Need an air-conditioned ride to the beach? DART is kicking off daily beach service on Monday, May 20. The routes will serve Rehoboth Beach and the Boardwalk, Lewes, Long Neck, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, South Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean City, MD, Millsboro and Georgetown.
Buses will operate frequently from early morning to late night, seven days a week, until September 8. All buses are air-conditioned, ADA accessible and equipped with bike racks.
DART offers Park & Ride lots to residents to drop off their cars before getting on the bus. The Lewes Park & Ride is located on Coastal Highway, just south of Five Points where parking is free, and the bus fare is paid upon boarding. The Rehoboth Park & Ride is located off of DE 1 on Shuttle Road, just north of the entrance to Rehoboth Avenue. The parking rate is $10 per car per day and includes up to four (4) free daily bus passes.
For customers catching the bus at a regular bus stop, the one-way cash fare is $2 or $4.20 for a daily pass.
DART has also announced enhancements at the Lewes Transit Center. A new indoor passenger facility is opening with a seating area, restrooms, ticket sales, and large monitors displaying real-time bus information and other relevant news and information. These passenger amenity and technology enhancements are all part ofimproving the customer experience, as people flock to the area this summer.
On Monday, May 20, there will be an Open House allowing the public to stop in anytime between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to tour the facility and talk with DART representatives.