Topic : Delaware Transit Corp.

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Public transit GM Q&A: What new tech, project is helping your agency increase efficiency?

Technology| May 8, 2018

Top transit officials from Sacramento, Calif., to Wilmington, Del., provide their feedback.

Paratransit Vehicle Pilot Leads to All-Propane Autogas Fleet

Shuttle| May 7, 2018

Delaware Transit Corp. provides over 10.6 million rides per year, including about one million passenger trips through its DART paratransit service.

August 23, 2017

Transit Agencies Could Benefit from VW Funding

Volkswagen was found guilty and agreed to pay up to $14.7 billion to settle allegations of cheating emissions. As part of the lawsuit, Volkswagen is required to establish and fund an Environmental Mitigation Trust, known as EMT. Over the next 10 years, $2.9 billion from the VW settlement will fund environmental mitigation projects that reduce emissions of NOx.

Government Issues| August 4, 2016

WSP | PB clients win 5 TIGER grants

The awards focus on capital projects that generate economic development and improve access to reliable, safe and affordable transportation for communities, both urban and rural.

Sustainability| August 4, 2016

Delaware Transit unveils propane fuel station, fleet plans

After a two-year pilot program testing five propane autogas paratransit buses, the transit agency purchased 50 more this year, and will purchase an additional 75 by 2018.

Sustainability| July 26, 2016

Delaware Transit Corp. awarded $2 million for electric buses

These zero-emission buses, to be manufactured by Proterra, will be placed into DART’s public transit service in the state’s capital, Dover, and surrounding Kent County in early 2018.

Accessibility| January 13, 2014

Delaware to delay paratransit fare hike

DART First State paratransit fare increases will take place over a three years instead of two years. The public said in hearings that the fare hikes were too high and happening too quickly, and paratransit providers said that any change this fiscal year would create budget challenges.
Accessibility| November 25, 2013

Advocates request delay of Del. paratransit changes

Delaware Transit Corp., which operates DART First State, wants to double most bus and paratransit fares over two years, expand bus routes and implement a new model of paratransit.
Accessibility| October 28, 2013

Delaware Transit's 'redesign' includes paratransit fare increase, revamp

The paratransit program, which cost $15 million to run in 2000, now costs $50 million — a 233% increase.
Bus| September 24, 2013

2013 Women In Transportation: Lauren Skiver

Lauren Skiver achieved goals when she was tapped as the CEO for the Delaware Transit Corp., operating the DART First State statewide transit system, a mid-size property with 500 revenue vehicles, which also runs contracted commuter rail through SEPTA.
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