DART Provides 20 Buses to NJ Transit to Assist Shuttle Efforts Due to Sandy
Wilmington -- Lauren Skiver, Chief Executive Officer of Delaware Transit Corporation, announced that an offer to lend 20 buses to NJ Transit for shuttling efforts has been accepted. The bus train left the DART Beech Street Facility in Wilmington on November 5 to a NJ Transit garage in North Bergen, NJ.
The buses used in the DART Resort Transit service, which ended on September 16, are on loan to NJ Transit to assist in their shuttle service to substitute for inoperative rail lines as a result of Superstorm Sandy.
DART deployed 20 of its employees, all of whom have a Commercial Driver License (CDL), to caravan the buses to north Jersey. The employees come from various positions within DART, including the Chief Operating Officer, Maintenance, Supervisors, and Operators.
We are fortunate that Delaware did not get the brunt of the storm and we are happy to help our neighbors and fellow transit agency, said Ms. Skiver. It is what we do.
The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), operates DART First State. For information on fixed route bus services statewide, please call 1-800-652-DART or visit www.DartFirstState.com.