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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. “Everybody wants to move …

Delaware considering mileage-based user fee

Drivers, get ready for a mileage-based user fee

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

As state and federal leaders push to get more electric vehicles on the road and lower the consumption of fossil fuels, a reckoning will come about how to pay for roads if nobody is buying gasoline at the pump. Taxes on the sale of gasoline fund a huge portion of roadwork, including repaving and safety concerns, and the push is …

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Spring ‘Stuff the Bus’ collects 4.3 tons of food

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

DART’s spring ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign raises money for the Food Bank of Delaware.   The Delaware Transit Corp. announced Thursday that its spring “Stuff The Bus” Food Drive collected 8,514 pounds, or 4.3 tons, of food. The four-day event was held in early April at the Safeway stores in Rehoboth and Dover, and the ShopRite stores at First State …

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Is that thing registered? Delaware rolls out DMV-on-wheels

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles has launched its “DMV On the Go” mobile DMV trailer. The handicap-accessible trailer allows customers to perform all the same transactions as they would at a traditional DMV location, except for inspections, driving exams, driver improvement services and uninsured motorist fees.  At the DMV on the Go, customers can renew their driver’s licenses and …

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DelDOT announces completion of Route 141 road projects

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Among the projects finalized by DelDOT is a complete reconstruction of the I-95/141 interchange consisting of eight interchange ramps and four bridges. The Delaware Department of Transportation has announced that it has completed its improvements to Route 141 between Newport and New Castle. A press release from the agency called the completion of the projects an “early holiday gift.” The …