DART to beef up seasonal bus service later this month

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DART’s daily Beach Bus service will be moving to its peak schedule this month

DART serves Rehoboth Beach and the Boardwalk, Lewes, Long Neck, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, South Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean City, MD, Millsboro and Georgetown.

On Monday, May 20, buses will operate from with greater frequency from early morning to late night, seven days a week, until September 8. All buses are air-conditioned, ADA accessible and are equipped with bike racks.

Visitors and residents can use one of DART’s Park & Ride lots.

The Lewes Park & Ride is located on Coastal Highway, just south of Five Points where parking is free, and the bus fare is paid upon boarding.

The Rehoboth Park & Ride is located off Route 1 on Shuttle Road, just north of the entrance to Rehoboth Avenue. The parking rate is $10 per car per day and includes up to four free daily bus passes. For customers catching the bus at stops, the one-way cash fare is $2, ride all day long with a daily pass for $4.20, or buy weekly passes for $18 or a monthly pass for $65.

DART offers an Employee Discounted Parking Program, where employees can park at the Rehoboth Park & Ride on Shuttle Rd. at a discounted rate of $4 and a daily pass to ride DART’s Beach Bus services.

Hangtags are available for pick up by employers only beginning May 20, at the Rehoboth Park & Ride office Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A business card or some other type of identification is required. For information, call 226-2001.

For businesses located and licensed in the City of Rehoboth Beach, an additional $2 subsidy is available through the City, so employees can park for just $2 per day and they’ll receive a daily bus pass. Call the City Manager’s office at 227-4641 more information.

DART’s Beach Connection, Route 305, begins operating on Saturday, May 25 between Wilmington to Rehoboth Beach on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through September 2.

The one-way cash fare is $10 from Wilmington, $8 from Middletown and $6 from Dover.

The Beach Connection is a motor coach offering 45 seats, 2 wheelchair positions, along with under coach storage compartments for beach gear and luggage.

The Lewes transit facility will feature a new indoor passenger facility is opening with seating area, restrooms, ticket sales, and large monitors displaying real-time bus information and other relevant news and information.

For more information, visit www.DartFirstState.com.

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