Millsboro cancels bid to allow golf carts on town roads

MILLSBORO — Through a motion to rescind, Millsboro officials have withdrawn their 2020 pitch to Delaware’s General Assembly seeking a town charter change that would legally allow golf carts on certain town-maintained roads, notably within Plantation Lakes. “I like golf carts myself, but I am very concerned about safety,” said Millsboro Mayor Michelle Truitt. “The […]

Sussex Co., DelDOT partner on loan project to accelerate roadwork

GEORGETOWN — A pioneering county/state loan partnership that banks on payback assurance is geared to accelerate prioritized road improvements in southern Delaware. By a 4-1 vote, Sussex County Council on Tuesday approved the Funding Accelerating Safety in Transportation Track Program — a first-of-its-kind initiative that will utilize set-aside of county funds to accelerate road improvements […]

Safety campaign urges link between teen drivers, parents

DOVER — Delaware’s Office of Highway Safety is pushing for communication between parents and their teen drivers behind the steering wheel. The aim is to raise safety for young motorists through increased collaboration with their dads and moms. OHS is following up last month’s National Teen Driver Safety Week with its own campaign, targeting its […]

Sussex County, DelDOT ink Henlopen TID plan

GEORGETOWN — It’s a marriage that’s receiving quite a reception from Sussex County officials and Delaware’s Department of Transportation, as well as its retiring secretary. On Tuesday, Sussex County reached a significant mile marker on the road to easing traffic congestion in fast-growing parts of southern Delaware, with County Council’s approval of the Henlopen Transportation […]

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 […]