Some Delaware school districts struggling with bus driver shortages

Retirement and health concerns have some, but not all, downstate school districts grappling with bus driver shortages in the initial stages of in-person instruction during the coronavirus pandemic. In one of the state’s largest districts, Indian River, a driver shortage has forced the district to delay efforts to bring in high school students earlier than […]

Sussex County, DelDOT sign off on new transportation agreement

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County and Delaware transportation leaders have reached a new understanding when it comes to development approvals and traffic planning in the First State’s fastest-growing locale. At its Tuesday meeting, Sussex County Council approved an updated memorandum of understanding with the Delaware Department of Transportation that officials of both entities hope will improve […]

Traffic, toll revenue down in Delaware during pandemic

COVID 19’s impact on travel has impacted traffic count and toll revenue in Delaware. While traffic counts in Delaware’s northern counties — Kent and New Castle – are down from 2019, some roadways in southern Delaware have experienced a recent increase, according to DelDOT Director of Community Relations C.R. McLeod. “Traffic trends statewide continue to […]

Delaware Transit Corporation receives $318K federal grant

The Delaware Transit Corporation was named as one of 25 recipients for a highly competitive Accelerating Innovative Mobility grant award by the Federal Transit Administration Friday. Seventy-five eligible grant proposals were submitted from 33 states and territories. The awarded grant totaling $317,692 will be used to pilot innovative software in DTC’s existing fixed route and […]

DelDOT earns award for U.S. 301 project

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Transportation earned regional recognition in the America’s Transportation Awards for the U.S. 301 Mainline Project, which opened to traffic in January 2019. In the America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials, AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, state DOTs compete in […]

DelDOT Secretary Cohan retiring in October

DOVER — Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan will become the third cabinet secretary to leave Gov. John Carney’s administration this year. The governor’s office announced Friday Ms. Cohan, who has headed DelDOT since January 2015, will officially retire from the state in October and join the nonprofit Leadership Delaware as its CEO. Gov. Carney plans to […]

Driver’s ed students returning to in-car learning

DOVER — Gov. John Carney has let up on the brakes for driver’s education, allowing students back behind the wheel for the first time since schools closed in mid-March. In guidance last week, Gov. Carney signed a modification to his state of emergency mandate, allowing no more than two students and a teacher together in […]

Constructing plan for Delaware school bus cleaning a ‘massive undertaking’

Handrails, the tops of seats and every seat a student sat in — those are just a few key areas on school buses drivers will be responsible for cleaning after each run, should students return to school buildings this fall. “It’s a massive undertaking,” said Renate Wiley, school board president for Milford, as transportation specialist […]

AAA: Remember the rules when getting back on the road

DOVER — As Delaware loosens COVID-related restrictions, more people will be out driving, some after not doing so for a while. That’s why AAA and state officials are urging people to remember the rules of the road. “We urge motorists to remember the rules of the road as they return to their regular driving habits,” […]

Lane closures set for Del. 1 bridge

REHOBOTH BEACH — There will be intermittent lane closures in the northbound and southbound lanes on the Del. 1 bridge over the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, between Bay Vista Road and Canal Road, starting at 6 p.m. on Sunday and lasting until 6 a.m. next Thursday, pending weather, according to the Delaware Department of Transportation. DelDOT said […]

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