Two DART Beach Bus Routes, 201 and 204, will begin year-round service, operating every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays beginning Sept. 10.
Route 201 provides service from the Lewes Park and Ride lot, along state Route 1 corridor to Tanger Outlets, Rehoboth Park and Ride and Rehoboth Boardwalk. Route 204 operates between the Lewes Park and Ride and downtown Lewes, including the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal. Free parking will be offered at Lewes Park and Ride and Rehoboth Park and Ride. In addition, Routes 206, 212 and 215 in Sussex County provide Saturday service year-round.
From the Rehoboth Park and Ride, riders can connect with Route 215 for Monday through Saturday service along state Routes 23 and 24 to the Long Neck area, Mountaire Farms and Mid-Sussex Shopping Center in Millsboro. At Millsboro, Flex Route 902 provides a connection to the Georgetown Hub.
At the Lewes Park and Ride, connections can be made to the various routes that provide service to Georgetown, Milford and Dover. Route 204 provides Monday through Saturday service to downtown Lewes and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal. The Route 206 serves Harbeson and Georgetown. At the Georgetown Hub, connections can be made to the Route 212 for service to Bridgeville, Seaford, Blades, Laurel and Delmar; to Route 303 to Dover; the Flex 901 for local Georgetown service; Flex 902 to Millsboro and Flex 903 for local Seaford service. Route 307 offers rush hour and mid-day service from Lewes to Milford and Dover. In Milford, connections can be made with the Route 210 for local Milford service or to Route 303 for service to Georgetown. In Dover, riders can connect with the local Kent County services or the Intercounty Routes 301 or 302 for service to New Castle County.
The fares are $2 per zone for a one-way trip, $4.20 per zone for a daily pass, seven-day pass is $18 or 30-day pass for $65. Fares are available for mobile payment with DART Pass, the new mobile fare payment option, and includes a one-way ride, a reduced fare one-way ride — ID required upon boarding — a daily pass, and the seven-day and 30-day passes. All mobile fares are currently valid for one zone only; however, multiple tickets can be used for multi-zone travel. Multi-zone tickets will be available at a later date.
The Delaware Transit Corp., a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation, operates DART First State.
For more, visit DartFirstState.com or call 800-652-3278.