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DART First State Receives Grant to Expand Electric Bus FleetDate Posted: October 5, 2021
Governor Carney, Lt. Governor Hall-Long Announce $50M American Rescue Plan (ARPA) Investment in Jobs TrainingDate Posted: October 5, 2021
DPH Announces The Start of Flu Season: Vaccine Is Best Line of Defense For Delawareans 6 months and olderDate Posted: October 4, 2021
$26.4M American Rescue Plan Investment in Wilmington HousingDate Posted: October 4, 2021
Secretary of State Jeff Bullock Wishes Delawareans A Happy Italian American Heritage MonthDate Posted: October 4, 2021
Emergency Sirens To Be Tested October 5Date Posted: October 4, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – Oct. 1, 2021: Positive Cases and Hospitalizations StabilizeDate Posted: October 4, 2021
National Firefighters Memorial ServiceDate Posted: October 3, 2021
Margaret Rose Henry Bridge Project Finalist for National AwardDate Posted: October 1, 2021
Governor Carney Announces Judicial NominationsDate Posted: October 1, 2021
In Memoriam: Second Lieutenant George M. JohnsonDate Posted: October 1, 2021
Statement from AG Jennings On Conviction of Michael HastingsDate Posted: September 30, 2021
DNREC Issues Two Authorizations to Diamond State Port Corporation for New Shipping Container FacilityDate Posted: September 30, 2021
Additional Delaware Hunting Seasons Opening in OctoberDate Posted: September 30, 2021
2022 Delaware Teacher of the Year to be named Oct. 11Date Posted: September 30, 2021
Renovated Garrisons Lake Boat Ramp Officially OpenDate Posted: September 29, 2021
DPH Oral Health Program, AAP Delaware Chapter Promote Early Literacy, Dental Care Through Book ProgramDate Posted: September 29, 2021
Delaware Public Archives Dedicates Women’s Suffrage Parade MarkerDate Posted: September 29, 2021
UD and DEMA Partner to Support Long-Term RecoveryDate Posted: September 29, 2021
October Is Delaware Cyber Security Awareness MonthDate Posted: September 29, 2021
Sept. 28, 2021: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: September 28, 2021
Governor Carney Announces Vaccine or Testing Requirement for EducatorsDate Posted: September 28, 2021
DNREC Seeks Entries for Delaware Watersheds Photo ContestDate Posted: September 28, 2021
The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit “Art Imitates My Life and Inspires Young Artists” by Theresa Angela TaylorDate Posted: September 27, 2021
Medicare Assistance Bureau Shares Resources in Advance of Open EnrollmentDate Posted: September 27, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – Sept 24, 2021: Positive Cases and Hospitalizations Decline SlightlyDate Posted: September 24, 2021
DPH Advises Vaccine Providers to Offer Pfizer Booster to Eligible DelawareansDate Posted: September 24, 2021
Delaware Waterfowl Stamp and Trout Stamp Art Winners AnnouncedDate Posted: September 24, 2021
Increased West Nile Virus Activity Occurring in DelawareDate Posted: September 24, 2021
Historical Affairs programs in October 2021Date Posted: September 23, 2021
“Saluting Branches” – Arborist Day of ServiceDate Posted: September 23, 2021
AG Jennings sues Monsanto for PCB contaminationDate Posted: September 23, 2021
Delaware emitirá beneficios de emergencia mensuales el 29 de septiembre para todos los hogares de SNAP, TANF elegibleDate Posted: September 23, 2021
Del. to Issue Monthly Emergency Benefits Sept. 29 to All SNAP Households, Eligible TANF, General Assistance HouseholdsDate Posted: September 23, 2021
Delaware Department of Labor Hosts Job Fairs Throughout September Attracting Hundreds of Job SeekersDate Posted: September 22, 2021
DCRPT convicts former Dewey Beach police officer for 2019 assaultDate Posted: September 22, 2021
Disability Awareness Month Poster Contest CANCELLED for 2021Date Posted: September 22, 2021
