DelDOT/DTC begin construction on Wilmington Transit Center

Nov. 20, 2018

Federal, state and local partners joined Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC), the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and Transit Center, LLC, for a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of construction of the Wilmington Transit Center.

The new transit center is expected to be completed in December 2019 and will be served by most bus routes in Wilmington. The facility will have the capacity to have up to 10 buses stage at one time, which frees city streets from possible bus blockages. The center will offer customers a covered, seated waiting area, real-time bus displays, ticket sales, WiFi, USB charging stations, restrooms, vending machines and bike racks with a bike repair station.

The $10-million project is fully financed by state and private funds and is being constructed as part of a public-private partnership between DelDOT/DTC and Transit Center, LLC, (Colonial Parking, EDiS Company and Emory Hill Real Estate Services, Inc.).

"We are making millions of dollars of needed infrastructure investments across the city, and this is another milestone project for Wilmington," said Delaware Gov. John Carney. "This transit center will serve thousands of customers every day and provide the convenience and amenities that they deserve."

Strategically located adjacent to Wilmington's Joseph R. Biden Rail Station, the transit center will provide convenient access to Amtrak, SEPTA, Greyhound/Trailways and cabs. The center will also offer parking for rental cars, as well as public parking including electric car charging stations.

DTC CEO John Sisson stated, "We're excited to break ground on this state-of-the art transit center, providing our customers with a convenient multimodal hub within the city of Wilmington."

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Mischa Wanek-Libman | Editor in Chief

Mischa Wanek-Libman serves as editor in chief of Mass Transit magazine. She is responsible for developing and maintaining the magazine’s editorial direction and is based in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Wanek-Libman has spent more than 20 years covering transportation issues including construction projects and engineering challenges for various commuter railroads and transit agencies. She has been recognized for editorial excellence through her individual work, as well as for collaborative content. 

She is an active member of the American Public Transportation Association's Marketing and Communications Committee and serves as a Board Observer on the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) Board of Directors.  

She is a graduate of Drake University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a major in magazine journalism and a minor in business management.