DART First State will begin its 2012 Resort Transit bus service on Thursday, May 24, 2012. Resort Transit, operating 7 bus routes, 7 days a week from 7 AM to 1 AM, serves Rehoboth Beach and the Boardwalk, Lewes, Long Neck, Dewey Beach, Ruddertowne, Bethany Beach, South Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, and Ocean City, MD. All buses are air-conditioned, ADA accessible and equipped with bike racks. The seasonal bus service operates through September 16, 2012.
Visitors and residents are encouraged to use DART’s Park & Ride lot located just off of DE Route 1 on Shuttle Road, just north of the entrance to Rehoboth Avenue. The parking rate is $7.00 per car per day and everyone in the car receives a free daily pass. For customers not using the Park & Ride, a daily pass can be purchased for $2.10 on the bus.
DART’s Route 305, Beach Connection, begins service on Friday, May 25, 2012, providing bus service from Wilmington to Rehoboth Beach on Friday nights, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through September 3, 2012. Route 305 stops include Wilmington Train Station, Christiana Mall, Smyrna Rest Stop, Scarborough Park & Ride lot in Dover, Super Walmart in Milford, and the Rehoboth Park & Ride lot.
The Beach Connection is a comfortable motor coach that offers 45 seats, 2 wheelchair positions, along with under coach storage compartments for beach gear and luggage. The one-way cash fares are $7.50 from Wilmington and $4.50 from Dover. Riders are encouraged to buy an anywhere pass for $9.45, which can also be used on all the Resort Transit routes, once at the Park & Ride.
For Sussex County year-round service, effective Monday, May 21, Route 212 will no longer serve Coverdale Crossroads, resulting in minor time changes. Customers can access the bus on DE 18/404 at Coverdale Rd.
For more information on statewide bus service, call 1-800-652-DART or visit DartFirstState.com.