August 2017

All meetings are open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held in the WILMAPCO Conference Room.

August 1, 3 p.m.

August 10, 10 a.m.

August 14, 6:30 p.m.

August 17, 10 a.m.

In case of inclement weather, please call (302) 737-6205, or toll free from Cecil County at (888) 808-7088 for cancellations or postponements.

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Transportation news and events from the
Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO). 
TIP Draft list of transportation projects for New Castle and Cecil Counties is available for public review and comment
WILMAPCO has released draft amendments to the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for public review and comment through September 13. Funding the region's transportation priorities, the TIP details $2.4 billion in planned improvements including roads, buses, rail, bicycle, and pedestrian projects.

While no new projects have been added, the amended version contains 10 percent more funding than the TIP approved in March 2017.  Emphasizing WILMAPCO's preservation first policy, 46 percent of TIP funds are allocated to maintain the region's existing infrastructure.

Major continuing projects include:

  • New rail and bus transit centers in Newark, Claymont, and Wilmington
  • Bus transit park & rides near Christiana Mall and Middletown
  • Bridge preservation and safety projects in Cecil and New Castle counties
  • Highway projects including I-295 westbound and US 301
  • Multimodal projects including US 40, Elkton Road, southern New Castle County roads, and City of Wilmington streets
Bicycle and Pedestrian
  • New Castle-Wilmington Jack Markell Trail completion
  • Pedestrian improvements on US 13 and US 40
Information is available online at WILMAPCO also encourages community attendance at a Public Workshop being held in partnership with the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) on Monday, September 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Newark Free Library. WILMAPCO and DelDOT staff will be available to discuss proposed projects and listen to feedback.

ElktonElkton Pedestrian Plan 
WILMAPCO is collaborating with the Town of Elkton and the Maryland State Highway Administration to develop the Elkton Pedestrian Plan. The plan will build on years of planning work in Elkton to identify necessary improvements to the town's pedestrian network. Please take a brief public survey at to share your thoughts on making Elkton more walkable. Completed surveys will be entered to win a $25 Visa gift card! For more information, please visit
Local News
DART Mobile Fare Payment to Launch for DART Beach Bus Services
According to a Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) release, "DTC is excited to announce the launch of a new mobile payment app for its Beach Bus Services.  The mobile payment option, available through Token Transit, is an easy-to-use mobile app for riders to pay their bus fare using their smartphones.  The app displays a digital pass on the phone's screen, eliminating the need for a paper pass or cash. Mobile payment is new to DART and will be tested as a pilot program on the local Beach Bus services (201-208, and 215) in the eastern part of Sussex County through mid-September.  If successful, DTC plans to roll out mobile payment for its services statewide next year."  For more information, please visit
National News

The Positive Power of Walking
According to an America Walks article, "Streams of medical studies now document the central role physical activity plays in fending off disease and disability. Chances of depression, dementia, colon cancer, heart disease, anxiety, diabetes, and other conditions drop by at least 40 percent among people engaging in moderate exercise such as walking."  To view the source article, please visit
App New App Pays for Videos of Drivers who Text
According to Spring wise, "a San Francisco startup has launched a software which aims to crack down on drivers texting behind the wheel by offering citizens money for their video evidence. The Text to Ticket app, available in both iOS and Android, allows users to shoot a brief video of the offending drivers, which can then be uploaded to the company's servers. Providing the user's video clearly shows the offense and the car's license plate, after the video has been reviewed and approved they'll get $5 for the submission. Text to Ticket will then send it to the local law authorities who will proceed with punishing the driver."  To view the source article, please visit
Google Google Street View Measure & Maps Air Pollution
According to The State Smart Transportation Initiative, "Google and the Environmental Defense Fund published the first in a series of maps with data on pollution levels collected using Google Street View vehicles. The initiative will make it possible to assess air pollution at a level of detail that was nearly impossible previously. The project team hopes the body of data created will help regulators and local and state officials develop a greater understanding of pollution levels on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis, making it possible to target investments and other interventions to the populations facing the greatest health risks." To view the source article, please visit .