Department of State Announces Ownership Transfer of the Kirk and Short Building to the Biggs Museum of American ArtDate Posted: September 21, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – Sept 17, 2021: Hospitalizations and Case Numbers Continue Concerning Trend UpwardDate Posted: September 17, 2021
Governor Carney Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration after Flooding Caused by Tropical Depression IdaDate Posted: September 17, 2021
Governor Carney Signs Three Environmental BillsDate Posted: September 17, 2021
Port Mahon Fishing Pier to Close for Emergency RepairsDate Posted: September 17, 2021
Governor Carney Announces Leadership Change at Delaware Department of Human Resources (DHR)Date Posted: September 17, 2021
College Savings Highlighted in Work of Office of the State TreasurerDate Posted: September 17, 2021
DNREC Parks Director Earns National AwardDate Posted: September 17, 2021
Federal Assistance Available for New Castle County Small Businesses Economically Impacted by Hurricane IdaDate Posted: September 16, 2021
Keeping Kids Safe: The Delaware Office of Highway Safety Promotes National Child Passenger Safety WeekDate Posted: September 16, 2021
National POW/MIA Recognition DayDate Posted: September 16, 2021
Gov. Carney, Lt. Gov. Hall-Long, Sen. Carper, Rep. Blunt Rochester Announce $110M Universal Broadband Investment  Date Posted: September 16, 2021
Five-year Discount Trend Shows It’s A Great Time To Preserve Delaware FarmlandDate Posted: September 16, 2021
Stray Cat in New Castle Tests Positive for RabiesDate Posted: September 16, 2021
I-95/Route 1 Toll Amnesty Program to Begin October 1Date Posted: September 15, 2021
Delaware Agriculture Secretary Urges Farms to Participate in USDA Agricultural Labor SurveyDate Posted: September 15, 2021
Plan to Connect Donovan Smith Manufactured Home Community Gets Important Conditional ApprovalDate Posted: September 14, 2021
Unclaimed Property MONEY MATCH Program reunites over $900,000 to Delaware TaxpayersDate Posted: September 13, 2021
Governor Carney Proclaims Sept. 20-24 as Falls Prevention Awareness Week in DelawareDate Posted: September 13, 2021
DNREC to Begin Construction on Pomeroy Trail  Lighting in White Clay Creek State ParkDate Posted: September 13, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – Sept 10, 2021: Daily COVID-19 Cases Hits Highest Number Since JanuaryDate Posted: September 10, 2021
DNREC to Host Auburn Valley Master Plan Community MeetingDate Posted: September 10, 2021
Governor Carney, First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney Encourage Reading This FallDate Posted: September 10, 2021
Deer in Rehoboth Beach Tests Positive for RabiesDate Posted: September 10, 2021
Flags to be Lowered September 11 in Observance of Patriot DayDate Posted: September 10, 2021
DNREC Chester-Choptank Watershed Report Details Wetland Health and Management RecommendationsDate Posted: September 10, 2021
Augustine Beach Boat Ramp to Temporarily Close for DredgingDate Posted: September 9, 2021
Auditor McGuiness: Annual Statewide Audit Again Finds Problems With DHSS’ Medicaid ProgramDate Posted: September 8, 2021
Governor Carney Formally Extends Public Health EmergencyDate Posted: September 8, 2021
Governor Carney, City of Wilmington, and DEMA Announce Flood Assistance ProgramsDate Posted: September 8, 2021
Fox in Greenwood Tests Positive for RabiesDate Posted: September 8, 2021
DNREC and Partners Earn Award for Living Shoreline ProjectDate Posted: September 8, 2021
Delaware Receives $10.8 Million to Improve Access to Affordable Health Coverage through Reinsurance ProgramDate Posted: September 7, 2021
Auditor McGuiness to Hold Town Halls on Spending of American Rescue Plan FundsDate Posted: September 7, 2021
Nominations Open for Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards; Submission Deadline is Sept. 27Date Posted: September 7, 2021
DNREC to Begin Construction on Fort Delaware EnhancementsDate Posted: September 7, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – Sept. 3, 2021: Hospitalizations, Cases Continue Concerning Trend UpwardDate Posted: September 3, 2021
