DART's Fast Facts of How We Serve our Customers and All of Delaware

Q. Has DART experienced an increase in ridership?

A. DART's ridership continues to grow; from 6.7 million passenger trips in 1994 to more than 12.8 million as of June 2012.

Q. Why doesn't DART add more buses and trains during peak commuting hours?

A. DART's current resources total 520 buses and over 900 employees. With 63 fixed route bus routes, 50 scheduled trains, and growing requests for paratransit service, DART must carefully plan adding more buses and trains based upon rider needs, and the funding it receives from the State and Federal governments. For its peak fixed route bus routes, DART does work to operate additional tripper” buses as needed to reduce passenger overcrowding.

FY 12 Ridership was

  • 12,801,906 System Wide
  • 10,601,325 Fixed Route Bus Routes
  • 992,937 Paratransit Services
  • 1,207,644 SEPTA Wilmington/Newark Train Service

The Number of Fixed Bus Routes is

  • 44 in New Castle County
  • 14 in Kent County
  • 2 in Sussex County/8 Resort (seasonal)
  • 2 for the Intercounty Bus Route 303 service
  • 7 during the Resort Transit season
  • 1 for the Beach Connection Intercounty Bus Route 305 service

The Number of Weekday Trains - To Wilmington 34; to Claymont 35; to Newark 19
Weekends to Wilmington and Claymont 14