Delaware's DMV on the Go is back for the third year.

Ditch the lines and try DMV on the Go through October 31

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

Skip the endless lines and the alphabet and numerical soup of tickets that a standard trip to the DMV brings. The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) kicks off its third season of “DMV on the Go” this week, allowing residents to renew their registrations, driver licenses, complete title work and more right in their neighborhood. ‚ÄúMobility is one of …

charging stations

Deldot seeks bids to build electric charging stations

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Transportation is now accepting bids for the construction, operation and maintenance of electric vehicle charging stations along Route 13, Route 113, Route 1 and Interstate 95. The new direct-current charging stations must be located within one mile of these roads with no more than 50 miles between each location, the¬†Deldot press release said. The state‚Äôs primary …

Construction has begun to eliminate the last traffic light on Route 1 between Dover and Nassau. (Ken Mammarella photo)

Last light on key Route 1 section going away

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

An overpass now under construction near Milton will eliminate the last traffic light on Route 1 between Dover and Nassau. When the interchange with Route 16 (also called Broadkill Road) is expected to be completed in late 2025, Route 1 should be able to more safely handle more traffic. The work is part of the Corridor Capacity Preservation Program, piloted …

budget

State’s 2024 budget of $5.6 billion jumps 10% over 2023

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

A 2024 state budget that‚Äôs 10% higher than 2023‚Äôs led eight Republicans to vote against it Thursday in the House of Representatives, but that didn‚Äôt stop it from passing. House Bill 195, sponsored by Rep. William Carson, D-Smyrna, delineated how the $5.6 billion budget will be spent over the next fiscal year, which starts July 1. Carson is the vice …

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Cost of EV charging stations pops up in DELDOT budget talks

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

The cost of providing electric vehicle charging stations up and down Delaware popped up in a Joint Capital Improvement Committee meeting this week. Sen. Nicole Poore, D-Delaware City, asked if the Department of Transportation is considering the cost of adding more electric vehicle charging stations across the state and transitioning school districts to more electric vehicles. ‚ÄúEverybody wants to move …

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Development Corp. highlights Riverfront East in hearing

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Details of the planned development of Riverfront East in Wilmington were spelled out Wednesday to a state committee that oversees capital projects. Megan McGlinchey, executive director of the Riverfront Development Corp., told the Bond Committee during a budget hearing that the effort to repeat the success of Riverfront West on the opposite side of the Christina River now is focusing …

Senate bills and votes

Senate sends gun, abortion bills to Carney

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

Delaware‚Äôs Democrat-majority Senate on Tuesday sent several controversial bills to Gov. John Carney for his signature. Most of the topics seemed ripped from headlines. The gun bill would bar anyone under 21 from buying or owning a gun, as well as controlling a firearm or ammunition. The abortion bill will increase the number of health professionals who can perform an …

DelDOT Bridge Contest

Conrad Schools, Sanford Middle win DelDOT bridge building contest

Staff WriterEducation, Headlines

Conrad Schools of Science and Sanford Middle School have won the Delaware Department of Transportation‚Äôs third annual Delaware Bridge Design Competition. The hands-on engineering competition is aimed at engaging students interested in the math, science, and engineering fields.¬† The program is designed to encourage middle school and high school students to address real-world problems and inspire them to consider careers …

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Road worker hit by driver urges patience in construction zones

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

DelDOT area engineer Sarah Powell,¬† her infant daughter Eva and husband Tyler with DelDOT secretary Nicole Majeski at a work zone safety event.   Abi Torres remembers looking directly at the driver of the car bearing down on him as Torres was picking up trash in the median of Dover roadway. The driver, who was holding a phone, looked shocked. …

Interstate 95. (Delaware Department of Transportation photo)

DelDOT to use electronic speed cameras on I-95 construction

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

  Interstate 95. (Delaware Department of Transportation photo)   With traffic accidents up 49% since Restore the Corridor work started in Wilmington, DelDOT says it will begin using speed cameras to ticket those who aren’t following work zone rules. The Electronic Speed Safety Program will start Monday, Jan. 17, and only be in effect in Wilmington until the end of …