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Delaware Transit Corporation (DART First State)


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The Delaware Transit Corporation, also known as DART First State, runs throughout the state of Delaware. DART consists of (63) routes, operating in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties. They also operate Inter-County routes. Most of these routes operate in New Castle County - the Wilmington area. The transportation agency offers various different sizes of buses, anywhere from 29 feet on their low ridership routes to 40 feet long on their medium to heavy ridership routes.

Page Break down:

Facts and Figures

Ridership

Contracted Operations

Dart Bus Roster

 

For the Photo Album


FACT & FIGURES

Established 1995.
Busiest Routes 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 11, 15, 24, 32, and 33
Number of Buses for public transit Approximately 220 buses
Busiest stops Rodney Square and the Wilmington Amtrak Station
Ownership DelDOT
Ridership Approximately 12,047,186 (FYI: 2011)
Para transit Fleet Approximately 194 units

 

DART Ridership

 

 

Fiscal Year Transit Ridership Change +/- Yearly Change Cumulative Change Since 2000
2000 8,944,828      
2001 9,260,336 315,508 3.53% 3.53%
2002 9,045,281 (215,055) -2.32% 1.12%
2003 8,785,314 (259,967) -2.87% -1.78%
2004 9,224,929 439,615 5.00% 3.13%
2005 9,602,722 377,793 4.10% 7.36%
2006 10,238,738 636,016 6.62% 14.47%
2007 10,154,338 (84,400) -0.82% 13.52%
2008 10,556,609 402,271 3.96% 18.02%
2009 11,184,706 628,097 5.95% 25.04%
2010 11,270,422 85,716 0.77% 26.00%
2011 12,047,186 776,764 6.89% 34.68%

(Courtesy of DART)



Contracted Operations

DART has two contractors providing services throughout the state of Delaware. Although the majority of the routes are services operated in-house. DART also awards contractors to operate smaller buses on lower ridership routes as well. The buses used on contracted routes are owned by Delaware Department of Transportation, yet they are leased out to these contracting companies for use on these routes.

Here's the current break down:

 

New Castle County: Hart to Heart is headquartered in Forest Hill, Md.
59 - Wilmington-Newark Rail Shuttle (one mid-day trip)
61 - Naamans Rd
62/63 - Churchmans Crossing Shuttles
64 - US 40 Feeder
65 - Newark - Elkton

Sussex County (year-round): First Transit (nee Laidlaw)

206/212/303 - Sussex County local

(Courtesy of Ctrabs74)

 

Facts behind the Fleet

Gillig Advantage

 

Fleet of New Gillig Advantages taken at the DART-Wilmington Yard.
Photographer: Geraldo (Geraldo Neoplan 3430)

 


 

 

 

Dart Bus Roster

Year Manufacturer Model Fleet QTY Powertrain
1999 MCI 102-D3 901-908 8 (Retired)
DD60/B500R-6
1999-2000 Gillig Advantage 40 Foot 101-107 7 (Retired) Cummins M series/B400R-5
2002 NABI 416.13TA 501-519 19 retired
DD50/Allison B400R-6
2002 NABI 40LFW 520-563 44 retired
DD50/Allison B400R-6
2002 Gillig Advantage 30 Foot 121-124 4* Cummins ISL/ Allison B400R-5
2004 MCI D4000 909- 910 2 CAT C13 /Allison B500R
2004 Gillig Advantage Hybrid 111-112 2 Cummins ISB/Allison E-drive
2003 Optima Bus American Heritage Streetcar 921-923(?) 3 Cummins ISB/Allison B300
2005 Optima Bus American Heritage Streetcar 924-925 2 Cummins ISB/Allison B300
2006 MCI
912 2 CAT C13/ Alison B500
2006 Gillig Advantage 40 Foot 131-137 7 Cummins ISM/Allison B-400R-5
2006 Gillig Advantage-Hybrid 113 1 Cummins ISB/Allison E-drive
2007 Gillig Advantage-Hybrid 114 1 Cummins ISB/Allison E-drive
2008 Gillig Advantage 40 Foot 201-248 48 Cummins ISM/Allison B-400R-5
2008 Gillig Advantage 30 foot 260-272 14 Cummins ISL/Allison B-400R-5
2008 Gillig Advantage 40 Foot Hybrid 115 1 Cummins ISB/Allison Hybrid Ep System
2008 Gillig BRT-40 Foot Hybrid 149-150 2 Cummins ISB/Allison Hybrid Ep System
2008 Gillig Advantage Hybrid 40 foot
141-148 8 Cummins ISB/Allison Hybrid Ep System
2009 Gillig Advantage Hybrid 35 foot 161-167 7 Cummins ISB/Allison Hybrid Ep System
2009 Gillig Advantage 30 Foot 273-291 19 Cummins ISL/Allison B-400R5
2009 MCI D4500CL 913 1 CAT C13/Allison 500R6
2010 Gillig Advantage 30 Footer 301-328 28 Cummins ISL/Allison B300R
2012 MCI D4500CT 914-919 6 Cummins ISX/ Allison B500R
2012 Gillig Advantage hybrid - 40 footers 151-157 7  Cummins ISB/Allison Hybrid Ep System
2014 Gillig Advantage 40 Foot 401-472 72 Cummins ISL/ Allison B400R6
2015 Gillig Advantage 40 Foot 473-474 2 Cummins ISL/ Allison B400R6
2015 Gillig Advantage 30 Foot 601-606 6 Cummins ISL/ Allison B300R6
2016 MCI D4500CT 920-921 2 Cummins ISX/ Allison B500R
2016 Gillig Advantage 30 Footer 125-128 4 Cummins ISL/Allison B300R

~~~ Unverified

Legend:

Allison B-400R-6 = Allison World B-400R with 6 gears.
DD50 = Detroit Diesel Series 50
ISL= Cummins ISL
TBA = To Be Announced.

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