Delaware Transit Corporation will host a series of DART Information Sessions during the last week of September. The sessions will provide an overview of Title VI programs and policies, as well as a presentation on the state of public transportation in Delaware. While the sessions are scheduled for three hours, the presentation will be repeated frequently during the course of each session so the public can come anytime during the scheduled times. There will also be opportunities for DTC staff to answer questions and listen to comments. Sessions in Sussex County are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Georgetown Public Library, 123 W. Pine St. in Georgetown and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Lewes Public Library , 111 Adams Ave. in Lewes.
As part of these information sessions, DTC seeks public comment on its draft Disparate Impact Policy and Disproportionate Burden Policy, both of which are part of the Title VI program. These policies define a threshold for determining when DTC’s proposed major service or fare changes will have a disproportionate impact on minority populations and/or low-income populations.
A presentation explaining DTC's Draft Disparate Impact Policy and Disproportionate Burden Policy can be viewed at www.dartfirststate.com/TitleVI.
Interested individuals may provide comments on the Title VI policies until Oct. 4 by mail to Delaware Transit Corporation, Attn: Title VI/900 Public Safety Blvd., Dover, DE 19901; by phone at 302-760-2105 or 302-576-6105; by email at DTCTitleVI@state.de.us; or by fax at 302-760-2915.
An informational brochure on the state of public transportation in Delaware is also available at www.dartfirststate.com/RightFit.
All locations for the information sessions are accessible. Anyone with questions about attending the sessions sould call 1-800-652-DART (3278), option 2. Contact this same number for an accommodation such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired or a language translator. Make accommodation requests no later than Sept. 20.