DART to operate on reduced service schedule

Free bus rides offered to students to take part in school food programs
March 18, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Delaware, business closures, reductions in staffing and lower ridership levels, DART First State public transit services is operating on a reduced service schedule until further notice. On weekdays, fixed-route services will operate on a Saturday service schedule statewide, with additional service on Routes 15, 18, 43 and 301. DART’s regularly scheduled weekend service will operate at normal service levels. For specifics, go to

Customer service call center hours will be reduced to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Riders can view real-time bus information by downloading the DART transit app. All DART ticket stores, including the Lewes Transit Center, will be closed.

DART fares and passes can be purchased through DART Pass mobile payment app, online or by paying cash on the buses.

Statewide paratransit services will continue to operate normal hours, as will the reservations call center.

To support Delaware schools, DART is offering students free bus rides on regularly scheduled bus routes to access school meal programs weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until schools are back in session.

DART has implemented several additional measures to clean vehicles and facilities to help limit the spread of the illness. Buses have been and continue to be thoroughly disinfected with vital oxide antimicrobial spraying. Public facilities and lobbies are continually being disinfected including counters, public seating and door handles. For more information on the state's response to COVID-19, go to The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation, operates DART First State. For information, go to or call 1-800-652-3278. Real-time information and DART Pass, the mobile fare payment option, are available on the free DART transit app.

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