DPH Announces First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Delaware Since 2018Date Posted: September 3, 2021
STATEMENT: Gov. Carney on Gov. Markell’s Appointment as White House Operation Allies Welcome CoordinatorDate Posted: September 3, 2021
Auditor McGuiness Supports Federal Legislation to End PBMs’ Predatory PracticesDate Posted: September 3, 2021
DNREC Announces Photo Contest WinnersDate Posted: September 3, 2021
Elsmere Woman Charged With Animal CrueltyDate Posted: September 2, 2021
Treasurer Davis Elected Vice President for Eastern Region TreasurersDate Posted: September 2, 2021
Historical Affairs Programs In September 2021Date Posted: September 1, 2021
EDGE Grants Competition Reopens To Benefit Delaware Small BusinessesDate Posted: September 1, 2021
Take a Summer Photo for Science and the EnvironmentDate Posted: September 1, 2021
Presenting Our Newest Delaware Historical Marker: Henry Clay VillageDate Posted: August 31, 2021
DNREC Reopens The Point at Cape Henlopen State ParkDate Posted: August 31, 2021
Severe Weather Possible Wednesday into ThursdayDate Posted: August 31, 2021
$12.3 Million in Health Insurance Rebates for Individuals and Small BusinessesDate Posted: August 31, 2021
DCRPT, DSP indict Trooper for phantom ticket schemeDate Posted: August 31, 2021
Flag Lowering for International Overdose Awareness DayDate Posted: August 30, 2021
The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit “Peninsula” by Jason JellickDate Posted: August 30, 2021
Auditor McGuiness: Survey Shows Predatory PBM Practices Destroying Independent PharmaciesDate Posted: August 30, 2021
Secretary of State Announces Appointment of Executive Director of Public Service CommissionDate Posted: August 30, 2021
DNREC to Present Sea Level Rise and Adaptation Webinar Sept. 14Date Posted: August 30, 2021
Delaware Libraries Announces Northstar Digital Literacy ToolDate Posted: August 30, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – August 27, 2021: Seven-Day Average For Positive Cases Surpasses 350Date Posted: August 27, 2021
DCRPT secures convictions against ex-Connections employeeDate Posted: August 27, 2021
DNREC Announces New Delaware State Parks LeadersDate Posted: August 27, 2021
State Auditor McGuiness Finds Second Long-Term Care Facility to be ‘Unauditable’Date Posted: August 26, 2021
Highmark Increases 2022 Affordable Care Act Marketplace PremiumsDate Posted: August 26, 2021
Delaware Hunting Seasons Opening in SeptemberDate Posted: August 26, 2021

As part of a continuing effort to reduce emissions and be more environmentally friendly, the Delaware Transit Corp (DTC) is pleased to announce it has received a fourth Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant of $3,539,640 to purchase additional electric buses that will grow DART First State’s alternative fuel fleet. The agency has now received more than $9.1 million through these grants to support the purchase of electric buses.
DART is currently running 16 electric buses statewide, with 4 additional buses going into service this fall. The 6 additional buses to be purchased with the latest grant will bring the fleet total to 26 electric buses, or about 10% of the current fixed route diesel buses.
Electric buses last longer, are cleaner, easier to maintain, produce zero emissions and offer the same capacity for riders compared to their diesel relatives. They produce 90 percent fewer particulates (hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions and 60 percent fewer oxides of nitrogen). One bus can travel up to 250 miles on a single charge. With fast charging stations throughout the state, buses can quickly recharge so they continue to run all day.
Delaware’s Congressional Delegation of Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, along with Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, (all D-Del.) have fought for funding to decrease carbon emissions and support electric vehicles and buses, and the infrastructure to support it.
