer work shift start and end times.
Route 63 – Based on customer comment, the schedule will be revised to connect with the Route 301, 2:10 PM departure from Dover at the Odessa Park and Ride.
Route 64 – On Sunday, the 7:28 AM trip from Christiana Mall to Peoples Plaza will be discontinued due to low ridership; a new trip departing at 7:28 PM from Christiana Mall to Peoples Plaza will be implemented.
Holiday Service will be offered on Bus Routes 2, 4, 5, 6, 13, 15, 33, 40, 47 and 64 for Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4) and Labor Day. Service will operate on a Sunday schedule, where Route 47 will operate on a Saturday schedule.
Kent County – Minor schedule adjustments will be made to improve on-time performance.
Sussex County – Schedule time adjustments on some routes will be made to improve on-time performance and connections.
Intercounty – Schedule time adjustments on some routes will be made to improve on-time performance and connections.
Route 302 – The route will be revised to serve the new North Middletown P&R on all trips when it opens on April 4. Also, a Route 302 bus stop will be added on Main Street at the Fulton Bank to the existing Route 43 bus stop, in Middletown, per customer request.
Route 303 – The segment to Philadelphia Pentecostal Church will be discontinued due to low ridership and to improve running times.
New schedules are available online and on buses.
The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), operates DART. For more information, please visit www.DartFirstState.com or call 1-800-652-DART. Real-Time Bus Information and DART Pass, the mobile fare payment option, are both available on the free DART Transit App (iOS and Android).