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Delaware Work Release Inmates Oppose Cuts in DART Bus Service


          Women inmates at a work-release center near New Castle may have a more difficult time getting to their jobs. The Delaware Transit Corporation wants to cut the number of trips from the DART First State bus system from 12 to 8 a day because of low ridership. 

            That would mean a five hour midday gap with no buses.

            The state Department of Correction , the Delaware Commission for Women and the inmates themselves are urging DART not to cut the service.

            The Wilmington News Journal reports that Public Defender Brian Bartley asked how inmates can have a successful re-entry into society if they don’t have transportation.

            In addition, employees, visitors and released prisoners also take the bus route which runs through Wilmington.



Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.