Beginning Monday, Sept. 10, two DART Beach Bus Routes — 201 and 204 — were set to begin year-round service, operating every 30 minutes, Monday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Route 201 provides service from the Lewes Park & Ride lot, along the Route 1 corridor to Tanger Outlets, Rehoboth Park & Ride and Rehoboth Boardwalk. Route 204 operates between the Lewes Park & Ride and Downtown Lewes, including the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal.
Free parking will now be offered at both the Lewes Park & Ride and the Rehoboth Park & Ride.
In addition, Routes 206, 212 and 215 provide Saturday service year-round.
John Sisson, Delaware Transit Corporation CEO stated, “We’re excited to offer the continuation of these services year-round, as well as increased Saturday service in Sussex County. These expansions provide greater access to jobs, shopping and entertainment, as we continue striving to enhance the customer experience.”
From the Rehoboth Park & Ride, riders can connect with Route 215 for Monday-through-Saturday service along Routes 23 and 24 to the Long Neck area, Mountaire Farms and Mid-Sussex Shopping Center in Millsboro. At Millsboro, Flex Route 902 provides a connection to the Georgetown Hub.
At the Lewes Park & Ride connections can be made to the various routes that provide service to Georgetown, Milford and Dover. Route 204 provides Monday-through-Saturday service to Downtown Lewes and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal. The Route 206 serves Harbeson and Georgetown.
At the Georgetown Hub, connections can be made to the Route 212 for service to Bridgeville, Seaford, Blades, Laurel and Delmar; to Route 303 to Dover; the Flex 901 for local Georgetown service; Flex 902 to Millsboro and Flex 903 for local Seaford service. Route 307 offers rush hour and mid-day service from Lewes to Milford and Dover.
In Milford, connections can be made with the Route 210 for local Milford service or to Route 303 for service to Georgetown. In Dover, riders can connect with the local Kent County services or the Intercounty Routes 301 or 302 for service to New Castle County.
The fares are $2 per zone for a one-way trip, $4.20 per zone for a Daily Pass, with a 7-Day Pass for $18 or 30-Day Pass for $65.
Fares are now available for mobile payment with DART Pass, the new mobile fare-payment option, and includes a one-way ride, a reduced-fare one-way ride (ID required upon boarding), a Daily Pass, and the new 7-Day and 30-Day Passes. All mobile fares are currently valid for one zone only; however, multiple tickets can be used for multi-zone travel. Multi-zone tickets will be available at a later date.
The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), operates DART First State. For more information, visit www.DartFirstState.com or call 1-800-652-DART. Real-Time Bus Information and DART Pass, the new mobile fare payment option, are both available on the free DelDOT App (iOS and Android).