DTC announces opening of Wilmington Transit Center

May 20, 2020
The $10 million-project used 100 percent state and private funds and was constructed as part of a public-private partnership between DelDOT, DTC and Transit Center, LLC.

The Wilmington Transit Center is now open, announced the Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC), which will operate as the new transfer location for most Delaware Authority for Regional Transit (DART) bus routes in downtown Wilmington.

“We have made significant investments in the city of Wilmington and our infrastructure that has helped create jobs, improve travel and spur economic development,” said Delaware Gov. John Carney. “This transit center will serve 75 percent of the bus routes in Wilmington, and it will make it easier for passengers in and around the city to get to their destinations.”

The new transit center has the capacity to have up to 10 buses stage at one time, allowing bus layovers without blocking city streets. It offers riders a smoke-free covered seated waiting area, real-time bus displays, ticket sales, Wi-Fi, USB charging stations, vending machines and bike racks with a bike repair station. 

Strategically located adjacent to Wilmington's Joseph R. Biden Rail Station, the transit center provides convenient access to Amtrak, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Greyhound/Trailways and cabs. The center also provides parking for rental cars, and offers 90 public parking spaces, including two electric car charging stations.

“The Wilmington Transit Center truly is a multi-modal facility that provides Wilmington with a much-needed hub for trips into Wilmington and surrounding New Castle County,” said Delaware Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan.

 The $10 million-project constructed as part of a public-private partnership between Delaware Department of Transportation, DTC and Transit Center, LLC (Colonial Parking, EDiS Company, and Emory Hill Real Estate Services, Inc.), used 100 percent state and private funds.

“We’re so excited and proud to open this wonderful new facility to provide our riders with the convenience and amenities they deserve,” said DTC CEO John Sisson.