No DART First State Service on Thanksgiving Day; Regular Service on Friday

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Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2009 – DART First State statewide services, both fixed route and paratransit, will not operate on Thanksgiving Day. SEPTA R2 train service will not operate within Delaware, but will operate a Sunday schedule from Marcus Hook, PA.

Day After Thanksgiving, Friday, November 24, 2006 – DART First State will operate regular service on both fixed route and paratransit. SEPTA R2 train service will operate regular service.

DART First State is Delaware’s bus, train, and intermodal transportation provider. The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) under the direction of Secretary Carolann Wicks, operates DART First State. DART First State services include contracted SEPTA commuter trains, intercounty bus, fixed route bus, paratransit, seasonal resort bus, commuter assistance, Operation Lifesaver rail crossing safety, and the RideShare Delaware ridematching program. DART First State provides more than 10,200,000 passenger trips annually, removing up to 6,415,094 vehicle trips from area roadways. In 2008, DART was recognized again nationally with awards from the Federal Transit Administration for Enhancing Ridership programs and the American Public Transportation Association for first place in the 2008 Bus Roadeo. For public information for all fixed route services statewide, please call 1-800-652-DART. Paratransit reservations and GoLink information is available at 1-800-553-DART. More information is available on the web at www.DartFirstState.com. For media inquires, please call DelDOT Public Relations at 302-760-2080 or visit www.deldot.gov.