“Through this grant from Federal Transportation Authority, the Delaware Transit Corp. will be able to purchase several additional electric buses for use throughout the state,” said Sens. Carper, Coons and Rep. Blunt Rochester. “Continued investments in electric vehicles, like the DART First State Electric Buses, will help move Delaware forward toward a more environmentally and energy-efficient state. We’re proud of DART for committing to a greener and cleaner future for Delaware and look forward to securing additional funding at the federal level to increase Delaware’s fleet of electric buses.”
Governor John Carney added, “Just last week, I signed Senate Bill 21, amending the Delaware Energy Act to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles by creating a more accessible charging-station infrastructure in the First State. I am proud that our state agencies are also adopting the use of electric vehicles, especially for public transportation that results in less air pollution from buses that operate continuously throughout the day.”
“The need for alternative modes of transportation grows daily as does the need for cleaner transportation. We are grateful for this grant and the opportunity continue to explore ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while continuing to provide the highest quality transportation services to the community,” said Secretary of Transportation Nicole Majeski.
The first FTA grant of $2,029,300 for the purchase of six electric buses are currently operating in and around Dover. The second grant of $1 million for the purchase of an additional ten electric buses operating in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach. DTC received a third grant of $2.6 million for four electric buses to supplement the busy resort season in late summer of 2021.
The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation, operates DART First State. For more information, please visit DartFirstState.com or call 1-800-652-DART. Real-Time Bus Information and DART Pass, the mobile fare payment option, are both available on the free DART Transit App (iOS and Android).

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As part of a continuing effort to reduce emissions and be more environmentally friendly, the Delaware Transit Corp (DTC) is pleased to announce it has received a fourth Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant of $3,539,640 to purchase additional electric buses that will grow DART First State’s alternative fuel fleet. The agency has now received more than $9.1 million through these grants to support the purchase of electric buses.
DART is currently running 16 electric buses statewide, with 4 additional buses going into service this fall. The 6 additional buses to be purchased with the latest grant will bring the fleet total to 26 electric buses, or about 10% of the current fixed route diesel buses.
Electric buses last longer, are cleaner, easier to maintain, produce zero emissions and offer the same capacity for riders compared to their diesel relatives. They produce 90 percent fewer particulates (hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions and 60 percent fewer oxides of nitrogen). One bus can travel up to 250 miles on a single charge. With fast charging stations throughout the state, buses can quickly recharge so they continue to run all day.
Delaware’s Congressional Delegation of Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, along with Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, (all D-Del.) have fought for funding to decrease carbon emissions and support electric vehicles and buses, and the infrastructure to support it.
“Through this grant from Federal Transportation Authority, the Delaware Transit Corp. will be able to purchase several additional electric buses for use throughout the state,” said Sens. Carper, Coons and Rep. Blunt Rochester. “Continued investments in electric vehicles, like the DART First State Electric Buses, will help move Delaware forward toward a more environmentally and energy-efficient state. We’re proud of DART for committing to a greener and cleaner future for Delaware and look forward to securing additional funding at the federal level to increase Delaware’s fleet of electric buses.”
Governor John Carney added, “Just last week, I signed Senate Bill 21, amending the Delaware Energy Act to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles by creating a more accessible charging-station infrastructure in the First State. I am proud that our state agencies are also adopting the use of electric vehicles, especially for public transportation that results in less air pollution from buses that operate continuously throughout the day.”
“The need for alternative modes of transportation grows daily as does the need for cleaner transportation. We are grateful for this grant and the opportunity continue to explore ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while continuing to provide the highest quality transportation services to the community,” said Secretary of Transportation Nicole Majeski.
The first FTA grant of $2,029,300 for the purchase of six electric buses are currently operating in and around Dover. The second grant of $1 million for the purchase of an additional ten electric buses operating in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach. DTC received a third grant of $2.6 million for four electric buses to supplement the busy resort season in late summer of 2021.
The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation, operates DART First State. For more information, please visit DartFirstState.com or call 1-800-652-DART. Real-Time Bus Information and DART Pass, the mobile fare payment option, are both available on the free DART Transit App (iOS and Android).

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