DART to restore bus service levels, but will still limit occupancy

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DART transit will resume full-service levels starting Monday, June 1, with the exception of the seasonal Beach Bus services in the resort areas. Buses will continue to operate with limits on the number of passengers.

Front door boardings and fare collection will also be reinstated. DART had been running at decreased essential service levels.

The DART Pass mobile payment app offers additional discounts on Daily, seven-day and 30-day passes.

For customers not using the mobile app, DARTCard and Pass Sales will resume at the following DART locations: Wilmington Transit Center, Amtrak Station, DART Administration Buildings in Wilmington, and Dover, 718 N. Market Street in Wilmington, Rehoboth Park & Ride, and Lewes Transit Center. Click here for other locations.

Paratransit fares will be charged; however, there will be no cash or tickets accepted or handled by the Operator. Customers are encouraged to use DART Pass to pay their fare. Those choosing not to use the fare payment app will be billed for their trips.

DART will continue to limit the number of passengers allowed on each bus at any given time, based on bus seating capacity. Riders must wear face coverings when riding any DART bus, fixed-route or paratransit.

Those not wearing face coverings will not be allowed to board the bus. Children 12 years and under are not required to wear a face mask nor are individuals who are unable to wear a face mask due to a medical condition; children ages two and under must not wear them. Social distancing is advised.

All DART buses continue to be disinfected, as well as areas of frequent contact. DART drivers are provided with face masks, gloves and hand sanitizer for their personal use. Our public facilities and lobbies are continually being disinfected including counters, public seating, and door handles.

DART made a major change with its Wilmington system this month with the opening of a new transit hub-parking structure near the Wilmington Train Station. The hub offers a covered area for transit users as well as restrooms and real-time signage on bus arrivals.

The hub has drawn criticism from riders who want the Rodney Square hub restored and cite the difficulty of crossing the street from the train station or other areas in getting to the hub.

For more information, visit www.DartFirstState.com.

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