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Commuter rail link between Newark and Perryville advances

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

The long-desired commuter rail service between Newark and Perryville, Maryland, is inching forward. A new agreement between the Delaware Transit Corp. and the Maryland Transit Administration calls for studying the expansion of MARC train service 20 miles to Newark and hence into the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority system into Philadelphia and points beyond. “The recently announced agreement by the MTA …

HB 81 would permit school districts to deny bussing charter students.

Bill lets districts say no to busing some charter students

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

A bill giving school districts power to tell charter schools to transport students living within the district passed through the House Education Committee Wednesday. House Bill 81, sponsored by Rep. Kim Williams, D-Marshallton, the chair of the committee, could force charters to privately contract their own buses to bring students within a district to the schools. Rep. Rich Collins, R-Millsboro, …

Downtown Newport is the subject of a new transportation plan. (Famartin photo from Wikimedia)

Plan for Newport considers train station, Boxwood Road

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

A new transportation plan for Newport might revive a way of traveling from a century ago and also anticipates how people are increasingly shopping online. The Wilmington Area Planning Council is hosting a public workshop on the plan 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in the Old Newport Town Hall, 15, N. Augustine St. Work on the plan began in 2021 …

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Transportation plan eyes Tyler McConnell, Hares Corner, I-95

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

Proposals for a notoriously congested bridge (the Tyler McConnell, in North Wilmington), Delaware’s busiest intersection (Hares Corner, aka U.S. Route 13 and Delaware Route 273) and Interstate 95 in Cecil County highlight the latest regional transportation plan. The Wilmington Area Planning Council will collect comments at an open house Wednesday, Feb. 8 in Newark and online through March 6. Registration …

Delaware considering mileage-based user fee

Drivers, get ready for a mileage-based user fee

Ken Mammarella Government, 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 …

Appo's Transportation Committee voted to ask the district's school board for 11-25 new buses for next year.

Appo committee to ask school board to buy 25 buses

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

Appoquinimink’s Transportation Committee voted Thursday to buy up to 25 new school buses for fall, as the district’s contractors struggle to find drivers for the 2,000 students who still need to be assigned to buses. Tom Poehlmann, the district’s director of Safety, Security and Operations, originally proposed buying 11 buses to the committee. On Thursday, he said the district needed …

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg touts electric buses in Wilmington

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION PETE BUTTIGIEG SPEAKS AT THE DART ADMINISTRATION AND BUS FACILITY IN WILMINGTON. PHOTO BY DANIEL SATO/OFFICE OF GOV. JOHN CARNEY. United States Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited Wilmington Friday where he highlighted investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and spoke about how they’re helping modernize Delaware’s public transit bus fleet.  The federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law …

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Traveling for Christmas? Here are some things you should know

Charles Megginson Culture, Government, Headlines

Photo by Nadezhda/Getty Images. Suspending planned lane closures The Delaware Department of Transportation has announced that it will suspend planned lane closures on I-95, Route 1, US 13, and US 113 to minimize the effect on holiday traffic. The closed lanes will be reopened beginning at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23 and will remain open until 12:01 a.m. on …