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State Transportation officials broke ground Monday on a new maintenance center at the Lewes Transit Hub. It’s the latest addition to the almost one-year-old facility.

The Lewes Hub has increased ridership near the beaches by 20%, officials say, and with increased service comes an increased need for maintenance. Delaware Transit Corporation CEO John Sisson says as it is the state is ill-equipped to maintain its bus fleet.

DART is launching its 18th Annual Poster Contest.


DART is making improvements based on rider feedback from its recent Community Conversations.

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Earlier this month, Delaware announced it intends to sue the EPA over its lack of action to help curb emissions at power plants in Pennsylvania and West Virginia it claims are creating pollution that’s drifting here.

And while the state says those type of emissions are responsible for 90 percent of the ozone in Delaware – DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin concedes the state can still work to cut emissions in other ways, especially in the area of transportation.

One way the First State has been doing that is with its DART bus fleet.  Federal funds are paying for 16 electric busses it expects to have on the road by summer 2019.

DART is also switching paratransit busses to propane with the goal of operating 130 of them – or half its fleet - this year after a two-year pilot program.

We recently chatted with DART CEO John Sisson about these changes to renewable fueled vehicles.

Photo from DART First State Facebook Page

DART’s 20th annual “Stuff the Bus” Thanksgiving Food Drive celebrated its 20th anniversary this year.

State and local officials have pursued a new transportation center in Claymont for more than a decade, and a multi-million dollar federal grant awarded to the state is going to bring those plans to life.

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More electric buses will soon join DART’s fleet thanks to a grant awarded by the Federal Transit Administration.

The Delaware Transit Corporation is set to buy six zero-emission battery electric buses with an eye towards significantly reducing the carbon dioxide pollution DART’s fleet puts into Delaware’s air.