It has been four decades since Delaware City was served by mass transit, but that is about to change.
DART bus service is coming to the town where the Delaware River meets the C-and-D Canal. The Department of Natural Resources is providing funding for a one-year pilot route through its Community Environmental Project Fund. The fund boosts projects that “advance environmental justice and protect public health and the environment.” DelDOT, DNREC and DART believe bus service will help increase job opportunities for citizens in and near Delaware City as well as bring more visitors to the town’s shops, restaurants, historic district and the Three Forts Ferry which brings tourists to Fort Delaware at Pea Patch Island. According to the Wilmington Area Planning Council, 64-percent of Delaware City residents who were surveyed cited the lack of public transit as their top transportation-related concern. More details about the new bus service are being announced today.