A new study will focus on traffic and development along and near Kirkwood Highway. (Photo by Dough4872 from Wikimedia)

Planners: How would you like Kirkwood Highway to change?

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

A regional planning agency wants your opinion on the future of Kirkwood Highway in its first comprehensive review of eight miles of the retail and business corridor. “We have never looked at the full Kirkwood Highway/Capitol Trail Corridor for both transportation and land use, in this way,” said Dave Gula, principal planner for the Wilmington Area Planning Council. “To our …

claymont rail front

SEPTA train service starts Dec. 4 at new Claymont station

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

SEPTA commuter train service to the new Claymont Transportation Center starts Dec. 4, increasing the community’s attractiveness to businesses and residents and reducing hassles for commuting into – and just visiting – Philadelphia The new station is a centerpiece of redevelopment of 425 acres on Philadelphia Pike, just south of the Pennsylvania line, that for decades was a steel mill. …

Turkey Drive Ivan Thomas

Big Ive’s got big plans as he takes on Wilmington turkey drive

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Culture

Ivan Thomas wants to more than double the size of Stormin’ Norman’s 40-year-old Thanksgiving turkey giveaway for senior citizens and needy families. The event is now dubbed “Big Ive’s Turkey Drive and Give-A-way,” and Thomas hopes to be able to give away 3,000 turkeys in 2023 in Wilmington, Dover and other state locations. Last year’s total was 1,400. That number …

Downtown Newport is the subject of a new transportation plan. (Famartin photo from Wikimedia)

Plan for Newport considers train station, Boxwood Road

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

A new transportation plan for Newport might revive a way of traveling from a century ago and also anticipates how people are increasingly shopping online. The Wilmington Area Planning Council is hosting a public workshop on the plan 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in the Old Newport Town Hall, 15, N. Augustine St. Work on the plan began in 2021 …

Orange Street between Seventh and Eighth streets with upcoming transit improvements, including a new bus shelter. (DelDOT)

Contract awarded to improve bus service in Wilmington

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Transportation has accepted a $2.3 million bid to improve the bus system on four streets in downtown Wilmington. The Wilmington Transit Corridors Improvement project aims to reconfigure Orange Street (between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and 10th Street) and also improve transit on King (between MLK and 10th) and Eighth and Ninth streets (between Adams and …

Thanksgiving Food Drives a bus driving down a city street

Food Bank, DART kick off Thanksgiving food drives

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

With 45 days to go, two of Delaware’s biggest Thanksgiving food drives have kicked off. The Food Bank of Delaware and DART’s Stuff the Bus announced the details of their drives Monday. The Food Bank said it expects demand for Thanksgiving food to be high this year because of the costs of inflation and threats of recession. “More than 100,000 …

Masks no longer required on DART buses

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Dough4872/Wikimedia Commons Masks are no longer required on Delaware’s public transit buses.  A federal judge in Florida on Monday ruled the CDC overstepped its authority and failed to follow proper procedure when it extended the mask mandate for planes and other forms of public transportation. Shortly after, the White House announced the Transportation Security Administration would no longer enforce the …

DART sets Thanksgiving ‘Stuff the Bus’ for Nov. 8-13

Betsy PriceFood, Headlines

Michael Thompson packs food donations for DART’s ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign   DART’s 24th annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ food drive for Thanksgiving will run the second week of November, with seven collecting sites around the state. The drive has a goal of collecting 20 tons of non-perishable food for Delawareans who need help with food. It’s slogan is “With  your …

DART gets grant to add 6 more electric buses to fleet

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

DART is building its fleet of electric buses and soon will have 26 in service.   If you haven’t already, it won’t be long before you see electric buses operating on Delaware roadways. Delaware Transit Corp., which operates Delaware’s DART buses, has received a $3.5 million grant to purchase six electric buses. This marks the fourth grant DART has received …