TRANSIT: Delaware beaches to offer more transit options

March 10, 2016

A transit hub is being developed near Lewes, Del., to provide more bus service along Delaware Beaches. 

Delaware Beaches will soon have a new transit hub that will allow DART to provide expanded bus service to the surrounding community.

The first phase of the project at 17616 Coastal Highway includes a 248-space park-and-ride lot. The lot is expected to open in summer 2017. The project also calls for a bus maintenance area and indoor passenger waiting area. The entire project is expected to be finished in 2020.

Gov. Jack Markell commented that Delaware Beaches are no longer just a tourist destination and that DelDOT is building the transit hub to accommodate future mass transit demand, in addition to providing year-round transit access.

"The community has talked about a need to get to Wilmington or to Philadelphia," he said.

DART plans to add a new route between Lewes and Dover in 2017, which would connect with routes to New Castle County.

DART also announced new bus service between Millsboro and Rehoboth Beach on Feb. 14. The new route 215 is operating weekdays with four morning and six afternoon trips along Del. 24.

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