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 Mammarella Government, 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 Price Culture, 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 Megginson Government, 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 Price Food, 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 Megginson Government, 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 …