DART buses are once again running in Rehoboth Beach.
In its 25th season, DART bus service begins Friday, May 23, running seven days a week, from 7 to 1 a.m.
“It’s just a great opportunity for people to get a cheap, easy ride," said John Sisson, CEO of Delaware Transit Corporation. "It’s inexpensive. It’s a fantastic service."
DART has grown from a service designed to ease traffic on Rehoboth Avenue to one that serves Tanger Outlets and neighboring communities such as Pot-Nets, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island.
Sisson hopes to expand the DART service farther to a new facility near Five Points on Route 1. He said DART will also continue to accommodate cyclists.
“This is a wonderful place to be, and it can only take so many cars,” he said.
Carol Everhart, President and CEO of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, said DART buses give beachgoers and downtown workers an economical and efficient way of getting into Rehoboth.
Visitors and residents are encouraged to use the Park and Ride facility off Route 1 on Shuttle Road. The parking rate is $8 per day, for which up to four occupants of the vehicle get free unlimited daily bus passes. For those not using the Park and Ride lot, boarding at the DART bus stops, the cost is $1.50 per trip or $3.15 for a daily pass.
The beach connection service has stops at Wilmington Train Station, Christiana Mall, Smyrna Rest Stop, the Scarborough Park and Ride lot in Dover and Super Walmart in Milford. Costs vary per location.
For more information, go to www.dartfirststate.com or call 1-800-652-DART.